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.
Chilled spaghetti dressed in lemon and basil is finished with shrimp and shaved cuttlefish.
Risotto with onion fondente, sweet peas and morel mushrooms.
Branzino with burrata, lardo, anchovy and fava bean pesto.
Smoked veal filet with asparagus carbonara.
Lemon crème brulée drizzled with elderflower-and-basil syrup, topped with a scoop of mandarin sorbet.
Alchermes-soaked olive oil cake layered with maple cream, and christened with a sap-cured yolk.
Chef Perbellini puts the finishing touches on his spaghetti.
Gentile and crew have some fun with squeeze bottles.
Chef Giancarlo Perbellini (left) with Rob Gentile.
And the whole team.