Above: Tony Vallone of Tony’s in Houston with Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi (left) and IACC director Alessia Paolicchi. Earlier this year, the IACC awarded Vallone the inaugural Maestro Martino Award for Excellence in Italian Gastronomy and the Italian Culinary Arts. Consul Sgarbi and director Paolicchi presented him with the award in the wine room at his storied restaurant.
Last night, the IACC visited member Tony’s“>Tony’s in Houston for a spectacular dinner.
Here’s a Facebook photo album of some of what we ate and drank, including a shot of IACC deputy director Maurizio Gamberucci with Tony’s executive chef Austin Waiter.
What a great night at Tony’s, one of the best restaurants in America! We couldn’t be more proud to count Tony Vallone as one of our members.
Tony’s is participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks: It’s a great way to experience this national culinary treasure.
That’s Tony’s “Pulpo in Camicia,” crisp-braised octopus wrapped in ahi tuna (below).