There are flavors and memories that stay with you forever. Part of the magic of cooking, is the ability to rethink, recreate and re-elaborate those flavors in a thousand different ways.
Join me around the most italian table of Tel Aviv for an evening where tradition and innovation meet in a six-course delightful dinner, accompanied by perfect wine and some of my most cherished memories of Italia.
Growing up in the Bel Paese has filled me with a sense of taste and beauty that will stay with me forever. Allow me to share some of those tastes with you, and some of that beauty.
All of the elements of the dinner are home-made: butters, cheeses, doughs and all the rest. That's because there is nothing as good as food "fatto in casa"...
Of course, everything is surprisingly vegan. No, you won't notice, unless you're told. It's a promise. And if you have already dined at my table, you know that it's true.
I'm looking forward to hosting you.
The most famous of Italian cocktails, served in the most unexpected way.
Let's toast to a wonderful evening together!
,Aperitivo goes on
North vs. South
I grew up in Milan, and there is something we do with Pizza in Milan that the rest of Italy doesn't really agree on... Come taste for yourself my crispy, fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza "Spontini" style... I'll tell you the story behind it while you take a bite of the fluffiest of doughs
Vellutata di cavolfiore e topinambour
The yummiest and silkiest of creams. Nothing like a regular soup. Believe me!
Crespelle ripiene di ricotta e spinaci con pomodorini gratinati
Home-made crespelle filled with almond ricotta and sauteed spinach, in a creamy bechamelle sauce with a topping of Sicilian grated tomatoes.
Polenta al formaggio su crema di castagne e burro al tartufo
Grated home-made cheese polenta, served on a cream of chestnuts and topped by a sphere of home-made truffle butter.
Sicilian fennel salad on a bed of cashew cheese
Before hitting dessert, let's refresh our palates with this exquisite Sicilian recipe: thin fennel sliced in an orange-and-mustard vinaigrette, served on a creamy home-made cashew cheese bed.
Crema al caffe' e biscotti fatti in casa
By the time you all get your creamy dessert, freshly-baked cookies will be coming out of the oven. And of course, it's all about coffee at the end of the meal!
Born and raised in Italy, I have lived (and learned to cook) in Milan, Paris (where I lived for six years), and Tel Aviv (where I moved to in 2008).
I am a university researcher during the day, and a food researcher at night - I love trying new recipes and finding that one special ingredient that can turn any dish into a moment of perfect pleasure!
I've always loved using my hands to create things that can make people happy: drawing, sculpture, close-up magic (yes, really) and cooking are just some of my passions.
I also love books, movies, theater, trips and cuddling with my dog. And because I wish everybody on this planet to be able to cuddle with their loved ones, I have chosen not to make anyone my food... Thus turning vegan, gourmet cooking into my greatest and happiest pleasure.
I promise you'll love every bit and every bite of the Italian food journey I'll cook for you!
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Disfruta de las ciudades experimentando con actividades y enriquece tu vida.