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Tuscany, Nose to Tail – An Afternoon with World-Famous Butcher Dario Cecchini
January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$27 - $52
Legendary Italian butcher Dario Cecchini is known all over the world for his over-the-top style and his ‘no waste’ philosophy. This ‘nose to tail’ afternoon will put his artistry on display as he carves a pig on stage and puts on a dynamic presentation full of storytelling and maybe a little AC/DC!
Dario’s family has been in the butchery business for eight generations in the small town of Panzano-in-Chianti and doing ‘nose to tail’ cooking since before it was the hot culinary term. “A butcher represents the most delicate link in the food chain. He must take the responsibility to show and teach respect for the animal that has given its life to sustain us,” he says. Cecchini believes that “no cut is any better than another, the cow is not made up of only the filet and steak. Every bit can be great, from head to tail, if cooked properly.” His philosophy of “no waste” is applied in his butcher shop and his restaurants Solociccia and Officina della Bistecca.
His butcher shop, Antica Macelleria Cecchini, is a sight to behold, with AC/DC usually blaring from the speakers and Dario behind the counter, wielding a cleaver and quoting Dante’s Inferno.
Cecchini his been featured on “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations,” PBS’ “Dream of Italy,” and in countless publications such as the New York Times, Bon Appetit.com, and Lucky Peach.
Included in Ticket Price – 1:30-3:00p.m. – Artisan MeatUp!, a showcase of local food artisans, will take place prior to the show.