Ferragosto Feast

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Ferragosto Feast with Katie Parla & Brad Spence

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | 6:30PM
$150.00 per person plus tax
Limited to 12 guests

Katie Parla is a Rome-based food journalist, educator and author. A New Jersey native, Katie now spends her time documenting Roman food culture for international publications and hosting food and beverage events aimed at illuminating lesser known aspects of Italian dining and drinking.

Join Chef Brad Spence and journalist Katie Parla for a celebration of Rome's famous Ferragosto meal. Every year on August 15th, Roman friends and families gather for a celebration of Summer and to usher in the vacation season. Although the day has religious origins--August 15th celebrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary--today, it is essentially a secular holiday.

Romans dine on prosciutto and fruit, chicken-based dishes, and fresh fruit desserts. We will recreate this very Roman fare and pair it with classic Italian Ferragosto-inspired drinks.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017  |  6:30PM
$300  |  Limited to 12 guests

Join Chef Marc Vetri for an intimate evening at Vetri Cucina showcasing pastas featured in his cook books, Mastering Pasta, Rustic Italian Food, and Il Viaggio di Vetri. The class starts with grains and eggs and ends with plates of steaming pasta. Chef Marc will teach you about the history and nutrition of wheat and also demonstrate techniques for making extruded and hand-rolled pasta. Guests will enjoy pasta courses and house wines available throughout the evening. This is the ultimate pasta-making experience!

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Barbara Lynch Book Dinner

Monday, April 24, 2017  |  6:30PM
$200  |  Limited to 18 guests

Celebrated chef Barbara Lynch credits the defiant spirit of her upbringing in tough, poor “Southie,” a neighborhood ruled by the notorious Whitey Bulger gang, with helping her bluff her way into her first professional cooking jobs; develop a distinct culinary style through instinct and sheer moxie; then dare to found an empire of restaurants ranging from a casual but elegant “clam shack” to Boston’s epitome of modern haute cuisine. She has won multiple James Beard awards, including Outstanding Restaurateur (only the second woman to win), an Amelia Earhart award winner for her success as a woman in a male-dominated field, and the Relais & Chateau designation of Grand Chef (one of only six in North America). She is the owner of Barbara Lynch Gruppo, which encompasses seven celebrated restaurants, including No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, Drink, Sportello, and Menton. Three of her restaurants are anchored in and have spurred the revitalization of South Boston, her lifelong home. We are thrilled to have Barbara at Vetri Cucina and hope you can join us for this memorable event!

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