Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lunch with Judy - Napoli and Madrid meet...Tuscany on April 27, 2010

Napoli and Madrid meet…Tuscany
on April 27th, 2010 at tidbit bistro

Lunch with Judy Witts Francini!

3 courses $15

We are excited to have Judy Witts Francini at tidbit bistro!

On Tuesday, April 27, Italian and Spanish inspired restaurant, tidbit bistro is hosting a special $15 three-course lunch with Tuscan chef, and nationally recognized cookbook author and food blogger Judy Witts Francini, at 11 a.m. at their restaurant in north Capitol Hill. Stopping in Seattle and the Eastside during her upcoming U.S. cooking class/cookbook tour, Francini is leaving the “boot” and gracing us with her authentic Tuscan cooking, Italian food knowledge and 25 years of food writing/blogging experience. Francini is the author of Secrets from My Tuscan Kitchen, a collection of 93 of her favorite recipes celebrating traditional and new Tuscan culinary specialties.

Tidbit, a dinner-only restaurant, is opening their doors early on April 27 to accommodate their fellow Italian for a special lunch. Tidbit is a participant in Seattle Restaurant Week and in keeping with the price point that week they are offering a $15 three-course lunch. Each course will have three options available, two from tidbit including one from Napoli and one from Spain, and a third Tuscan option from Francini. Tuscan menu options include: Ravioli Gnudi - spinach and ricotta dumplings formed from traditional ravioli filling – name means ‘naked ravioli’; Arista con Verdure Arrosto - Tuscan style pork roast with rosemary and fennel pollen served with roasted vegetables; and Panna Cotta al Caffè - cooked cream flavored with espresso coffee.

The casual event invites guests to interact with Francini, ask her questions about Tuscan food and living, her cookbooks, how to be a successful blogger and author and enjoy a wonderful lunch prepared by tidbit and herself. Francini will have copies of her book for sale. Lunch reservations are strongly encouraged. Call (206) 323-0840 or online at to book.

Judy is a member of the Italian Personal Chef Association, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a member of Slow Food International, and a student of cooking for over 30 years. She's married to a native Florentine, Andrea Francini, whose knowledge of Florence provides Francini with valuable insights. Her blog, Over the Tuscan Stove, features weekly articles for those who want to keep current on Tuscan food and living. Francini shares the food she loves as a staff writer for FoodConnect.Com, and has written her own cookbook, Secrets from My Tuscan Kitchen. She has been recognized in national publications including Bon Appetit, GQ, Food & Wine, Town & Country Travel and more, as well as featured on the BBC with Gary Rhodes.

per cominciare …

Melanzane alla Parmigiana ¢
Traditional Neapolitan vegetarian dish made with layers of eggplants, tomato sauce, Parmesan, mozzarella and basil
Salmorejo Cordobés
Gazpacho style soup of tomato puree and bread, served chilled with ham and diced hard-boiled eggs
Ravioli Gnudi
Spinach and ricotta dumplings formed from what is traditionally a ravioli filling – from here the name ‘naked ravioli’

… per continuare …

Grigliata di Pesce ¢
Seasonal fresh fish, baby squid, prawns, grilled and served with arugula, olive oil and lemon
Gambas al Ajillo con Pimentón ¢
Prawns sautéed in a spicy Andaluz sherry sauce
Arista con Verdure Arrosto
Tuscan style pork roast with rosemary and fennel pollen served with roasted vegetables.

… and dulcis in fundo

Torta Caprese ¢
Flourless chocolate almond torte
Macedonia de Frutas
A nice and refreshing cup of fruit salad
Panna Cotta al Caffè
Cooked cream flavored with espresso coffee

¢ Gluten Free

1 comment:

Mariann said...

Judy's "gnudis" are awsome. In fact anything she does is Soooo GOOD!

Travelberg (Mariann) in Kansas