COOKBOOKS — Marc Vetri will be in the kitchen at Pizzeria Vetri tonight doing research for his next cookbook, Mastering Pizza, and giving diners a preview of one of his new recipes. Catch him at the restaurant’s Art Museum location, at 1939 Callowhill Street, from 6-8 p.m.
Vetri will be experimenting with a Roman-style dough, and parmesan, mozzarella, pesto, and potatoes will be involved. The chef practiced making a cacio e pepe pie at Pizzeria Vetri’s Washington, D.C., location last month — the pizza he’s making tonight will have a similar dough, but it won’t be the same preparation Eater DC got to sample.
Vetri told Eater he expects Mastering Pizza to be published in September 2018.
GIVING BACK — A new art show at Metropolitan Gallery 250 (250 S. 18th Street), a not-for-profit gallery run by Metropolitan Bakery, will support the Broad Street Ministry — the same organization Rooster Soup Co. gives its profits to. The show, “Looking Out & Seeing In,” features mixed media artwork made by participants in Broad Street Ministry’s Therapeutic Arts Program. The organization helps out Philadelphians living in deep poverty.
The exhibit is on display May 20 to June 11 with two opening receptions, on May 18 and 19 from 5-7 p.m. Tickets for the receptions are $30, with the money going to support the arts program.
GIVING BACK, WITH VETRI — This year’s Great Chefs Event, benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Vetri Community Partnership, is on Tuesday, June 20, at the Urban Outfitters corporate campus at the Navy Yard. Great Chefs runs from 6-9 p.m. but the festivities—and eating—continue at an after-party at Lo Speido. Last year the event raised $800,000.
More than 40 top chefs from across the country, picked by Marc Vetri, are slated to participate, including Ryan Poli of The Catbird Seat in Nashville, Derek Dammann of Maison Publique in Montreal, Charles Phan of The Slanted Door in San Francisco, and Hugh Acheson of 5 & 10 in Athens, Georgia. The Philadelphia list includes recent James Beard Award winner Greg Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink and Kevin Sbraga, who closed Sbraga and Fat Ham but hasn’t left the kitchen. Jose Garces and Michael Solomonov will be at the after-party.
Along with all of the food, and the chance to mingle with star chefs (plus bartenders, brewers, and winemakers), Great Chefs includes an auction—bid to win a private dinner and other swank items. Tickets are $350 for general admission and $525 for access to the after-party too. Both include open bar and valet parking.