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Il Fornaio Recipe Archive

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As part of the Festa Regionale program, Il Fornaio imports select products from Italy as a token of our thanks for guests who travel with us on our monthly culinary expedition.   View Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon's signature recipes for the following dishes below: ~Tagliatelle al Pomodoro ~Pasta all'Arrabbiata ~Risotto ai Funghi Porcini ~Olio al Limone ~Cannellini in Tre Ricette ~Orecchiette alle Cime di Rape ~Peperoncino … [Read more...]

It’s National Spumoni Day!

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Join Il Fornaio to Celebrate! … [Read more...]

Sardinian Native Chef-Partner Gianpaolo Putzu

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Sardinian native Chef-Partner Gianpaolo Putzu worked with Executive Chef Maurizio Mazzon to create the Festa Regionale Sardegna menu. Gianpaolo grew up in a small town where sustainable cooking was the way of life. “In Onifai, Sardegna, we didn’t shop at supermarkets or eat packaged foods. Our family raised sheep, pigs and chickens and grew fruits and vegetables that my mother preserved for the winter months. We ate by the seasons; that’s just … [Read more...]

Seasonal Simplicity of Sardegna

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Sardegna is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. Separated from the rest of Italy by the Tyrrhenian Sea, its culinary style has not been altered by foreign influences and has changed little over the centuries.  “Sardinian food is simple, seasonal and made to last. When you live on an island you learn to cook by the calendar,” said Chef-Partner Gianpaolo Putzu, a Sardegna native.  Join us for dinner August 4-17 and enjoy a Festa … [Read more...]