Dishes of DISH: Bocconcini de polpette from Gaetano's

Categories: Dish

On Sunday, September 22, DISH will dish out food and drinks from dozens of Cafe Society's favorite restaurants and trucks, as well as Best of Denver readers' winners, in the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This year, Gaetano's will be dishing up some of its authentic Italian fare. The iconic restaurant, which the Smaldone family opened in 1947 and sold to the Wynkoop family of restaurants more than fifty years later, will be featuring plates of bocconcini de polpette ("little bites of meatball").

See also: All in the family: How do the Smaldones feel about the revamped Gaetano's?

The recipe -- ground beef, basil, oregano, parsley and paprika -- comes from executive chef Daniel Ramirez, a Mexican-born, Italian-trained chef who joined Gaetano's last year, after the famed restaurant was renovated. Ramirez says he strives to make food that's "fresh, quality and authentic."

Taste for yourself at DISH, which runs from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sunday 22. (VIP ticket-holders get in at noon -- and by the way, VIP tickets are sold out.) For more information about Westword's annual celebration of the Denver dining scene, including how to buy $35 general admission tickets, visit our 2013 Westword DISH site.

Location Info

Gaetano's Restaurant

3760 Tejon St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Denver Performing Arts Complex

14th and Curtis streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

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Why keep mentioning the history of Gaetanos?  This is place has NOTHING to do with the old place.  Especially that "My Three Sons" logo-ed sign.  Awful.

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