Wine dinner series features a rotating line up of Chef/Owner Anthony Caturano’s friends from the Boston area
WHO: Famed Chef and Restauranteur Anthony Caturano brought his old-world style of cooking to Gloucester and debuted Tonno coastal Italian seafood restaurant in June 2016. Now Anthony has invited his Chef friends from the Boston area up to the north shore to launch a wine dinner series.
WHAT: Tonno is excited to announce the Guest Chef Wine Dinner Series. Each month, Anthony Caturano’s chef friends from the Boston area will visit Tonno and cook a special 4 course menu paired with wine from Savour Wine in Gloucester.
The Guest Chef Wine Dinner Series kicks off with Chef Dante de Magistris of Dante in Cambridge, il Casale Cucina Italiana in Belmont, and il Casale Cucina Campana in Lexington. Chef Dante has earned the attention and praise of national and local culinary critics alike and has received numerous awards for his rustic techniques and deft touch with simplicity. The menu for Chef Dante’s dinner brings guests home to the family table that Dante grew up at, with dishes such as:
Spanish octopus, “drowned” in red wine tomato sauce, celery salad, crostini
Strozzapreti “l’atro pesto”
The “other pesto,” creamy walnut & garlic pesto, charred radicchio
Neapolitan braised beef
“Pizzaiola,” san Marzano tomatoes, roasted potatoes, pine nuts, raisins
Vanilla cream, strawberries, basil balsamic
2 Main Street
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25
OTHER: The 4-course menu with wine pairings in $80, not including gratuity.
Space is limited and reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 978.879.4795.
In 2000, Anthony Caturano opened up his first restaurant, Prezza, in Boston’s historic North End which has earned top ratings and delighted diners for more than 15 years. Now the famed chef and restaurateur is bringing his Old World style of cooking to Gloucester with Tonno. Tonno, Italian for “tuna,” blends together chef Caturano’s favorite culinary styles, featuring coastal Italian seafood and other treasures from land and sea. Having just undergone a full renovation, the 4,000 square foot venue is outfitted with a dining room, a lounge complete with a fireplace, a cocktail bar, and a private events room. Seating 99 people, Tonno has partial ocean views and is open year-round. The culinary program is designed to showcase Italian seafood classics, with nightly specials that reflect the catches of the day from the local waters. The menu is comprised of an array of sfizi and primi options to start, homemade pastas that are available in half and full portions, secondi courses presenting pesce and carne signature dishes, and decadent desserts. The beverage program is curated to highlight classic Italian cocktails, a selection of craft beers, and a list of 150 wines that mainly is focused on Italian varietals.