Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 6:30PM
$225 Includes sommelier-selected wines and hospitality fee
Limited to 18 guests
Born in Paris and raised in Biarritz, the Basque region of France, Chef Valerie Blum is a chef who considers herself not a chef, but a self-proclaimed "woman who likes to cook." Her cooking draws heavily from the Basque culinary tradition of her childhood and emphasizes quality ingredients and technique over complexity and frills.
Nearly thirty years ago, Valerie and her husband and culinary partner, Jon, opened Cafe Lutecia in Philadelphia's Fitler Square neighborhood. The cafe quickly became a popular fixture, serving classic French breakfast and lunch fare with the comfort and simplicity of Valerie's cuisine du terroir approach.
In March 2016, the cafe began serving a Tuesday night Basque dinner - featuring a rotating menu of popular and obscure French dishes - which garnered critical acclaim and lines of people waiting along the sidewalk. Due to her lifelong struggle with Cystic Fibrosis, Valerie has postponed the Tuesday night dinners, as well as prospects of opening a full-service Basque restaurant, to maintain energy for her initial endeavor: the cafe.
We're so thrilled to have Valerie and Jon with us in our private dining room for what is sure to be a unique and memorable night!
*Dietary restrictions, allergies and food preferences cannot be accommodated for this event.
Friday, February 17, 2023 | 6:30PM
$485 Inlcudes Piedmont menu, Barolo back vintage wine pairing, and gratuity
Limited to 18 guests
We are excited to welcome back Lorenzo Scavino, owner and winemaker of Azelia Wines! This time around, we are highlighting a lineup of back vintage wine, featuring a decade of Barolo. These bottles were imported directly from the Azelia wine cellar – located in the commune of Castiglione Falletto and have been resting in the Vetri Cucina cellar for the last 6 months, getting ready for their big debut. A regionally inspired Piedmontese menu will be served to complement these beautiful, rare wines. Featured Bottles Include: Barolo Classico 2010 Magnum Barolo Margheria 2006 Barolo San Rocco 2005 Double Magnum Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2004 Double Magnum Barolo Riserva Bricco Voghera 2000 Double Magnum + some fresh vintages of Dolcetto & Barbera *COMMUNAL SEATING *ALLERGIES AND DIETARY RESTRICTIONS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATEDRead More
Monday, February 20, 2023 | 6:30PM
$375 Ticket price includes wine, gratuity and a signed copy of Mastering Pasta
Limited to 10 guests
Join Marc Vetri for an intimate evening at the communal chef's counter in our upstairs private dining room, where he'll showcase all the techniques used to create the from-scratch pastas featured in his cookbooks Il Viaggio di Vetri, Rustic Italian Food, and of course - Mastering Pasta! The demonstration will include a multi-course pasta meal and house wine. *Gluten and/or dairy restrictions cannot be accommodated for this event. *Tickets are non-refundable. *Class will be in session rain, snow, or shineRead More