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More Details Emerge on Le Virtu’s Autumn Cookout

Le Virtu's outdoor space
Le Virtu’s outdoor space Photo: Collin Keefe

So it looks as if that fall cookout that Scott Schroeder told us he’s doing with fellow HopChef-testants Joe Cicala, and George Sabatino at Le Virtu will have a lot more to it than the “hoodies and motherfucking fire pits!” that he promised last week. Expect things like antipasti, shellfish in a lobster brodo, and whole grilled bronzino, plus beer and wine. The South Philadelphia Taproom and American Sardine Bar chef sent word earlier today that tickets for the party, dubbed “Autunno alle Brace,” will go on sale at Le Virtu this Friday. He also included a copy of the menu. The evening’s food and drink are covered with the $90 entry fee. Keep reading to see what the chefs are cooking.

Assorted Antipasti

Steamed Shellfish and Fennel Olive Oil Cured Olives in Lobster Brodo
By Scott Schroeder

Butternut Squash and Sage Risotto
By Le Virtu’s Joe Cicala

Whole Grilled Bronzino with Shaved Root Vegetable Salad and Herb Puree

Bone Marrow and Truffle Sausage with Burnt Onion and Pear Mustard

Wood Fired Polenta
By Stateside’s George Sabatino

Grilled Olive Oil Cake, Roasted Apples and Pears, and Cinnamon Whipped Sheeps Milk Ricotta
By Le Virtu Pastry Chef Angela Ranalli

Earlier: Scott Schroeder Shills For Le Virtu’s Nebulous Fall Cookout

More Details Emerge on Le Virtu’s Autumn Cookout