Above: Tony Vallone presents chef Bobby Matos to the sold-out crowd.
We just wanted to say thanks to the sold-out crowd who came out last night for the “Evening in Milan with Tony Vallone” event last night at Ciao Bello, the last in his series of Italian Regional Cuisine Dinners.
The star of the evening was the Osso Buco “Leonardo” (see image below): “a study of veal” including “a mini shank and chop with saffron-infused risotto.”
Above: Osso Buco “Leonardo,” named after Leonardo da Vinci, who spent many years living and working in Milan.
Yesterday’s dinner was the last in the series for 2014.
But Tony will be launching a new series in early 2015.
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Thanks again to everyone who came out to share this incredible culinary experience with Tony and his team!
This year, let Ciao Bello cook your Thanksgiving feast for family and friends with the restaurant’s “Thanksgiving To Go.”
The “Thanksgiving To Go” menu delivers all the classics of the holiday meal with the same attention to detail and quality that has made Ciao Bello “the best Italian restaurant in Houston” for two consecutive years (Houston Press, 2013 & 2014).
Left: the “Galleria” in Milan, Italy was the inspiration for our very own Galleria here in Houston.
Many don’t know that the design of Houston’s Galleria was inspired by the famous Galleria of Milan, Italy.
The Milan-Houston connection will be center stage at Tony Vallone’s November 5 “An Evening in Milan” dinner, where all the dishes are named after Milanese icons.
Click here for the menu and reservation info.
There are still a few spots left for this “not to miss” dinner, the last event in Tony’s regional Italian cuisine dinner series for 2014.
Image by Michele Ursino.
“This is one not to miss,” said Tony Vallone as he and his team put together the menu for his last Italian Regional Cuisine Dinner of 2014: “Una Serata Milanese: an evening in Milan with Tony Vallone” (menu and reservation info follows).
“Milan is such a cosmopolitan city,” said Tony, “and it’s one of the greatest cities in the world for food and wine.”
His menu features classic Milanese cooking, including Osso Buco “Leonardo” (above, left), named after Leonardo da Vinci who spent many years living and working in Milan.
Tony has named all the dishes for this extraordinary menu after Milan icons: did you know, for example, that the Galleria here in Houston was modeled after Milan’s own Galleria, built in the 19th century and the first “mall” in Europe covered with a roof?
Please note: the Darioush dinner at Vallone’s sold-out in one day after we announced it via our newsletter earlier this week. Space is limited for this “not-to-miss” dinner. Please reserve by calling (713) 960-0333 at your earliest convenience to ensure availability.
Click here for a printable/PDF version of the menu.