Formally known for his talents at the stoves, on Saturday, July 2 Mike Isabella will showcase his athletic skills from the mound at Nationals Stadium. Watch Mike throw out the first pitch of the first game in a double-header against the Pittsburgh Pirates, scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm. After the game, catch a bite and a brew at Graffiato in Chinatown.
Graffiato is still under construction, but the culinary drought we’ve all been experiencing without Mike Isabella’s creations is about to end. In February, there are four opportunities to taste and see what Chef is working on for Graffiato.
February 12 – International Wine & Food Festival
Catch Mike’s live demo on how to prepare spiced beets, chocolate and fresh-made ricotta. Then linger to sample the dish.
February 14 – Cuisine Contra
Spend Valentine’s Day with the Chef you love most at a fun event combining food, drink, art and music. The location is a surprise, but the chance to win roundtrip airfare to Paris is not!
February 17 – Italian Inspiration: An Evening with Chef Mike Isabella at Boffi Georgetown
The American Institute of Wine & Food hosts a reception with Chef at the dapper and contemporary Boffi Georgetown showroom. Sample Graffiato-inspired snacks and local Virginia wines. Tickets available to non-AIWF members. E-mail Carolyn Margolis for tickets and information by February 14.
February 20 – No. 68 Project – a discourse in dining
No. 68 Project is a series of unique dining experiences combining playful chef-driven cuisine with talented artists’ installations for an intimate group of diners to explore and discuss throughout the evening. Chef Isabella kicks off the series on Sunday, February 20. See the No. 68 Project Web site for more info and an exclusive invitation.
Mike Isabella joins an array of experts providing ethnic, diet-friendly dishes for you to cook at home. He puts to rest any uncertainty as to whether diet-friendly recipes may also be mouthwatering. Visit the Atkins site to browse through his Mediterranean recipes.
On Saturday, February 12 Chef Isabella will take the stage at the 12th Annual International Wine & Food Festival. Watch him prepare spiced beets with chocolates and fresh made ricotta, then linger to sample the unique dish. The demo begins at 2:00 pm in the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center. Purchase your ticket online and arrive early to snag a good seat.