San Diego Chefs Unite to Help Earthquake Ravaged Montemonaco

Chefs for Montemonaco

Chefs for Montemonaco

What happens when the charming village of Montemonaco in Monti Sibillini National Park, Italy suffers severe damage by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake? The Italian Cultural Center (ICC) of San Diego steps up to help by hosting a series of fundraising dinners organized by Andrea Zarattini. The first kicks off on Friday, February 3rd from 6pm-8:30pm at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Hall. A trio of powerhouse chefs combine their considerable culinary talents to present an evening celebrating the food and wine of the Monti Sibillini region: Marcello Avitabile of La Buona Forchetta, Mario Cassineri of BICE and Stefano Ceresoli of Piazza 1909. Check out the incredible menu below and don’t miss your opportunity to experience this unprecedented event benefiting ravaged Montemonaco. A minimum donation of $95 per person is requested. Please click here to RSVP and purchase tickets.

Three Chefs for Montemonaco Menu

Aperitivo
Pecorino dei Monti Sibillini, Salumi e Mieli
Sibillini Mountain Pecorino cheese, selection of Cured Meats, and Honey

Antipasto
Insalata di lenticchie e baccalà in crosta di mais
Mount Sibillini’s lentil salad with Cod in a Corn Crust

Primo
Lasagnette di castagne e funghi porcini
Chestnut lasagna with porcini mushrooms

Secondo
Arrosticini di Agnello
Abruzzo’s skewers of Lamb

Dolci
Gelato fiordilatte, Zafferano e Miele/Castagne – Ricotta e fichi caramellati
Fiordilatte gelato, Saffron and Honey/Chestnuts – Ricotta and caramelized fig

Bevande
Velenosi Passerina Brut
Velenosi Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico
Velenosi Rosso Piceno DOC
Velenosi Visciole
Acqua San Pellegrino o Panna o Ferrarelle

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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