THUR SEP 12 / DOLCI! American Baking with an Italian Accent with author Renato Poliafito

THUR SEP 12 / DOLCI! American Baking with an Italian Accent with author Renato Poliafito

Regular price $38.00 Sale

6p to 8p

Join us for a very special evening as we kick off The Feast of San Gennaro with our friend and author Renato Poliafito as we celebrate DOLCI! American Baking with an Italian Accent: A Cookbook. Renato will be joined in conversation with accomplished cookbook author, and co-author to many of your favorite books, Joshua David Stein. 

Expect a conversation with Renato + Joshua, Q + A with all of you, and a book signing. Definitely a bite. Stay tuned. Books and beverages will be for sale on premises. Preorder and guarantee your book above. 


Recipes that capture the flavors of la dolce vita, from Bologna to Brooklyn—Italian and Italian American-ish cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries, from the James Beard Award–nominated brains behind one of America’s best bakeries

A joyous celebration of Italian, American, and Italian American tastes and traditions, Dolci! is a compendium of molto delizioso baked goods from both sides of the Atlantic. In almost a hundred recipes, James Beard–nominated baker Renato Poliafito pays homage to pastries of the Old World and the New—with perfected versions of classics like Pastiera and Torta Caprese, Honey-Ricotta Black and Whites, and Butter Cookies.

Poliafito puts his own unique spin on the baking traditions of both countries with recipes of his own invention that are a mashup of Italian flavors and American innovation. Think Aperol Spritz Cake, Italian Krispie Treats, Malted Tiramisu, Panettone Bread Pudding, and Mocha Orange Whoopie Pies. In addition to the many cakes, pies, tarts, and cookies, Poliafito also shares a host of savory recipes: Sourdough Focaccias, Perfect Grissini, Cacio e Pepe Arancini—and for good measure, Italian-inflected cocktails (Amaro Root Beer Float!). A vibrant comingling of two great culinary cultures filtered through the mind of an American with the heart of an Italian, Dolci! hits the sweet spot between Italian and American baking. 



RENATO POLIAFITO  ◤ is a two-time James Beard Award nominee and the owner of Ciao, Gloria, a bakery and café in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, that opened in 2019. This is his fifth cookbook, but he considers Dolci! his first “solo album.”

JOSHUA DAVID STEIN   is a cookbook author and food writer. He is the co-author of Notes from a Young Black Chef and My America, with Kwame Onwuachi; Jang: The Soul of Korean Cooking, with Mingoo Kang; Il Buco: Stories and Recipes, with Donna Lennard; the Nom Wah Cookbook with Wilson Tang; Vino: The Essential Guide to Real Italian Wine, with Joe Campanale; and the forthcoming Why I Cook, with Tom Colicchio. He is a frequent contributor to New York and Esquire, where he is part of Best New Restaurants team.


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