Rathbun and Stellino Collaborate September 29th


On September 29th Dallas-area diners are in for a treat as two of the country’s best chefs team up to create a special Italian feast. Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Jasper’s, Hickory) and Nick Stellino, best known for his national public TV show Cooking with Friends, will prepare appetizers and four courses to be paired with delicious Banfi wines.

What better way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stellino’s show than to share two styles of Italian cooking with diners. Chef Rathbun will prepare classic Tuscany dishes while Chef Stellino will be making plates native to Sicily. All attendees will also get a peek behind the curtain, as the chefs will offer demonstrations and cooking tips throughout the evening, giving foodies a rare opportunity to glean some advice, and eat some delectable cuisine, from two of America’s most accomplished chefs. 

In 1991, Nick Stellino left his successful career as a Wall Street stockbroker to follow his dream of becoming a chef. He started his culinary career as a dishwasher and, over time, he apprenticed with the best chefs in America. To share his passion for Italian cooking with more people, he pursued a cooking show, and his efforts eventually culminated in the highly successful series Nick Stellino Cooking with Friends, Cucina Amore and Nick Stellino’s Family Kitchen. Nick has also published 10 cookbooks and has been a featured guest on numerous national shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, CBS This Morning and Good Morning America.

This marvelous event takes place September 29th at 6:30pm at The Kitchen at 6130, 6130 Luther Lane. The evening is priced at $95 per person. Reservations are required, and you may make those on this website.  Read about Kent’s latest Italian adventure on his blog.


Passed Appetizers

Mushroom-Gorgonzola Bruschetta

Summer Melon-Prosciutto Crostini

Castello Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio, Tuscany

1st Course

Family-Style Pasta Inchiummata (demo)

Banfi L’Ardi Dolcetto d’ Acqui, Piedmont

2nd Course

Rosemary Garlic Crusted Pork Rack, Olive Oil Poached Baby Fava Bean with Pancetta and Caramelized Lemon Demi (demo)

Castello Banfi Rosso Di Montalcino, Tuscany

3rd Course

Nick Stellino’s Lamb Chops, Maureen’s Farro Salad and Enzino’s Pesto (demo)

Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino, Tuscany

4th Course

Strawberries in Balsamic Vinegar

Castello Banfi, Rosa Regale, Brachetto D’Acqui


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