Chef Peter Smith is bringing the regional homemade recipes of Southern Italy to Chinatown with a pop-up night.
By Kate Faherty
PS7 Restaurant will become a temporary Italian Trattoria on October 20th, when chef Peter Smith will dig into his family’s history and recipe book to serve a classic Italian feast.
Smith has featured his grandmother’s classic American cooking during a pop-up night this summer at his home-base restaurant, and now he will be bringing his great-grandmother’s home-style Italian cooking to the table.
His cherished family recipes from his ‘Nana Masi’ originate from Castlegrande, a small town in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy. Classic Rice Balls, a classic Salumi Plate and flavorful Roasted Peppers are offered to start the meal and prepare diners for all that is yet to come.
Smith’s pastas include classics with a true Italian twist. Carb-lovers will be torn between the Fettuccine Alfredo, Linguini with White Clam Sauce, Linguini Carbonara, Manicotti and Potato Gnochi. If the meal leaves foodies with enough room in their stomachs, the third course offers chicken, veal or shellfish selections.
The menu items are served à la carte to guarantee that diners can fully enjoy the authentic and rich Italian cooking. All items range from $4-$19. Service begins at 5:30 p.m. For reservations for further information, call PS7 Restaurant at (202) 742-8550.