National Italian Food Day is coming up— and we've called in the pros to celebrate.
Join us for this year's first Sunset Social Club popup: Love, Italian Style. Bring your current amore (or amici!) and celebrate Italian cuisine with this exquisite dinner by Chef Danielle Duran at Well Fed's penthouse headquarters in Elysian Park.
The St. Valentine - Campari, Italian Vermouth, Tangerine, and Lemon Soda
Oyster Shooter - Pickled Watermelon Rind, Watermelon Pink Peppercorn Mignonette, and Cucumber*
Stuffed Artichoke for Two - Capers, Lemon, Parmesan, and White Wine
Beet Raviolo, Duck Egg, Truffle Butter, and Goat Cheese
Beef Tenderloin, Pommes Puree, Crispy Artichoke, and Shallot Red Wine Jus*
Chocolate Budino Mousse, Espresso Cake, Berry Compote, and Vanilla Gelato
*Vegetarian substitutions available upon request.
** Free Flowing Wine available as add-on.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Chef Danielle Duran is an accomplished chef from Los Angeles. After working in some of the most lauded kitchens on the West Coast, Danielle moved to New York and spent some time at Le Bernardin and The Modern. After taking over as executive chef for Vespa, where she melded classic Italian recipes with her modern flair, Danielle made a return to cooking classic French cuisine as the sous chef at the acclaimed Le CouCou, which would go on to win Best New Restaurant at the James Beard Awards in 2017.
Danielle's style is a unique combination of her heritage and passions. Subtle influences of rich Mexican cuisine are paired with French technique and a California-fresh food approach, culminating in what she calls “MexItalian."
After many years in New York, Danielle is now back in California, and eager to share her love of cooking with a new audience. Currently, Danielle is running her own catering company, Eat Your Heart Out, as well as doing menu consulting while exploring opportunities to open a new restaurant of her own.
When not running her own culinary empire, Chef Danielle can be seen on The Food Network competing in Beat Bobby Flay and Kitchen Casino, as well as cooking for intimate pop-ups highlighting seasonal, fresh ingredients.