CHEF’S TABLE presents Part 1 of a mouthwatering journey through Neapolitan Cuisine (La Cucina Napoletana) led by Riccardo Costa, host of the popular web cooking series DATE NIGHT and NYC-TV’s i-Italy.
By Riccardo Costa
In this episode, Riccardo steps behind the scenes and inside the kitchen at New York City’s most notable Neapolitan eatery (and art gallery!), PizzArte – where Executive Chef Antonio Pisaniello shows how to prepare delicious fresh pastas, and the succulent seafood & pasta dish Maccheroncini allo Scoglio.
Riccardo Costa, was born in Bologna, one of Italy's food capitals. From the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, Riccardo earned a BFA. In Italy and New York he worked as an assistant to director Spike Lee, among others. In his free time Riccardo is an accomplished chef. Learning to cook from his grandmother, a famous Bolognese socialite from the '50s, he assimilated all the century-old family culinary secrets. He has recently penned a cookbook of some of these traditional Italian recipes, which he shares with friends, acquaintances, celebrities, intellectuals, politicians, and artists who come to his apartment to eat exceptional food, discuss ideas, and network.