From Chef Fabio Hakill, this week’s unusual and delicious recipe is just one example of the mouth watering array of delights on the menu at NYC restaurant Fabio Piccolo Fiore
‘Rubato con permesso’ from Chef Fabio Hakill, this week’s unusual and delicious recipe is just one example of the mouth watering array of delights on the menu at NYC restaurant Fabio Piccolo Fiore.
Owner Nick Nubile always dreamt about opening a restaurant to show off the wonderful cuisine that his home region Abruzzi, Italy so abundantly offers. It was only when he met Chef Fabio Hakill that he realized his dream could finally come to fruition. The two have come together to create Fabio Piccolo Fiore, a unique midtown gem that focuses on the light and fresh fare of central Italy. The restaurant, which is decorated with enormous replicas of great Renaissance paintings, takes its name from an old Italian song ‘Piccolo Fiore’, which wistfully asks, “Why are you going around the world when you have someone who loves you here?”
Many restaurants these days are telling customers that the chef will not cater to special requests, but Chef Fabio actually welcomes customers to make changes and requests; there’s no need to go around the world in search of great food - Chef Fabio is creating a fantastic Italian culinary experience in Manhattan.
About the chef: at Fabio Piccolo Fiore Chef Fabio executes the recipes and techniques that he has been perfecting since his days as a young culinary student at the San Giovanni culinary school in his hometown of Rome, Italy. Realizing his potential as a chef after entering a national cooking competition, Chef Fabio passionately worked his way through the kitchens of the highly acclaimed restaurants Il Caminetto and Il Matriciano in Rome, before making his way to the famous Parkside Restaurant in Queens. He injects pride and passion into every dish he serves, and his main desire, above all, has always been to see his customers leave happy.
Fabio Piccolo Fiore Restaurant
230 East 44th Street
212 922 0581
Radicchio Risotto is served at Fabio Piccolo Fiore for $25.
This recipe makes 1 restaurant serving.
Radicchio Risotto Ingredients:
6 oz Arborio rice
1 tablespoon butter (plus 1 additional tablespoon if desired)
½ head radicchio
½ a shallot
7 oz Barolo wine
8 oz chicken stock
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese
Black pepper to taste
Steal This Recipe® Step by Step Instructions:
Melt the butter in a pan.
Stir in chopped shallots and add chopped radicchio once the shallots have cooked half way.
Stir for 2 additional minutes and mix in the rice.
Add red wine and let it cook for 10 minutes, always stirring.
Once the wine had been absorbed, add chicken stock and let it cook for 22 minutes.
Serve with parmesan and pepper to taste with an extra teaspoon of butter (if desired).