Lidia Bastianich Coming to Mozza on Tuesday, Shutters on Wednesday

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Lidia Bastianich at Coast Photo: Brandon Wise

UPDATE: Bastianich's Wednesday appearance at Shutter's has unfortunately been canceled. Lidia Bastianich, New York's influential mistress of Friulian cooking, is in town this week to promote two new tomes, Lidia’s Favorite Recipes, and a child-friendly vampire romance novel book called Lidia’s Family Kitchen: Nonna's Birthday Surprise. She'll be at Mozza tomorrow night to oversee a book-signing and four-course dinner, but chances are, you probably need to move both heaven and earth to get a seat to the $175 affair. Fortunately, Bastianich is also preparing a less exclusive feast for families at Coast at Shutters on the Beach this Wednesday night. What will be served there?

Two seatings, both really early, are being offered to enjoy a choice of several different options in a three-course meal, with one at 4:00 P.M. and the other at 6:00 P.M. Not only will Bastianich (who sat down with Grub Street during a trip to the West Coast in 2011) be offering dishes like her steamed mussels Triestina, but she'll also feature a kid's menu with lil' people pleasers like mini pizzas and hazlenut gelato.

See the chef's full menus at Shutters below and make reservations at 310-587-1707.

Adult Menu:

Course 1

Choice of:

Roasted Pepper & Olive Salad, Fontina, Creamed Cider Vinaigrette
Or
Steamed Mussels “Triestina”. White Wine, Garlic, Bread Crumbs

Course 2

Choice of:

Ricotta Tortellini, Marinara sauce, Parmesan Reggiano
Or
Roasted Chicken, Green Olives, Pinenuts

Course 3

Almond Cake, Red wine Prunes
Or
Chocolate Bread Parfait, Rum, Espresso, Whipped Cream

Kids Menu

Course 1

Choice of:

Mozzarella Sticks
Or
Meatball & Marinara sauce

Course 2

Mini Pizza
Or
Fettuccine Alfredo

Course 3

Hazelnut Gelato
Or
Chocolate Biscotti Pudding

Wines by the Glass $10 Each

Flor Prosecco, NV
Flor Prosecco Rose, NV
Bastianich Friulano, 2010
Bastianich Malvasia, 2010
Bastianich Rosato, 2011