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Chef Angelo Elia brings Christmas to New York.

By John Tanasychuk, SouthFlorida.com

Staff writer

11:14 AM EST, November 27, 2012

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Our own Angelo Elia is bringing an Italian countryside Christmas to New York City.

Next Tuesday, Dec. 4 he’ll cook at the prestigious James Beard House, accompanied by executive chef Rickie Piper and sommelier Koen Kersemanas. This is Elia's third Beard appearance.

Their six-course holiday menu celebrates the traditions of the Italian countryside, beginning with such passed hors d’oeuvres such as elk tartare with white truffle shavings and endive salad; black cod-mortadella croquettes and Tomino cheese-wild mushroom arancini.

The menu will also include pheasant-farro soup with crispy black kale; carnaroli risotto with taleggio and white truffles; and panko and Tuscan herb-crusted elk chop with roasted porcini-fingerling potatoes.

While in the Big Apple, Elia will be a guest on Sirius XM’s Martha Stewart Living Radio’s Morning Living on Dec. 5 at 10:30 a.m. He’ll also be the featured chef at the Hearst Café 57 that day noon-2 p.m.

Tickets to the Beard dinner are $130 for members and $170  for non-members. Buy tickets are JamesBeard.org.

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