Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.
We are delighted and honored that our neighborhood’s very own international restaurateur, the spectacular, multiple award-winning chef Nancy Silverton, together with her co-author, the James Beard Award–winning writer Carolynn Carreño, will celebrate the launch of Nancy’s cookbook, Mozza at Home, at Chevalier’s!! This stream-lined guide to mouth-watering home cooking will help you create a dazzling dinner party or intimate gathering while keeping it anxiety-free and a pleasure to prepare. A tempting and celebratory q&a and signing.
If you would like Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreño to sign a copy of “Mozza at Home” at the event, please call us at (323)465-1334 to preorder a copy, or you can purchase a copy of the cookbook at the event. If you are unable to attend, books preordered from Chevalier’s can be personalized by the authors on the night of the event and picked up at your convenience. For each purchased copy, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. Please save your receipt for copies purchased from Chevalier’s.
As the owner of six busy restaurants across two continents, Nancy was consumed by her life in the professional kitchen. Then, on a restorative trip to Italy—with its ripe vegetables, magnificent landscapes, and long summer days—Nancy began to cook for friends and family again, and rediscovered the great pleasures (and great tastes!) of cooking and eating at home: fabulous ingredients at the height of their season, simple food served family style.
Now, in Mozza at Home, Nancy shares her renewed passion. Each of her nineteen menus provides a main dish along with a complementary selection of appetizers and side dishes. Make a few sides for a small dinner party with friends, or make them all for a delicious family feast! Whether it’s . . . salads, such as Endive Salad with Date Anchovy Dressing, composed of sturdy lettuces that won’t wilt . . . simple sides, such as Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Cumin Vinaigrette, that are just as delicious served at room temperature as they are warm . . . or show-stopping mains such as the Flattened Chicken Thighs with Charred Lemon Salsa Verde—there is something here for everyone and every occasion. And don’t forget dessert—there’s an entire chapter dedicated to end-of-meal treats – such as Dario’s Olive Oil Cake with Rosemary and Pine Nuts – that can be prepared hours before serving so that the host gets to relax during the event too. With clever tips on how to organize your table and your time when serving many guests, Mozza at Home helps you throw the perfect dinner party—one that’s positively stress-free and delicious!
Nancy Silverton is the co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Mozza2Go, in Los Angeles, Singapore, and Newport Beach, California. She is the founder of the La Brea Bakery and is the only chef ever to be awarded both the Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Pastry Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation. Silverton is the author of nine cookbooks, including The Mozza Cookbook, A Twist of the Wrist, Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book, Nancy Silverton’s Pastries from the La Brea Bakery (recipient of a 2000 Food & Wine Best Cookbook Award), Nancy Silverton’s Breads from the La Brea Bakery, and Desserts.
Carolynn Carreño is a James Beard Award–winning journalist and the coauthor of many cookbooks, including Meat (with Pat LaFrieda), The Mozza Cookbook and A Twist of the Wrist (with Nancy Silverton), Eat Me (with Kenny Shopsin), Fresh Every Day and Sara Foster’s Casual Cooking (with Sara Foster), and 100 Ways to Be Pasta (with Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene). Her book Bowls of Plenty is forthcoming.