co-owner of Piccolo Sogno and
Chicago magazine's host, held an
interactive Zoom dinner party and cooking event
on Thursday, July 30, 2020 @ 6:30pm.
MENU — Dinner for two
1st course (Cook along with Tony Priolo)
Insalata di Barbabietole - summer beet salad
Includes: assorted roasted beets, watercress, goat cheese, orange, hazelnuts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon
2nd course (Cook along with Tony Priolo)
Risotto ai Fungh Misti - Mixed mushroom risotto
Includes: mixed mushrooms, arborio rice, onion, dry porcini, olive oil, butter, white wine, and parmesan cheese
Branzino al Cartoccio - Mediterranean sea bass with summer vegetables, tomatoes cooked in parchment paper
Panna Cotta al Limone - Lemon panna cotta
90+ Cellars Roero Arneis, Italy, DOCG
About Tony Priolo
Chicagoan Tony Priolo has known since childhood that he wanted to be a chef, and started cooking at the age of eight with his Sicilian grandmother at their northwest side home. In 1997, Priolo’s style of simply prepared Italian food at Coco Pazzo and Coco Pazzo Café caught the attention of Chicago restaurant critics and diners and he was later made partner in both restaurants. Under Priolo’s direction, Coco Pazzo was honored by Dirona and AAA, and earned high ratings in Zagat and Fodor’s, as well as local magazines and newspapers. In 2008, he left Coco Pazzo to pursue his dream of owning his own restaurant. He partnered with longtime friend Ciro Longobardo to open Piccolo Sogno, Nonnina, and Maillard Tavern. Both Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina have earned accolades in local and national media. Priolo has also been a regular guest on Chicago television stations as well as on national TV. Recently, he was on The Food Network’s “Beat Bobby Flay” show and battled Bobby in the pumpkin challenge — and won. Priolo is also known for his support of many local and national charities. His philosophy is to find the best ingredients possible for his guests, and sources specialty items locally and from Italy to bring a true Italian dining experience to Piccolo Sogno and Nonnina.