Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has signed-on for Grapetionary in metro-DC.
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Grapetionary A-Z is coming to the Capitol. Guests will enjoy a sublime, multi-course meal prepared by Chef Nick Stefanelli and the team behind is acclaimed Italian restaurant, Masseria.
Chef Nick graduated from L’Académie de Cuisine. Afterward, he honed his craft in some of the most important kitchens in America:
- Roberto Donna’s Galileo, and Laboratorio del Galileo
- Fabio Trabocchi’s Maestro and Fiamma
- Thomas Keller’s French Laundry
And then, Stefanelli opened Bibiana with legendary restaurateur Ashok Bajaj. Under Stefanelli’s tenure, Bibiana was named “Best New Restaurant” by Esquire and Stefanelli was named the 2010 Rising Star by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington [RAMW]. Soon after, he was a nominee for the Rising Star Award by the James Beard Foundation.
In August 2015, Chef Nick opened the Masseria. Inspired by Stefanelli's roots in Puglia and his eye for European cool, Masseria quickly earned three stars and an Excellent rating by The Washington Post. Later, Masseria was featured in The Wall Street Journal and earned a RAMW nomination for “Best New Restaurant.”
We're thrilled to partner with Chef Stefanelli and the entire Masseria team for the inaugural A-Z in Washington, DC. Besides the culinary crew, we'll also have the brilliant GM and Sommelier, David Kurka, assisting with wine selections.
Stay tuned for details and ticket information.
(Now accepting sponsorship inquiries.)