Italy to the Third Power: Announcing Harry’s Chef Pop-Up No. 16 with Jeffrey Michaud of Philadelphia’s Osteria on June 18

Jeffrey Michaud

Chef Jeffrey Michaud at Barbuto last October for Lemon NYC in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a charity we love to cook for at events across the country thanks to Jeff and the Vetri Family, as well as generous chef friends like Jonathan Waxman. Click here for Jeff in action, and always with a smile on his face, at past Lemon events.

We are so proud to announce that tickets are live as of this moment here for Osteria Pizzeria on June 18, when Harry’s Pizzeria plays host to yet another James Beard Award-winning chef we love to call our good friend, this time Jeffrey Michaud. Don’t be confused by the name. Osteria is Jeff’s restaurant in Philadelphia where he is partner – with the grand poobah himself Marc Vetri – and for our pizzeria’s next pop-up it will be Italy served up to the third power!  An osteria at a pizzeria, with the bonus of the inspiration Michael brings back from his trip in May to host cooking classes.  Either way, it’s all for our benefit!  We can’t wait to taste how the arrival of summer ingredients inspires this menu.

Jeff has carved his path to greatness earning the 2010 James Beard Award for “Best Mid-Atlantic Chef” (coincidentally the same year Michael won “Best Chef South”) and through ongoing support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand in addition to other philanthropy championed by the Vetri Family. As the Executive Chef and co-owner of Osteria Restaurant and Amis Restaurant, Jeff began his cooking career at the age of 13 in a pizza shop in New Hampshire, where he was raised and has since traveled from Aspen to Bergamo, Lombardia, Italy discovering his love for Italian cooking. We can’t wait to host one of our favorite talented chef friends and bring his smile and northern Italian cooking to Miami. He’s actually on one of his frequent trips to the mother country right now getting even more inspired… We like to think for our benefit!  Maybe he’ll even bring back some of the granny aprons we love so much so Michael can chef-in-style at this summer’s upcoming Great Chefs event.  We can’t help but plug everything he does cause it’s all just so, well, genuine.
So after esteemed visiting guests Gabrielle Hamilton, Jonathan Waxman, Marc Vetri, Jonathon Sawyer, Kevin Sbraga, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Paul Grieco, Chris Hastings, Hugh Acheson, Andrew Carmellini, Mindy Segal, Paul Kahan, April Bloomfield, Bill Telepan, and Joey Campanaro, Michael is thrilled to invite chef Jeffrey Michaud to take over Harry’s Pizzeria on Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Seating is first come, first served for this sweet and savory family-style meal!  Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvre, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and Wine Director Eric Larkee and our tap beers including Michael’s Genuine Home Brew at your disposal. Go home with a special gift from Jeff, too. All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $150.
To recap the drill… Harry’s chef pop-up dinners occur about once a month, each time with a new chef in Harry’s kitchen doing a special menu from their cookbook, their restaurant, or sometimes something different. We close to regular business for these intimate evenings. They are relaxed and convivial, with a family-style meal unfolding at communal tables. Seating is first come first served. Menu is subject to change and doors open at 7:00 p.m. sharp. Tickets are exclusively sold online for the pop-up series through www.harryspizzeria.com/fun!

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