"How Italian Food Conquered the World": Dinner Tonight
Tonight, Culina, the in-house restaurant at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, will celebrate the launch of John Mariani's book, "How Italian Food Conquered the World" with a special five-course prix fixe dinner from chef Victor Casanova alongside wine pairings by sommelier Brick Loomis.
"How Italian Food Conquered the World," a book by John Mariani.
The book traces the rise of Italian food from its humble origins to its ascendance as a truly global cuisine, touching on Charles Dickens, Chef Boyardee an everything in between.
Mariani, a food writer for Esquire (among other outlets), will be on hand to discuss the book -- and the food.
Casanova's seafood-heavy menu includes squid ink pasta with Santa Barbara sea urchin, monkfish wrapped in guanciale and amberjack tuna with oyster crema. For his part, Loomis promises a wine list of obscure varietals and lesser-known grapes.
Where: Culina, Modern Italian
When: Thursday, July 21
Price: $125/person; includes wine pairings & book
RSVP: (310) 860-4000