Thursday, October 04, 2007

Restaurants and Romance!

Please join us at Al Forno on Wednesday, October 17th to meet Courtney Febbroriello, author of Wife of the Chef: The True Story of a Restaurant and Romance, and her husband Chef Chris Prosperi.

Chris and Courtney are the owners of renowned restaurant Metro Bis in Simsbury, Connecticut. The James Beard Foundation called Metro Bis “a find—an intimate spot…with consistently superb food” and Connecticut Magazine describes the place and Chris’ cooking as “sophisticated and simple, innovative and classically grounded.” Chris leads the kitchen and handles the culinary inspiration while Courtney manages the business end, from staffing to payroll. Join us for an evening of Chris’ fabulous American bistro cuisine, paired with wines by Al Forno’s own sommelier Kyle Kelly, and hear about what actually goes on behind the scenes of a busy and successful restaurant as Courtney reads from and discusses her book Wife of the Chef: The True Story of a Restaurant and Romance.

Metro Bis Wine Dinner
October 17, 2007

Hors D’Oeuvres
Mini Southwestern Shrimp, Tomato and Avocado “Cocktail” and Manchurian Shrimp Toast
2006 Colterenzio Muller-Thurgau

Maryland Lump Crab, Pancetta, Avocado and Pine Nut Salad
2005 Colterenzio Pinot Bianco

Soy Braised Pork with Glazed Baby Carrots
2005 Trere Sangiovese “Vigna del Monte”

Vanilla Panna Cotta
2006 La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti

$95.00 per person
(Includes dinner, wine and a complimentary copy of Wife of the Chef. Tax and gratuity are not included.)

The dinner will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30pm. To reserve, please call Lexi at Al Forno (401) 273-9760, extension 13. Space is limited so please call soon. We look forward to hearing from you and celebrating this evening of superb food and wine together!

To receive a full refund cancellations must be made at least a week prior to the event. Thank you.