‘Food of the Italian South’ Launch Celebration April 5

Corbo & Sons at Bell Market in Holmdel, NJ, welcomes two exciting food events Friday, April 5.

Author, food historian, and journalist Katie Parla celebrates release of her new cookbook, Food of the Italian South (Clarkson Potter, $30), at Corbo & Sons, the restaurant within Holmdel’s Bell Market, which specializes in Neapolitan- and Roman-inspired, wood-fired cooking. Buy tickets here!

Food of the Italian South by Katie Parla
Katie Parla

Parla is a New Jersey native and Rome-based culinary journalist. Her new book delves into the culinary traditions of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Molise, and Puglia, regions best known for their rustic food.

Executive Chef Richard Corbo and Sommelier Chantelle Corbo will host two different experiences to celebrate the release of the book: an aperitivo hour and a seated dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Parla in person and enjoy recipes from her book.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Aperitivo Hour

Corbo & Sons will prepare cocktails and a selection of dishes from Food of The Italian South in a taste-around, cocktail party format. Sommelier Chantelle Corbo will pair each recipe, served as individual tastes, with a hand-chosen wine. Tickets include a signed cookbook, cocktails, and tasting-sized samples of recipes from the book paired with wine. $65/per person + tax.

Pizza Napoletana at La Notizia in Naples

8:00 p.m.: Seated Dinner with Wine Pairings

This marks the kickoff to Corbo & Sons Friday Night Dinner Series, in the Green Room. Executive Chef Richard Corbo will prepare a three-course dinner, with each dish inspired by The Food of the Italian South, with wine pairings by Chantelle Corbo. Tickets include a signed cookbook, a three-course seated dinner and wine pairings. $125/per person + tax and tip.

Angela Ceriello serves “garbage can” pasta at her trattoria E Curti in Sant’Anastasia, Campania
Paccheri alla Cilentana (pasta with capers, olives, anchovies, and fried bread crumbs)

Corbo & Sons at Bell Market
101 Crawford’s Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ
732- 365-2500

Photos by Ed Anderson.