THE TUSCAN GUN DINNER SERIES #05 – LOS ANGELES –

After 3 sold out rounds of dinners in Brooklyn this past fall I am coming back to the city where it all begun a decade ago. I am honored to be hosting a five dinners event next March at Mauro’s Café in Fred Segal Hollywood, which is the first spot Debi and I had a date when I arrived from Florence; it was summer of 2001. I must (as always) express apologies to my vegetarian friends… this menu has pork in three items out of a five course menu. Join me for a night of Super Tuscan Food and Selected Wines*.

Tickets went live yesterday on EVENTBRITE, I am truly looking forward to spend a week working in one of Hollywood most prestigious sites, and have the opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones.

During that week in Los Angeles I will also appear in a couple of locations for book signings and Espresso giveaways. Stay tuned and start dieting!

THE TUSCAN GUN AT CAFE’ MAURO – FRED SEGAL HOLLYWOOD, CA. MARCH 23-28 2015 –

APPETIZER: PROSCIUTTO TAGLIATO A MANO (Hand-sliced Italian Prosciutto), PECORINO E MARMELLATA (6 months aged Tuscan Pecorino Cheese House Made Jam), BRUSCHETTA DI FAGIOLI (Cannelini Beans, Pancetta, Rosemary and Garlic)

SALAD: LA CAPRA E LA BIETOLA (Beet, Cucumber and Goat cheese w/ Grapefruit Vinaigrette and Mint Olive Oil)

PASTA: PENNE ALLA GRICIA (Guanciale, Sage, Garlic and Pecorino Cheese)

CARNE: PORCHETTA (Slow cooked Pork Butt served with Herb-roasted Fingerling Potatoes and sautéed Kale)

DOLCE: PANNA COTTA AI FRUTTI DI BOSCO (Soft Cream Custard w/ Wine Poached Berry Sauce)

CAFFE’: ITALIAN ESPRESSO PROVIDED BY LAVAZZA

* This ticket is for a five (5) course meal as described on the menu. Wine is not included but a selection of Italian labels will be available by the glass and by the bottle. Please understand that we are traveling and planning is key, therefore these tickets are transferrable but not refundable.

NOTE ABOUT SITTING ARRANGEMENT – Due to the nature of the event we encourage you to let us know if friends of yours have booked tickets on the same evening you are attending and we will try our best to sit you together. However we anticipate a few communal tables, get ready to make new friends and bring your best social-game on!

NOTE ABOUT WINE – Cafe’ Mauro will cover expenses and pay their staff with alcohol sales. We kindly ask you to refrain to BYOB, our cooks and waiters will appreciate.