Food Network’s Daisy Martinez is hosting a special Nuevo Latino dinner on Monday March 8th at ~DESTINO~ to introduce her new cookbook, Daisy: Morning, Noon, and Night. Chef James Schenk will utilize Daisy’s vibrant pan-Latin recipes to create a four-course dinner, paired with Argentine wine. The dinner also includes an autographed copy of the new cookbook being published March 16th by Atria Books, and two glasses of wine. A no-host cocktail reception with Daisy at Pisco Latin Lounge (next door to Destino) will kick off the festivities from 6pm-6:30pm with passed appetizers.
Daisy’s dinner at Destino will feature celery root, jicama and red pear salad; risotto with pigeon peas; and Peruvian pork roast with onion and pepper stir-fry, accompanied by a glass each of Torrontes and Malbec wines. The meal’s sweet ending of mango-passion fruit panna cotta comes with coffee or tea.
The first Latina to host a public television cooking show, Daisy grew up learning the culinary arts from her Puerto Rican mother and grandmothers. After attending The French Culinary Institute with Jacques Pépin, and stints as a private chef and owner of a catering business in New York City, she is known for her Daisy Cooks! on PBS, Viva Daisy! on the Food Network, and her cookbook, DAISY COOKS!
Monday Mar 8, 2010 6pm $95 per person; $150 per couple (includes tax/gratuity) Tickets