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DOWNTOWN ITALIAN (Cookbook Review)

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 6:20 AM

Three of the most inventive young restaurateurs in New York's vibrant East and West Villages has come together among the picturesque brownstones of New York’s West Village to present to you 100 contemporary Italian-inspired cocktails, antipasti, pastas, main courses and desserts—made approachable for the home cook…with an inventive twist on the classic Italian Kitchen that you will absolutely fall in love with.

The restaurateurs share their cuisine and cocktail recipes that have inspired loyalty among customers of dell'anima, L'Artusi, L'Apicio and Anfora—including Charred Octopus with Chicories, Impromptu Tiramisu, and a sparking Roasted Orange Negroni Sbagliato.

This book is ultimately the king of food and cocktail porn…definitely bringing the ultimate fantasy to life. The photography in this book is absolutely…Amazing! From the inspiring stories…to the helpful hints and tips…to the easy to follow recipes…I had a hard time figuring out if I should curl up in bed with this book or place it on my kitchen shelf.

Of course…a cookbook review is not a review without some kitchen testing.

The recipes of choice… “Branzino Al Cartoccio” and the name of the dish translate to fish cooked in a paper bag.

The results…ecstasy for all the five senses…an absolutely wonderful love affair for my palate…delicious!

I highly recommend this cookbook and if you are lucky enough to be in the New York area why not join these three

restaurateurs for an evening of demonstrations and tastings from their new cookbook “Downtown Italian".

Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2014, 7 pm

Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

Venue: Warburg Lounge

Price: from $35.00

~xoxo Sincerely Yours, Nerisa :)

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