An evening with Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt


Two weeks ago, we hosted a preview event for Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt to celebrate their forthcoming cookbook The Tucci Table, which comes out on April 2nd.

Stanley Tucci, David Young, Felicity Blunt, Amanda Harris

(The authors are seen here flanked by David Young, CEO of the Orion Publishing Group; and Amanda Harris, Deputy Publisher, Orion Non-Fiction.)

The dinner was held at La Fromagerie in Marylebone which we can only describe as a food lovers emporium! Their first shop, situated in Highbury Park, opened in Autumn 1992, the second shop, on Moxon Street (just off Marylebone High Street), opened just over ten years later. Both shops are known for their fantastic produce and also their cheese maturing cellars & walk-in cheese rooms.

Tucci Table La Fromagerie dinner

Over 35 people came, including journalists from newspapers such as The Times, the Guardian, Metro, TV shows like Loose Women, Saturday Kitchen and magazines like Delicious.

Working with the authors and us, the venue came up with a fantastic menu based on recipes from the book and we thought we’d share it with you:

The full menu is listed below:


Prosecco, Brut Vino Spumante, Vitivinicola Palazzo Rosso Sommariva

Sacred Gin Negroni

Blood Orange Juice


pissaladiere 2

Pissaladière, pictured above, along with Comte Sables & Parmesan Crisps

First Course:

Sharing dishes/boards

Roast Cauliflower Steaks & Puntarelle with Anchovy Dressing

Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pecorino


Main Course:

Pan Seared Loin of Venison with Red Wine Juniper & Quince

Roast Loin of Venison Tucci Table

Roast Root Vegetables with Thyme


White Wine Pairing:

Gavi di Gavi Bric Sassi, Roberto Sarotto, Piedmont 2012

Red Wine Pairing:

Sangue di Drago, Teroldego Rotaliano 2011 Marco Donati


Poached Pear with Mascarpone & Biscotti

Poached Pear Tucci Table

Dessert Wine Pairing:

Moscato d’Asti ‘Solatio’, Neviglie, Piedmont, Moscato grape

Le Piantagioni Coffee & Herb Tea

Chocolate Dolce

Tucci Table wine

A fantastic evening was had by all, the food was delicious, and we hope this gives The Tucci Table a fantastic start to its journey. Come back soon for more exclusive content from the book and the authors.


The Tucci Table by Stanley Tucci & Felicity Blunt with Kay Plunkett-Hogge is published by Orion Books as a hardback & eBook, priced £25/£12.99, on April 2nd, 2015.

Main pic: Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt

Author and food photos (c) Toby Lockerbie

Poorly lit event photos by Alice Morley










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