Cooks & Books with Frank Bruni at Cascina Spinasse
Frank Bruni was born round: stout, chubby, and hungry. He grew up in a big, loud Italian family in White Plains, New York, where meals were epic affairs and where he learned one of his foremost qualifications for his future career: an outsize love of food. When Bruni was named the restaurant critic for The New York Times in 2004, he knew enough to be nervous--it is one of the most closely watched tasks in the food world--and he had spent his career covering politics, political campaigns and the Pope. Yes, he was the Time's Rome Bureau chief and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, but did his love affair with food qualify him to be one of the most loved and/or hated tastemakers in the food world? His memoir 'Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater' traces his unusual path to becoming a restaurant critic, and is a brutally honest, sometimes funny, often painful tale of his complex and lifelong struggle with food.
After years of reviewing restaurants for the New York Times, Frank Bruni can sit down with us and have dinner--without a disguise and without taking notes! In a celebration of the beloved Italian food of his childhood (and his years in Rome as the Bureau chief), we will be sharing pasta and wine with Frank at Cascina Spinasse, following his Words & Wine event and interview.
One seating at 8:45pm, with menu created by new chef Jason Stratton. $150 for all courses, wines and a signed copy of 'Born Round'; sales tax and 18% gratuity bring the total price to $190 per person.
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