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Photo from Alain Elkann Interviews.

As if to reinforce just how rare such an occasion is, Chef Chris Behr has chosen Monday February 29 to serve a delicious American menu at Litro in Rome’s Monteverde district. A native of New Jersey, Chris is the head chef of the Rome Sustainable Food Project, an initiative founded by Alice Waters at the American Academy in Rome in 2007. Although Chris’s area of focus is Italian cuisine (before moving to Rome in 2012 he worked at A16 and SPQR in San Francsico and Pulino’s and the Brooklyn Larder in NYC), I assure you his American dishes are equally impressive. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Deviled eggs with fried chicken livers
Uova ripiene e fegatini di pollo

Cobb salad
L’insalata di pollo, bacon, uova e formaggio erborinato

NY-style smoked salmon plate
Il salmone affumicato ispirato dai locali newyorkesi

NY-style hot dog from Bottega Liberati
L’hot dog di Bottega Liberati

Big chocolate chip cookies made with sea salt
I cookies (grandi e croccanti biscotti arricchiti da gocce di cioccolato al cioccolato)

Chris’s American menu kicks off another series of “A Cena Tra Amici”, dinners featuring guest chefs at Litro, a very awesome natural wine bar on the hill above Trastevere. Space is limited and booking is essential. Call +0645447639 for reservations. Hope to see you there!