Playing with Food 3!

Playing with Food 3!

Playing with Food 3!

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Mortensen Hall

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An HSO Musical Menu featuring more of Greater Hartford’s Restaurants

Playing With Food is back – this time, with a celebrity twist! Hartford Symphony Orchestra has cooked up a delicious event with Fabio Viviani (Fan Favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef”), as well as chefs from m&m bistro at the Hilton Hartford, VIVO Seasonal Trattoria at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, and the Connecticut Convention Center. Maestra Carolyn Kuan has prepared a fabulous menu of music inspired by our guest chefs’ creative culinary masterpieces. During the first part of the program, Maestra Kuan will chat with the Hartford chefs about their dishes, techniques and inspirations.  In the second part of the program, Chef Viviani will prepare a full course live on stage, as the HSO performs music selected by Maestra Kuan. Chef Viviani will also share stories of his upbringing in Florence, Italy, his passion for food, his experiences on “Top Chef,” and his successful career as a chef, author and restauranteur.

Some selections of music for the concert include:
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnole, Mvmt. 5
John Williams, The Cowboys Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov, The Tsar’s Bride Overture
“James Bond, Themes from 007”
Leroy Anderson, Jazz Pizzicato
ET “Adventures on Earth”
“Love Theme” from The Godfather
Orpheus in the Underworld Overture

Get A Taste of Fabio’s Recipes

Audience members at the Playing with Food Concert may also purchase tickets for tastings of Fabio Viviani’s  recipes prepared by Max Catering available during intermission and post-concert. Tasting tickets are available for advance purchase, with a very limited quantity of tasting tickets available night of concert. Fabio’s Viviani’s recipe for Arancini ($6) will be available at intermission and his Ricotta Cheese Cannoli ($5) will be available after the concert. Max Catering will prepare the recipes and serve to patrons holding tasting tickets. Tasting tickets are available for advance purchase by calling ticket services at (860) 987-5900 or online using the links below.

ARANCINI – Available during intermission in Grand Foyer
What is an Arancini?  A fried rice ball filled with rice, pancetta, peas, and cheese.
Arancini literally means “little oranges” in Italian, a tribute to the size, thick skin and golden hue of the rice balls.
Arancini Ingredients: rice, pancetta (Italian bacon), parmesan cheese, green peas, eggs,  panko bread crumbs.
$6 per serving of 3 Arancini – Buy Online
CANNOLI – Available after the concert in the Grand Foyer
What is a Cannoli?  A Italian pastry filled with sweetened ricotta cheese.
Ingredients:  whole milk, heavy cream, ricotta cheese, lemon juice, honey, chocolate chips, flour, sugar, butter.
This item is NOT gluten free.
$5 per serving of 1 Cannoli – Buy Online


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