Chef Robbie Felice, chef and owner of Osteria Crescendo in Westwood and Viaggio in Wayne, is competing in the USA Qualifying Event of the Barilla Pasta World Championship later this year.
The USA qualifying event will bring eight U.S. young chefs, who are skilled in pasta, together to compete for the title of USA Master of Pasta, at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival on April 16th, 2020. The winner will qualify to compete against 19 others at the global competition in Italy in October 2020, for the title of World Pasta Master at the Barilla Pasta World Championship — now in it’s 9th year.
Chefs will create dishes using Barilla Collezione and be judged on taste and presentation for the challenge. Dishes will be judged based on the Pasta World Championship’s criteria by a jury consisting of relevant local culinary experts.
Viaggio presents the second collaboration dinner with Chef Todd Villani formerly of Terra a Terra. With summer in full swing and tomatoes being at their peak the two chefs present to you for one night only a Harvest Drop Tomato Dinner.
About Harvest Drop:
At Harvest Drop we aggregate food from 45 different farms located in New Jersey, and Eastern Pennsylvania – and distribute their food into restaurants. We believe in fresh food, and everything that we deliver is within 24 hours of harvest.
Peck Farms – Randy Peck – Freehold NJ – Red Field Tomatoes & Plum Tomatoes
Kucowski Farms – Debbie Kuscowski – Hammonton NJ – Cherry Heirloom varieties
Rolling Hills Farm – John Saquillo – Lawrenceville NJ – Heirloom varieties
Location: Viaggio Ristorante, 1055 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne, NJ 07470 Date: Sunday, August 20th, 2017 Time: 5:30pm Price: $85/per person + tax + gratuity
To pre-purchase tickets call the restaurant @ 973-706-7277
*Smaller parties may be combined to form single tables.
Ryan Depersio has been a long-time friend, mentor, and chef that Chef Robbie has looked up to.
Since his debut, DePersio has made an indelible mark on the New Jersey culinary scene. In July 2003, a then 25-year old DePersio opened his family’s new-Italian restaurant – Montclair’s Fascino – where his concept of ‘Italian without borders’ paired flawlessly with the establishment’s impeccable and attentive service.
Fascino piqued the attention of the region’s most discerning food critics, earning his menu three-star reviews, the highly-coveted New York Times rating of ‘Excellent’ and mention that he was ‘born to run a restaurant.’
Join us at Viaggio for Chef Ryan’s exemplary tasting menu:
Location: Viaggio in Wayne Date: Sunday, August 6th, 2017 Time: 5:30pm Price: $65/per person + tax + gratuity To pre-purchase tickets call Viaggio Ristorante: 973-706-7277 Smaller parties may be combined to form single tables.