Buon Appetito, Y’all. Join Virginia Willis for Dinner and Stories at Cibo e Beve November 5
Cibo e Beve executive chef Linda Harrell welcomes guest chef, author and good friend Virginia Willis to the Sandy Springs restaurant for “Buon Appetito, Y’all,” an evening of stories, wine and a dinner twanging delectable Southern and Italian dialects on Thursday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The two chefs will work side-by-side to create hors d’oeuvre of turkey and quinoa barbecue meatballs and spinach and feta dip crostini. They’ll orchestrate salads of bacon-wilted greens with pecan-crusted goat cheese and arugula with Moody Blue cheese, candied pecans and cherry balsamic. Next up are Gulf coast seafood stew and Dungeness crab spaghetti followed by smothered and covered chicken thighs with pan-roasted winter squash, herbs and sherry and pan-roasted chicken breast with fig demi, farro, almonds, pancetta and carrot-rutabaga purée. Willis springs for dessert, a stovetop apple pie with frozen spiced yogurt. Copies of Willis’ cookbook, “Lighten Up, Y’all” will be available to purchase at the restaurant that evening (hint, hint, holiday gift). $45 per person. Reservations: 404-250-8988.