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.
(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.
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
Pissaladière, pictured above, along with Comte Sables & Parmesan Crisps
Roast Cauliflower Steaks & Puntarelle with Anchovy Dressing
Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pecorino
Pan Seared Loin of Venison with Red Wine Juniper & Quince
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
Dessert Wine Pairing:
Moscato d’Asti ‘Solatio’, Neviglie, Piedmont, Moscato grape
Le Piantagioni Coffee & Herb Tea
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