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STORICO FRESCO ALIMENTARI E RISTORANTE OWNER/CHEF MIKE PATRICK SEEKS INSPIRATION IN ITALY, ILLUSTRATES DELICIOUS JOURNEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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Unearthed in Rome, Rimini and Ponte Rosso
ATLANTA (August 18, 2017) – Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante’s co-owner and culinary director Mike Patrick is known for bringing a genuine supply of all things Italian to Atlanta and continues to go above and beyond (literally!) to find authentic inspiration for his dishes. This time he has documented his travels with a photo journal on Instagram so followers can share in the journey.
From visiting experimental growth farms to sipping squid ink cappuccinos to revisiting classic dishes like fritto misto, Patrick delves into what makes each of his meals in Italy so memorable by penning culinary love notes through photo captions like a modern-day Romeo.
His research begins in the Eternal City, where he dines at Secondo Tradizione, enjoys the best meat and cheese board selection in the city and savors the distinctly heady, porky flavors found in carbonara. In Ponte Rosso, a small town just outside Rimini, he meets a “mind numbing” cappelletti in brodo and then puts on his swim trunks and takes to the beach to experience cookouts using local provisions, cooking baby crabs with tomatoes and tossing the mixture with strozzapreti and baby clams. In Rimini, Patrick revels in a Michelin-starred meal at Guido, admiring the restaurant’s grounded culinary viewpoint from crudo pizza to the “Adriatic depth and flavor” of spaghetti alle ostriche to the cuttlefish cappuccino topped with squid ink dust, which Patrick dubs “a mind bender.”
Guests can view a slideshow of his photographs highlighted with commentary from Patrick’s travel diary and personal insight into how he will interpret these beloved Italian dishes for diners at Storico Fresco. Then they can look forward to tasting menu selections influenced by Patrick’s recent Italian travels on upcoming lunch and dinner menus and in the prepared foods market in the fall. Patrick will be returning to Italy mid-September to find inspiration once again.
Storico Fresco Alimentari e Ristorante is located at 3167 Peachtree Road NE, Suite S in Buckhead. The restaurant is open for lunch (11:30 am to 5:30 pm) and dinner (5:30 pm to 10 pm) Monday through Saturday; the market is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm. Reservations are available for the restaurant and are recommended. Ample self-parking is available onsite in both the front and rear lots, and valet parking is offered Thursday through Saturday. For additional information, call (404) 500-2181 or visit storicofresco.com. For additional updates, follow the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.