Chef Christian Petroni of Fortina in Armonk took The James Beard House by storm this past Monday night with a menu titled "Exuberant Italian." Few restaurants understand hospitality like Fortina owners, Petroni, Nealon & Krauss and The Beard House event was no exception. They simply brought the "family" to NYC.
Petroni was joined in the kitchen by his own Jodi Bernhard alongside heavy hitters: Bill Taibe- The Whelk/le farm; Merlin Verrier- Primary by Graham Elliot; Dave DiBari- The Cookery/The Parlor; Chris Vergara- Harpers/Meritage/St. George; Rui Correia- Douro; as well as Her Lindstrom & Melissa Iscaro- Cooked & Co. Impressive? Heck yeah.
The full menu is below. Read it with your favorite drool cup.
Prosciutto Butter with Cherries
Foie Gras Cannoli with Pistachios
Red Wine Arancini
Prosciutto Cotto with Soft Herbs and Lemon Maionese
Whipped Robiolina with Caviar
THE BEARDED LADY > BARR HILL GIN WITH CAMPARI, CHINOTTO, LEMON, GRAPEFRUIT, AND SODA
MOTORINO > APEROL WITH PROSECCO, SODA, AND ANGOSTURA BITTERS
Fruta di Mare: fluke giardiniera, mussels escabeche, baked razor clam w/ bone marrow
TERREDORA DI PAOLO ROSAENOVAE ROSÉ NV
Burrata with English Peas, Lobster, Brown Butter, and Vino Cotto
CASALE DEL GIGLIO SATRICO BIANCO 2012
Paccheri alla Vodka
CASCINA BRUCIATA NEBBIOLO 2011
Baccalà with Potato Purée and Celery
BRASSERIE ST. FEUILLIEN SAISON
Braciole with Soft Polenta and Gremolata
ANDERSON VALLEY BREWING COMPANY HOP OTTIN’ IPA
Affogato > Fiore di Latte with Sabayon, Hazelnuts, and Espresso
THE OLD GLORY > BARREL-AGED BUFFALO TRACE BOURBON WITH DEMERARA SUGAR SYRUP AND DUTCH’S COLONIAL COCKTAIL BITTERS