Contributor Brooklynne Peters wrangled this intel on chef Nick Stellino’s upcoming Dallas visit :
Next weekend, chefs Nick Stellino (Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends) and Kent Rathbun (Abacus) are pairing up to present the Dallas community with a weekend of culinary exhibition and education.
Stellino, a well-known TV host and cookbook author who refers to himself as “the Woody Allen of cooking,” will join Rathbun at DUO on Friday at 11:30 a.m. for a lunch demonstration where he will flex his gastronomic muscles in his area of expertise—Italian food. A native Sicilian, Stellino will teach attendees how to make pasta with tomatoes, basil and shrimp, pasta with ham, mushrooms, asparagus and truffle oil and pasta with braised sausages and ricotta parmigiana.
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The purpose of this event, said Stellino, is to “live for the moment. To share with others how to make a perfect plate of pasta. [To provide] that emotional connection to recipes you can’t learn from a cookbook.
On Saturday at 11:30 a.m., the pair will continue their demonstrations at Abacus, with Stellino teaching more of his signature recipes, including a tomato and bread salad, veal Milanese with tomato pesto, salad, and shaved Parmesan and pears in red wine sauce.
“I’m excited to partner with Nick,” said Rathbun. “Nick’s enthusiasm for Italian cooking is infectious, and this is a great chance for Dallas’ dining public to learn from and be inspired by the man himself.”
To make your reservations for these events, see below.
DUO lunch event: $60 per person. For reservations, call 214-884-2979.
Abacus lunch event: $60 per person. For reservations, call 214-559-3111.