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Wegmans: Chef Cesare Casella and Alessio Fasano, M.D. to explore gluten-free eating and Mediterranean Diet at Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

Rochester, NY, 2015-8-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is once again welcoming Chef Cesare Casella as he takes over the kitchen for one night. This time, Chef Casella, chef-owner of Salumeria Rosi in NYC and author of The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine, will team with Alessio Fasano, M.D., director of the Center for Celiac Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. Together, they will explore the world of gluten-free eating and the joys of the Mediterranean Diet.

Dr. Fasano, author of Gluten Freedom, will provide an insightful talk about his work in the treatment of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders. Casella will prepare a gluten-free meal following his secret to brilliant flavors – making the most of just a few, best-quality ingredients.

Guests will enjoy a reception including Leek Frittata and Roasted Beets. The four course dinner will highlight organic farm lettuces and vegetables, risotto with roasted vegetables, wild-caught striped bass, and a seasonal fruit crisp. All courses will include wine pairings.

The Chef & The Doctor dinner series was created in 2015.  Science continues to reveal how food choices can influence our ability to live healthier, better lives. Pairing medical knowledge with chef talent creates an evening of new decision making and food experimentation. Delicious and nutritious can co-exist!

What: The Chef & the Doctor Dinner
When: Monday, September 14, 2015 – two seatings; 50 people each
5:30pm reception, 6:00pm dinner OR
7:30pm reception, 8:00 dinner
Where: Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1750 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14610
Price: $85pp, plus tax and gratuity; includes reception and 4-course dinner
Tickets: Reservations highly recommended – The Chef & The Doctor dinners sell out quickly. Please call Amore at 585-452-8780.


Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is an 86-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, founded in 1916, has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for eighteen consecutive years, ranking #7 in 2015. Wegmans also has various restaurant concepts in its stores, including The Burger Bar, The Pub by Wegmans, and Amore Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar, as well as Next Door by Wegmans – a stand-alone restaurant in Rochester, NY. The enthusiastic staff of the Wegmans Restaurant Group embraces the “best of our market” to nourish and delight all those at the table.

Contact Information:  Jeanne Colleluori, media relations coordinator, 585-720-5750

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