Buca Yorkville hosts another Michelin-starred Italian chef

Buca Yorkville hosts another Michelin-starred Italian chef

Last night at Buca Yorkville, guests were treated to a spring-inspired menu by Michelin-starred Italian chef Giancarlo Perbellini of Verona’s Casa Perbellini. This was the fifth dinner in the King Street Food Company’s Sotto Una Buona Stella (Under a Lucky Star) series, which has been pairing Italy’s top-rated chefs with Rob Gentile and his team for special one-off meals. Proceeds from the six-course dinner support a scholarship fund for students at George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. The next (and final) dinner is planned for later this year. Here’s a look at last night’s meal.

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Chilled spaghetti dressed in lemon and basil is finished with shrimp and shaved cuttlefish.

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Risotto with onion fondente, sweet peas and morel mushrooms.

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Branzino with burrata, lardo, anchovy and fava bean pesto.

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Smoked veal filet with asparagus carbonara.

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Lemon crème brulée drizzled with elderflower-and-basil syrup, topped with a scoop of mandarin sorbet.

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Alchermes-soaked olive oil cake layered with maple cream, and christened with a sap-cured yolk.

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Chef Perbellini puts the finishing touches on his spaghetti.

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Gentile and crew have some fun with squeeze bottles.

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Chef Giancarlo Perbellini (left) with Rob Gentile.

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And the whole team.

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The menu.