On the Menu: Week of May 18

 

A reception at the James Beard House

 

Monday, May 19, 7:00pm
Exuberant Italian 
After summers spent off the coast of Naples, chef Christian Petroni has taken his Italian childhood food memories and adapted them to fit today’s palate at his Westchester eatery, Fortina. Petroni also runs a well-loved take-out shop, Cooked & Company, which reflects a similar ethos of rustic Italian farmhouse traditions with an exuberant, modern spin.

 

Wednesday, May 21, 7:00pm 
Los Angeles Hot Spot 
At the tender age of 25, chef Miles Thompson is already revolutionizing the Los Angeles dining scene with his intriguing spin on avant-garde comfort food. Originally a pop-up concept, Thompson’s build-your-own-tasting-menu experience has matured into a sought-after restaurant offering progressive haute cuisine.

 

Thursday, May 22, 7:00pm 
Florida Fresh 
A longtime fixture in the South Florida hospitality world, award-winning restaurateur Burt Rapoport owns a family of restaurants that have been satisfying discerning patrons from the Boca Raton area for more than 30 years. Help us welcome the chefs from all of his properties for a celebration of the Sunshine State’s coastal flavors.

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