Cooking with Rico & Dan: Gnocchi and Dumplings
Thursday, August 16, 2018 • 6:30pm
At their core, dumplings and gnocchi start with many of the same basic building blocks. The humble dumpling can be many things. It’s basically a cooked ball of dough made from flour, potatoes, or bread, and filled with meat, veggies, or sweets. Dumplings can be boiled, steamed, fried, or baked. Different countries have their own versions of dumplings. China has wontons, Africa has fufu, Poland has pierogi, Italy has gnocchi, and so on and so forth.
Gnocchi are Italian-style soft dumplings that are traditionally made with potato and flour. There are many variations that come from different regions. A big difference between gnocchi and other dumplings is that they’re not really filled with anything. Instead of putting a filling inside of the dough, the “filling” ingredients are mixed with the dough, and a ball is formed afterward. Chef Rico may contend these small dumplings stand out among the rest.
Come along and experience Chef Dan and Chef Rico’s take on this amazingly popular and diverse culinary marvel and find out why our Cooking with the Chef dinners receive such rave reviews. As always, these events often sell out so make your reservation early. This event is $52 per person with wine pairings, or $39 without*. Tax and gratuity are not included. Make your reservations now by calling Avellino at 508-347-2321.