"Vetri is responsible for launching not only some of the highest-regarded restaurants in Philadelphia, including Vetri Ristorante, but also the Vetri Foundation for Children, whose mission it is to educate Philadelphia-area children about the importance of healthy eating through teaching and social interaction. Vetri's foundation has reformed school lunches in several Philadelphia-area schools."
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"Brooklyn and Philadelphia are teaming up for a very special event, The BBQ Blowout. Marc Vetri & Brad Spence of Vetri & Amis, will be taking over the grills and will be serving up their own delicious cheer. BK Legend, DJ Jay Green, will be working the decks, playing all your favorite jams and summer dance grooves. As always, Brooklyn Brewery will be serving up their Brooklyn Summer Ale and Food Republic & Heritage Radio Network will be on hand for all of your culinary trend & info needs. We’ll be giving away another copy of Bon Appétit’s “The Grilling Book”, so make sure to bone up on your BBQ knowledge for a chance to win! You can purchase your tickets by clicking on the link below."
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"The Quattro Pazzo
Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in 1 ounce pale lager, such as Peroni, 1 ounce Aperol, 1 ounce Prosecco and 1 ounce blood orange juice or San Pellegrino Blood Orange soda. Stir and garnish with an orange pinwheel.
—Adapted from Alla Spina in Philadelphia"
The new restaurant will be aptly named The Brig and should open next year, folloing the opening of Pizzeria Vetri at 19th and Callowhill next month and the new Osteria outpost at Moorestown Mall later this year.
Yep! It's @navyyardphila and its the site of our newly inked resto deal with @pidcphila http://t.co/R1IsDEBZuO— Marc Vetri (@marcvetri) June 17, 2013
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"The Race Street Pier is one of the best things to happen to the Delaware River waterfront in recent memory, and on June 19, you can experience the new outdoor space with fantastic food and drink. With the Ben Franklin Bridge glittering overhead, Wednesday’s Race Street Pier Promenade will feature 14 Philly restaurants at an outdoor fundraiser on the water’s edge. Tickets are still available for the casual-chic gala, and they run $150 per person (here). The donation to nonprofit Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will score you three hours of food and drink - beverages include Yards beer, Ketel One vodka and plenty of wine - plus live music and a fireworks display. Check out the list of restaurants cooking for you below, and make plans for a night under the stars (6-9 PM)."
"With the closing over the weekend of Le Bec-Fin (a year after Perrier's own departure), Vetri wanted to do something to pay homage to Perrier. 'Georges has launched so many careers and brought so much to Philadelphia with his amazing cooking and his big personality,' Vetri told me. 'Even when I came here [in 1998] and didn't know him at all he took me in like I worked for him for years. He gave me so much advice in the early stages of Vetri and sent me in so many customers when I was doing four covers a night. He is a true legend. I just think Le Bec and Georges' legacy should be celebrated.'"
"Before award-winning chef Jeff Michaud ever opened the doors of his acclaimed Philadelphia restaurants, he spent three years in northern Italy as a culinary apprentice to master butchers and chefs, immersing himself in the culture and cuisine of the old country. It is safe to say that he never anticipated the romance that would ensue. Eating Italy is a delicious, funny, and mesmerizing spin through the boot, teaching true heirloom techniques and telling Jeff ’s culinary and personal love story (he met his wife when she came into the restaurant one night for dinner, and to this day, he hasn’t forgotten what she ordered).
Part inventive cookbook, part travel narrative, each chapter of Eating Italy explores a village or town in northern Italy, unveiling the unique culinary and cultural experience it has to offer. The reader experiences his journey from “Paladina: The Butcher’s Apprentice” to “Trescore Balneario: Our Big Italian Wedding” in dishes like Apricot and Chanterelle Salad, Swordfish Pancetta with Fennel Zeppole, Pheasant Lasagne, and Blood Orange Crostata with Bitter Chocolate. Each authentic recipe serves to mark his professional growth, learning from some of the most skilled chefs in Italy. Vivid photography of Italian culture, people, and landscapes are dispersed throughout, allowing the reader a glimpse of northern Italia from a kitchen far away."
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"The Vetri Foundation’s eighth annual Great Chefs Event fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was a huge success last night, raising over $1.1 million for the fight against childhood cancer. While we weren’t able to participate in the live auction - in which generous patrons bid upwards of $12,000 for special dinners and events - we did have a chance to sample the food and drink. More than 50 chefs from around the globe joined Marc Vetri at the Navy Yard for the evening to support a good cause, and they brought with them some very tasty bites. Here are five of our favorites, along with a few fun pics from the party."
Check out the full story and slideshow here.