A dinner with Sicilian Chef Francesco Tola at Season and Stir!
Francesco Tola, Sicilian-born, has been a chef for over 10 years and has cooked at Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. He is currently located in Detroit, MI. Growing up in Italy and Sicily helped mould much of his culinary experience. He learned first-hand from his mother and grandmother the importance of fresh, quality ingredients and he spent years cooking real, traditional Italian cuisine. Bringing his tradition and culture to each dish he creates and sharing with others what is real food is his passion. There is no greater joy than connecting with friends, family or even strangers over a beautiful meal!
Chef Francesco is on Instagram at @chef.francesco.tola and is now in the Detroit area. He will cook private dinners for you and your friends and he also caters up to 50 people.He will travel if needed too so anyone can hire him for private events.Website is cheffrancesco.comTel: 313-450-8510 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org but you can also message him on his instagram page.
The menu for the Season and Stir dinner was as follows:
Mixed Salad – dressing made from the Chef’s Father’s extra virgin olive oil from Sicily 2022 (private collection not for resale.) Wild oregano from Sicily and apple cider vinegar.
Then we had wild Argentinian red shrimp, potatoes foam, authentic spoked paprika from Spain (pimento de la Vera) which we carry at Season and Stir.
Next, we were served an Artisanal Paccheri from Gragnano Campania (which season and stir also carries) with imported Pancetta, the chef’s own preserve tomato, parmigiano reggiano and pecorino romano.
After the pasta came the Sicilian Spiedini which again featured the chef’s reserved tomato and oregano and was placed upon a delectable cheese fondue.
The delicious fillet that the chef used for the Spiedini was kindly provided by Fairway Packing ( Instagram @fairwaypackingco and @fairwaypackingsteakshop – Facebook: Fairway Packing Co.)
Fairway Packing offers Prime beef, both dry -and wet-aged, as well as Wagyu beef and Piedmontese beef. Other products include premium pork, veal, lamb, poultry, wild game, and custom ground burgers. Our courteous and informed sales staff is available day and night to provide the best information and quickest service. Our family has been providing the best meats and poultry for 60 years. Whether it’s working with award winning chefs to create new product ideas, supervising production from start to finish, or making sure every order receives special attention, we are personally involved at every level to insure we always provide the best of ourselves to you.
Finally, our dessert was a panna cotta with Madagascar vanilla and Aceto balsamico di Modena.
The dinner was amazing, and definitely, an incredible experience that we’ll do again – we are still thinking about it! Chef Francesco also brings a waitress – so serving and cleaning up was a breeze.
For people that cook and entertain often as we do – it was such a beautiful treat and we couldn’t recommend this more!