Tuesday, February 11, 2014

When Amici Get Together - Amici per le Padelle - Piazzetta Milu', Castellamare Di Stabia (Na)

Una serata dedicata al gusto dell'amicizia...
That is what the invite said.
6 talented chefs.  6 talented friends who promised us an evening out  , with amici for una serata of good food wine and good company. I stepped out last Monday evening an headed to Piazzetta Milu' in Castellamare Di Stabia, about forty minutes ish from Naples.  I stepped out on a cold Monday night in February  to celebrate  friendship.  Amici per Le Padelle is what this band of brothers calls themselves.  An idea thrown around one late evening via WhatsApp.  An idea to share their passion for cooking,  to get together in one kitchen and stir it up, so to speak...

The evening began with an appetizer from Chef Antonio Petrone...


Totanetto di paranza stuffed with friarielli greens, smoked provolone cheese, and fondue with poatatoes from Montoro.


Next, Chef Rocco De Santis....

A crispy fried egg with a whisper of cauliflower, truffles and a creamy caciocavallo cheese sauce.


Chef Mirko Balzano...

Tortelli pasta stuffed with octopus in a roasted Montoro onion broth.


Chef Marco Laudato...

Rice in a genovese sauce.


Chef Cristoforo Trapani (host chef)...

Secreto di Patanegra with potatoes, red peppers, and black truffles.


And Chef Cristian Torsiello...

Mandarin sorbet, licorice,with a reduction of  milk and sour cream.


In an era of TV programs where competition among chefs is portrayed as fierce and downright ugly, it sure was refreshing to see another side of the coin.

Alla prossima get together!










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