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mmmm… meatless monday!

This time of year, when parsnip season is in full swing, I’m constantly asked for Meatless Monday recipes incorporating this vegetable. My parsnip frittata with chives and Pecorino exudes everything that a meatless meal should be. There’s protein packed in the eggs, nutrients from the parsnips and, most importantly, a bold punch of flavor from…

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WATCH THIS: how to make pesto    COOK THIS: winter caprese salad   

It’s as simple as FEB!

  This month my family and I traveled to one of our favorite island escapes, the sweet, little paradise known as St. John. The water sparkles and the sand warms your toes while the cocktails warm your stomach. Better yet is the fresh catch of the day. Tuna, grouper and lobster are just a few…

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  WATCH THIS: PITTING OLIVES     COOK THIS: CAULIFLOWER WITH OLIVES  

Italian American Dinner

We’re kicking off Spring at Del Posto with a favorite event: Mario’s Italian American Table.  Join Mario for a festive feast of his favorite Italian American dishes, prepared in the style of Del Posto. With five courses of Italian American classics and wines chosen by Beverage Director Michael Greeson, the dinner promises to be a delicious evening……

Tejeringos: An Ode to Spain

  I was recently inspired to look through old pictures of living in Spain during my high school years. Though I was born in Seattle and my family is Italian-American (with some French-Canadian thrown in there), I got my true food and wine degree while exploring all that Spain has to offer. One of my absolute favorite Spanish…

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  WATCH THIS: ZESTING   COOK THIS: BLUEBERRY DUTCH BABY WITH BLOOD ORANGE SYRUP    

2015 Oscars Viewing Party

  In honor of our favorite awards show of the season, MARIO by Mary concocted a red carpet worthy menu for your Oscars viewing party. With an Italian spin and some inspiration from our favorite nominees, we suggest you prepare your thank you speech to give those gushing party guests of yours! Check out last year’s Oscars menu featured in People Magazine….

VALENTINE’S DAY

Celebrate valentine’s day this saturday with Mario’s venetian-style menu…         BLOOD ORANGE BELLINI   SFORMATO DI PARMIGIANO WITH RADICCHIO SALAD AND POMEGRANATES WINE pairing: SOAVE ANSELMI SAN VICENZO 2013   RISOTTO WITH KING CRAB AND NETTLES WINE pairing: SCARBOLO PINTO GRIGIO RAMATO 2012   BRAISED DUCK WITH APPLE AND FENNEL WINE pairing:…

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    WATCH THIS: HOW TO use a mandoline   COOK THIS: zach’s escarole salad      

The Jerusalem Artichoke

When we conjure inspiration for a meatless antipasti spread, we think of hardy starches that give hungry carnivores like us something to work with. The Jerusalem artichoke, also known as the sunchoke, is substantial but with a delicate flavor unlike potatoes. Despite its name, this versatile ingredient has nothing to do with the artichoke. In fact,…