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Thursday, August 1, 7pm: Summer in Tuscany with Paul Cullen and Claudia Baudo
Thursday, August 1, 7pm: Summer in Tuscany with Paul Cullen and Claudia Baudo

Price $170.00

Seats Remaining:SOLD OUT

With summer winding down, there’s time for one last trip… and a vacation under the Tuscan sun sounds like heaven, right? While we fully encourage an ACTUAL trip, a Tuscan night at COOK will hit the spot nonetheless. Tuscan food focuses on fresh, high-quality ingredients that are prepared in a rustic manner that preserves and highlights the cultivation of the ingredients. Your Tuscan tour guides: Paul Cullen, former Bad Company bassist turned personal chef and sommelier, and Claudia Baudo, Founder of Smackaroons, artisanal coconut delights made here in Philadelphia. While touring Europe with Bad Company, Paul fell in love with fine wine, exquisitely prepared food and the culture that surrounds both. Years passed and Paul became a certified level sommelier, and he revisited the classic Italian recipes he learned from his grandmother and mother. He deepened his love — and knowledge — of Italian cuisine during visits to Italy, where he cooked with the local chefs, sipped with winemakers while strolling the vineyards and performed with Italian musicians. Paul brought all of these passions together in 2013 when he started an in-home dining service in the Rehoboth Beach area. Take in Tuscany with a rustic menu that includes a Tuscan crostini trio (grilled artichoke arugula / cannellini bean and roasted garlic / chicken liver pâté); rustic panzanella insalata (heirloom tomato and grilled ciabatta bread salad); grilled wild boar chops with polenta parmigiano sage muffins; and torta Toscana con fragole (Tuscan cake with strawberries). Mangia! Mangia!