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Fry’s St. Cecilia to Open January 13

The newest restaurant from Chef Ford Fry is set to open on January 13th. St. Cecilia, located at the corner of Peachtree and Lenox Roads in Buckhead, will feature a menu inspired by northern Italian coastal flavors.

St CeciliaThe name pays tribute to the patron saint of music (and Fry’s love of music), as well as the sirens of Greek mythology who lured in mariners.

The menu created by Fry and executive chef Brian Horn draws from the cuisine of the southern European coast.

“When we started creating dishes for St. Cecilia, we were inspired by the cooking techniques used in the area of Genoa, Italy, the Ligurian coast, the day to day fishing, home-style pasta making – nothing too fancy, just really simple,” said Fry.

Dishes include salt cod beignets; bucatini with Jonah crab, Serrano chili and garlicky crumbs; fluke crudo with blood orange, pink grapefruit, Castelvetrano olive and EVOO; and veal rib chop with cipollini onions, mushroom, pancetta and Madeira.

The dessert menu created by pastry chef Chrysta Poulos is also inspired by Italy, with treats like the panini di gelato, an ice cream sandwich with pizzelle cookies; bomboloni doughnuts filled with housemade ricotta; and zabaglione gelato.

To complement the food, there are European-inspired aperitifs, craft cocktails and a 200-bottle wine list.

For those looking for a post-work or pre-dinner drink, there is a spacious bar and cocktail lounge.

St. Cecilia is located adjacent to the Pinnacle Building. The restaurant will offer dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 11pm. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Valet parking is available.

Ford Fry’s other acclaimed restaurants are JCT. Kitchen & Bar, No. 246, The Optimist and King + Duke.

St. Cecilia, 3455 Peachtree Road, Buckhead. (404) 554-9995. stceciliaatl.com

Pasta Making Classes at Cucina Asellina

Ever wanted to know the secrets to making delicious pasta? Now is your chance to learn from the best!

Asellina Pasta Making ClassChef de Cuisine Andrea Montobbio of Cucina Asellina is offering a five-week series of hands-on pasta making classes at the modern Midtown Italian restaurant. During the two-hour class on Wednesday nights Chef Montobbio will provide an introduction to the process, tools and techniques to make handmade pasta.

Starting from scratch with flour, semolina and eggs, guests will learn how to create favorites like spaghetti, fettuccine, ravioli, tagliatelle and gnocchi. It’ll be the most fun you’ll have while getting messy! (Don’t worry, aprons are provided.)

Asellina PastaThe evening includes Italian wines and a three-course meal prepared by Chef Montobbio featuring the pasta created during the class.

The classes kick off on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm. Each class is limited to eight people, and reservations are necessary. Attendance is $75 per person, or $600 for all eight spots. It’s perfect for a date night or a girls’ or guys’ night out.

Upcoming Wednesday classes and featured pastas include:

November 13th at 7pm — Egg Pasta and Tagliatelle
November 20th at 7pm — Spaghetti and Fettuccine
December 4th at 7pm — Ravioli and Stuffed Pasta
December 11th at 7pm — Potato Gnocchi and Flavored Gnocchi
December 18th at 7pm — Garganelli Bow Tie Pasta and Orecchiette

To reserve your spot call Cucina Asellina at (404) 793-0141. For more information on the restaurant visit www.asellina.com.

Pasta Making Classes at Cucina Asellina, Wednesdays starting on November 13th. 1075 Peachtree Street, Atlanta 30309.

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Cucina Asellina Celebrates First Anniversary

Happy anniversary Cucina Asellina! The modern Italian restaurant is celebrating one year in Midtown Atlanta.

Cucina AsellinaCucina Asellina is able to seamlessly bring together two seemingly opposing concepts. It’s hip and trendy, the kind of restaurant to kick off an evening on the town. Yet at the same time, you feel like you’re enjoying Italian home cooking.

It’s due in part to Chef de Cuisine Andrea Montobbio, who grew up in the Capriata d’Orba region in Northern Italy and studied at top Italian schools. Since moving to the United States at 21, Chef Montobbio has honed his skills at Atlanta restaurants including Pricci, The Mansion on Peachtree, and Taverna Fiorentina.

Start with the Seared Beef Carpaccio, which is served with arugula, pickled root vegetables and pink peppercorns. Or try the Scottish Salmon Tartare, which gets added freshness from sliced grapefruit. The house cured duck prosciutto is a standout in the chef’s selection of cured meats.beef carpacio, duck prosciutto, salmon tartare

You’ll never go wrong with the Meatballs, made with veal, pork and beef, and served in a tasty tomato sauce (don’t worry, there’s plenty of bread for dipping).meatballs

Whether you’re a first time diner or a regular, you’ll want to try one of Chef Montobbio’s pastas. Made in house, each offers a tempting combination of flavors and textures.

The Square Spaghetti is as fun to eat as it is to look at. A simple preparation lets the freshness of the ingredients shine.

The filling in the Burrata Ravioli is accented by oven-roasted tomatoes. Balsamic vinegar infused in the pasta gives it a unique dark color.pastasquare spaghetti, risotto

A highlight is the Risotto that, with the addition of Prosecco, is light enough to enjoy on the hottest of days.

The wine list offers a variety of Italian whites and reds that complement the food. The knowledgeable servers are helpful in offering guidance when selecting a glass or bottle.

For dessert, the Tiramisu is a top pick. Or try the Cannoli, which are filled with a decadently creamy filling of fresh sheep’s milk ricotta and Grand Marnier.tiramisu and cannoli

No experience at Cucina Asellina is complete without tasting the housemade Limoncello. Served ice cold, it’s wonderfully sweet and deceptively strong.limoncello and panna cotta

Make a reservation for lunch or dinner now — your mouth will be watering after looking at the photos below.

Cucina Asellina, 1075 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta 30309 (Midtown)
404.793.0141