Chef Valeria Piccini Brings Food Dynasty to Miami 1/22/11

Chef Valeria Piccini Brings Food Dynasty to Miami
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Vino e Olio
139 NE 39th Street
Miami Design District
For more information visit or to make reservations call 305.573.0707.

Michelin Mom Joins Rising Star Son For Once in a Lifetime Meal
It’s not often Miami welcomes Food Royalty, those famous chef families that pass talent down from generation to generation. This month, that will change. Next week, local star Chef Andrea Menichetti will reunite with his Michelin-rated Mama, Chef Valeria Piccini at his restaurant Vino e Olio where the Mother-Son duo prepare a special menu for guests on Saturday, January 22, 2011. Allowing diners a one-of-a-kind gastronomic experience out of this world, the multi-course meal will showcase a multi-generational take on Tuscan cuisine.

Growing up Valeria Piccini honed a passion for cooking in her family kitchen, watching her mother and grandmother relish in preparing traditional cuisine. In 1987, Valeria opened Da Caino with childhood friend and future husband, Maurizio Menichetti where Maurizio’s parents’ restaurant once was. It was at Da Caino that Andrea learned his mother’s art of gourmet simplicity, simple dishes that boast creativity, flavor and balance. “My mother always taught me to remember my past and to draw inspiration from it” explained Andrea, “so I draw my inspiration from her.”

Chef Andrea’s done just that with his newest venture, Vino e Olio, the three month old eatery in the heart of Miami’s Design District. Churning out simple dishes full of flavor, Andrea takes care to use the freshest ingredients to maintain the dishes’ integrity and authenticity.

On Saturday, January 22, 2011 Valeria will join Andrea in the kitchen to offer Miami an unforgettable four-course meal for $65.00. The dinner will be a symphony of rustic flavors beginning with a steak tartare with burrata followed by braised beef cheek ravioli. A crispy suckling pig will round out the meal before finishing on a high note with the ultimate tiramisu served with homemade coffee gelato.

The four-course meal will be available one night only, Saturday, January 22, 2011 from 5p.m. – 11p.m., reservations are strongly recommended. Vino e Olio is located at 139 NE 39th Street in Miami’s Design District and is open seven days a week from 5:00pm – 2:00am. For more information visit or to make reservations call 305.573.0707.

First Course
Tartare di filetto di manzo con burrata e
insalata di asparagi e carciofi
Steak tartare with Burrata served with a salad of artichoke, and asparagus

Second Course
Ravioli di guancia di manzo con fondente di cipolla bianca e crema al
Braised beef cheek ravioli with a white onion and Parmesan cream

Third Course
Maialino croccante con broccoli e polenta
Crispy Suckling pig with broccoli and polenta

Tiramisu con gelato al caffé’
The ultimate tiramisu with coffee gelato