John Mariani*, the famed Esquire restaurant reviewer (though who is it, I wonder, who actually reads Esquire?) is promoting his new book, How Italian Food Conquered the World, at DeWolf Tavern (259 Thames Street, Bristol 401-254-2005) on Thursday, June 16th. Guest for the evening is Mary Ann Esposito, of the PBS show, Ciao Italia. DeWolf Tavern's chef/owner Sai Viswanath (growing famous himself) will be serving an Italian-themed dinner and choosing wine pairings. A gracious host, Viswanath gets extra credit in my book for keeping his kitchen open late enough so you can eat after going to 2nd Story Theatre in Warren.
Thursday, June 16th - $60.00 per person or $110.00 per couple including the book (one per couple). Call for reservations and time.
*a note on John Mariani - Google Mariani and you'll read the usual, his years as restaurant critic for Esquire, his wine column for Bloomberg News, and about his blog/newsletter (www.johnmariani.com/current-issue/index.html) etc. But you can also read the dirt, or figurative food-slinging, going on between him and Grant Achatz, chef/mega-star of Chicago's Alinea. Kind of entertaining.