Franco Romagnoli at Raphael Bar Risto

Chef and author Franco Romagnoli, a household name since 1974, when he and his late wife began hosting “The Romagnoli’s Table” on PBS, will celebrate his most recent publication, Cucina di Magro: Cooking Lean the Traditional Italian Way, with a multi-course dinner at Raphael Bar Risto on Monday, June 9 at 7:00 pm. The price is $75 per person and includes dinner, accompanying wines and autographed cookbook. Romagnoli will collaborate with Raphael Bar Risto chef/owner Ralph Conte on a menu that demonstrates that cutting the fat from Italian dishes needn’t sacrifice flavor or appeal. This will be Romagnoli’s only Rhode Island appearance in 2003. For reservations to the Cucina di Magro event, call 401-421-4646.

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