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A Date with @TonyVallone: Sicily dinner, the first in a series of regional Italian cuisine events


“Un giardino in bocca,” Tony likes to say, “a garden of flavors.”

“That’s what an Italian meal should taste like,” he explains. “They call Italy the ‘garden of Europe,’ and when you sit down at the dinner table in Italy, the freshness and the wholesomeness of the ingredients is what sets Italian cooking apart from all the other cuisines of the world. And that’s what my regional Italian cooking dinners are all about!”

When it came down to deciding what region to cover first in Tony’s new series, the first that came to mind was Sicily.

“One side of my family is from Naples, the other from Sicily. We plan to travel all the way up to the top of the boot in this series. But I wanted to start in the place where my love of cooking began.”

“Un Giardino in Bocca – A Garden of Flavors”

Regional Italian dinner series
with Tony Vallone

Wednesday, June 26
7:00 p.m.
Ciao Bello
(San Felipe @ Sage)
$75 per person
(not including tax & gratuity)

four courses, five wines


PLEASE CALL (713) 960-0333 TO RESERVE.

Tony will be attending and speaking at each of the dinners. And he will sit for each course at one of the three tables (that’s one of the reasons we’re limiting the number of guests to thirty persons).

Wine writer and Italian food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. (La Cucina Italiana, Houston Press) will be on hand to speak about the wine pairings.

next in the series:

Wednesday, August 7

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