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, Lidias Favorite Recipes, and a child-friendly
vampire romance novel book called Lidias 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.
Roasted Pepper & Olive Salad, Fontina, Creamed Cider Vinaigrette
Steamed Mussels Triestina. White Wine, Garlic, Bread Crumbs
Ricotta Tortellini, Marinara sauce, Parmesan Reggiano
Roasted Chicken, Green Olives, Pinenuts
Almond Cake, Red wine Prunes
Chocolate Bread Parfait, Rum, Espresso, Whipped Cream
Meatball & Marinara sauce
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