Guest Chef Thomas Litrenta

of Agrodolce
Date: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Hours: 
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Price: 
$29.95

Bio

Thomas, whose family hails from Napoli and Calabria, was raised in an Italian-American household where his great grandmother taught him to cook using local, fresh, organic ingredients. His first lesson was how to make sauce and pasta from scratch for Sunday family dinners. He quickly learned mealtime was for sharing good food with family and friends - and no one left the table hungry. His Northwest upbringing gave him a love for seafood, as his Father was an avid fisherman and there was always fresh fish for dinner.

Thomas continues the legacy of his great grandmother at Agrodolce, creating house-made sauces and pasta, many with house-milled flour, and Southern Italian specialties. Over his 26-year professional cooking career, he served as Agrodolce’s executive chef, before becoming chef-owner, sous chef at the acclaimed Westward, executive chef at Ernest Loves Agnes, and sous chef at Szmania’s in Magnolia. Italian through and through, Thomas prides himself on the importance of family and the integral and vital connection to the local community. He sources Agrodolce’s ingredients from small family farms and believes the highest quality ingredients create simple, flavorful cuisine. It’s his natural hospitality that makes Thomas a consummate host, honing his skills in the kitchen and sharing his love of food with guests and friends.

 

Menu

FIRST COURSE

Tonnemaker Melon Salad

Mint, 18-month prosciutto, fig sherry vinaigrette

SECOND COURSE

Ricotta Cavatelli

Sno Valley heirloom tomatoes, roasted garlic, aromatto basil, lemon ricotta

ENTREE

Painted Hills Bavette Steak

Roasted Kings Garden peppers, Siracusa onion sauce

Vegetarian

Grilled Alvarez Squash

Agrodolce tomato sauce, roasted onions, toasted farro, black sheep cheese

DESSERT

Sicilian Olive Oil Cake

Mascarpone frosting, rosemary simple syrup, seasonal berries 

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