S.A.S.S. - Italian Edition

In-PersonArts District, Los Angeles Downtown


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Banquet (20+ Guests)
italian, californian
Last dinner, I took you on a trip to North Africa with California vegetable flare and surprises. This time around, we're going to Italy, to my roots. I grew up in a Sicilian family and after culinary school in Italy, I would be hard pressed to put this dinner off any longer! It will be clean, seasonal, and simple and I'm sure I'll pack in a few more surprises, as well. Come get away from the hustle of the city and completely delve into my version of the Italian Sunday supper.

Menu detail

Welcome Cocktail!
Thanks to Selena, the welcome cocktail was a hit last time, so she's back at it again!
Spring Peas - Egg - Charred Lemon - Mint - Potato Coral
Small Plate
What better way to celebrate spring than with peas?! The peas will be the stars, but the other elements will be strong supporting actors. Texture and vibrancy rule this first course.
Mozzarella di Bufala Dumplings - Carrot Consommé - Chive
Small Plate
The perfection of the perfect pasta is hard to reach, but this version has been in my arsenal for years. I actually first debuted this filled pasta on my culinary school final and it was a well received and quite a crowd pleaser. Since then I have been introducing it through new applications and haven't met one I haven't liked yet! I hope you will feel the same! Carrot consommé - that's an in person conversation.
Short Rib - Salsa Verde - Red Verjus - Roasted Spring Onions
The complexity of short rib cookery is real, but when the meat is fall off the bone tender and melts in your mouth, you'll be happy. The sweet spring onions with give nice caramel notes and red verjus will brighten the dish with just the right acid. Thanks to Aatxe, I don't think I can eat meat or really anything without salsa verde. Naturally, it will be a plenty on this plate.
Almond Financier - Lemon Verbena Whipped Cream
A little cake and a little whipped cream. What's not to like?

S.A.S.S. - Italian Edition

In-PersonArts District, Los Angeles Downtown
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