Events / Dinner

Pasta Culture: Massimo Bottura!

Presented by Pastificio Di Martino

Sat, June 30, 2018

7:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $350 (nonrefundable) Public Price: $350 (nonrefundable) Phone: 212.627.2308
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Massimo Bottura

Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy

This fall, in partnership with Pastificio Di Martino, the James Beard Foundation is launching a tantalizing dinner series designed to celebrate pasta culture from agnolotti to ziti and all that's in between. We're kicking off the series with none other than Massimo Bottura, one of the world's most-celebrated Italian chefs and the creative mind behind Osteria Francescana, the Michelin three-starred restaurant that just a few weeks ago nabbed the top spot in the 2018 World's 50 Best. Bottura's elegant and fanciful cooking is only outsized by his global mission to fight food waste and promote social inclusion through his Food for Soul Foundation.

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Hors d’Oeuvres

Macaroni and Cheese


Mozzarella–Tomato Macarons

Tiberio Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2016


Angel Hair Gazpacho > Angel Hair Pasta with Red Prawns, Sea Urchin, and Mediterranean Tomato, Cucumber, Carrot, Celery, and Herb Gazpacho

Champagne Ruinart Blanc des Blancs Brut

Autumn in New York > White and Green Asparagus with Crème Fraïche, Lemon Jam, Aromatic Herbs, and Miso–Pasta Broth. A tribute to Billy Holiday’s infamous rendition of the jazz standard, this vegetable medley focuses on the color and flavor palate that defines the spring season.

Tiberio Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2016

Bread Crumb–Pesto Fusilli > This pesto differs from the classic Ligurian recipe by using mixed herbs, both basil and mint, and toasted bread crumbs in lieu of pine nuts.

Tiberio Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2016

The Crunchy Part of Lasagne > Chef Bottura mischievously reinvents this recipe to remain faithful to his childhood memory of stealing the burned corners from his grandmother Ancella’s lasagna. A sheet of crunchy, tricolor pasta balances on top of a hand-chopped meat ragù and airy béchamel like a bird about to take flight.

Maternigo Valpolicella Superiore 2011

Veal with Abstract Pasta Salad > A tribute to English artist Damien Hirst’s spin-painted canvases, beef filet takes on the tradition of grilled meat without lighting a flame. It’s accompanied with an abstract pasta salad represented in four sauces: potato and provolone from Campania, a yellow tomato and basil scarpariello from Naples, onion and veal jus from Genova, and a creamy green chlorophyll from the herb garden. 

Luciano Arduini Amarone della Valpolicella 2014

Camouflage after Warhol and Pucinella > Warhol began his camouflage paintings in 1986 reducing the military symbolism while still playing with the idea of hiding. This dessert honors the artist that inspired Bottura to look for all that you don’t see in every recipe and tradition with a nod to the Neapolitan pastiera tart.

Coffee Service by Lavazza

Special thanks Ian D’Agata of Collisioni Wine & Food Project, Maria Sabrina Tedeschi of Tedeschi Wines, Cristiana Tiberio of Tiberio Wines, and Richy Petrina of Ruinart for their generous donations of wine for this event. 

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