This Monday, March 1st, Chef Lou will be taking it easy, preparing Lydia’s recipe for roast olives and a Contratto cocktail to go with them! A long time ago, before Lydia and Lou met, she worked for her uncle Louie in his store, Kittanning Provisions. Uncle Louie bought Italian products, cheeses, olives, baccala, cured meats, beans, and other raw ingredients and sold them, along with cappuccino machines, pasta machines, sausage making machines, and pottery. He would drive his refrigerated truck all over the area, delivering goods to Italians who did not have access, the means, or the time to travel into the city to purchase goods from home. With many Italians being brought in to work in the factories and coal mines of western Pennsylvania, Uncle Louie had a very successful business.
While uncle Louie was out making his deliveries, Lydia and her siblings took jobs in the store, helping him prepare products for sale and tending to local customers. There, in their small town outside of Pittsburgh, they learned about the infinite products and traditions of Italy. The price is the cost of the pantry ingredients listed below, suggested for 2 people.
What you will need from our Pantry:
Olives, herbs, & citrus $30
Contratto vermouth bianco $30
How It Works:
Order all of your ingredients by calling us at 540-253-5501 and to set a pick up date and time. Please note that we are closed on Monday so you would have to pick up your pantry items by Sunday, February 28th. A video of the cooking demonstration will be posted on our Facebook and Instagram pages on Monday, March 1st at 6:00. Simply tune in and follow along!
If you miss a class or would like to participate in a previous cooking class, simply call the restaurant to order the ingredients for the desired class and participate at your own convenience using the videos on our social media pages.