Tonight from 7-10PM, the Backyard Restaurant at Solé East Resort continues their Montauk Summer Series with a dinner featuring Katie Parla, a Rome-based food and wine expert and author of the cookbook: Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City.
The menu (subject to change) will feature recipes from her cookbook along with beer and wine pairings.
Cacio e Pepe Suppli’ (Rice Croquettes with Pecorino Romano and Black Pepper)
Cazzimperio (Summer Crudités)
Concia (Fried and Marinated Zucchini)
Summer Vegetable Frittata
Summer Amatriciana or Zucchini Pesto
Pollo alla Romana (Chicken with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers) or Eggplant Parmigiana
Verdure Gratinate al Forno (Baked Peppers, Onions, and Eggplants with Bread Crumbs)
Torta di Ricotta (Sheep’s-Milk Ricotta Cheesecake)
Katie, and ex-pat from New Jersey, originally studied at Yale, and later received a master’s degree in Italian Gastronomic Culture from the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” and a sommelier certificate from the Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori Ristorator.
Katie is dedicated to her passion of getting people interested in talking about what they’re eating and drinking and why. And I can’t think of a city better suited to this endeavor than Rome, where the people are eager to talk and share what makes their region special. And somehow make even the simplest dishes unbelievably delicious, (like cacio e pepe, for example.) I still dream about the time that I spent there, and the restaurants I went to, where food was served family style, and if you got lucky, the owner/chef would come and sit at your table and share a glass of homemade chianti with you.
Tickets are $160 each and available through the link. Solé East, 90 Second House Rd, Montauk.
The Backyard Restaurant at Solé East is a hidden gem in Montauk, focusing on local and sustainable seasonal cuisine with a European influence. The Backyard has tables placed throughout the beautiful gardens and on the lawn surrounding the pool. Complete the ‘backyard’ feel with a roaring fire pit, tiki torches and day beds. The dining room features white canvas director chairs and white linens paired with wood tables topped with craft paper. There are rotating exhibits of local artists and photographers adorning the walls. The Backyard Restaurant welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner in season, and also offers live music and cocktails.