Starchefs.com announces Tony Priolo, chef at Piccolo Sogno in Chicago, IL, as the winner of their first National Italian Wine and Pasta Pairing Competition, sponsored by renowned Italian wine estates Barone Fini, Poggio Alle Sughere and Villa Pozzi, in conjunction with World Pasta Day.
Finalists recipes were prepared by Chef Bradford Thompson (winner of numerous accolades including the James Beard Award for Best Chef Southwest in 2006 and Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs of 2004) and taste tested by a jury of independent chefs at the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
“Tony Priolo of Piccolo Sogno was chosen as the overall winner of the competition because his dishes were well executed, paired beautifully with the wines, and paid attention to seasonally available ingredients,” said Chef Bradford. “With made-from-scratch pastas, yet easily interchangeable with dried, the judges were impressed with the approachability of the recipes, as well as Tony’s ambition and originality.”
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