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Dining

An Evening with Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo of the Frankies Spuntino Group

Wednesday, November 13, 2019  |  6:30PM
$225 Sommelier-selected wines and hospitality fee
Limited to 22 guests

The Franks grew up together in Queens, learning the vernacular of Italian cooking from their immigrant families. Both friends chose a life in the kitchen, one they pursued separately, training in some of the best kitchens in the world. They reconnected by chance in 2003 and decided to open a restaurant that would embrace their roots. They settled on a tree-lined stretch of the Italian-American enclave of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn and came up with a menu featuring salads, meatballs, eggplant marinara, fresh pastas, and more, all prepared with a light touch and offered at an affordable price. Now in its 15th year, Frankies 457 Spuntino is often cited as a vital member of Brooklyn's culinary revitalization and a lasting inspiration for serious chefs to embrace warmth and informality.

The Franks also own F&F Pizzeria and Franks Wine Bar, located in Brooklyn. They produce their own highly rated line of olive oils and, together, along with acclaimed writer Peter Meehan, they are the co-authors of The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual.

*Dietary restrictions, allergies and food preferences cannot be accommodated for this event.

Upcoming Classes

Back Vintage Barolo Dinner with Lorenzo Scavino of Azelia Wines Sold Out Request Waitlist

Wine Dinner

Back Vintage Barolo Dinner with Lorenzo Scavino of Azelia Wines

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 ACCOMMODATED

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Mastering Pasta with Marc Vetri | Monday, February 20th Sold Out Request Waitlist

Cooking Demonstration

Mastering Pasta with Marc Vetri | Monday, February 20th

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 shine

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