Le Virtu’s “Autunno Alle Brace” Postponed Thanks To Sandy

Of all the awful things caused by yesterdays big blow, perhaps the one that’s bugging the gastronaut contingent the most is the fact that it came on the day of Le Virtu’s “Autunno alle Brace“–the outdoor Italian cookout that promised to be one of the coolest small food events/collaborations of the season.

Had things gone according to plan, yesterday would’ve seen Scott Schroeder, George Sabatino, Angela Ranalli and Joe Cicala all working together to lay out one king-hell lawn party, complete with steamed shellfish in lobster brodo, whole grilled branzino, bone marrow and truffle sausages, butternut squash and sage risotto and grilled olive oil cakes with roasted apples. But as things happened, we got a hurricane instead. C’est la vie, non?

But here’s the good news: According to Grub Street Philly, Le Virtu’s Autunno alle Brace is being rescheduled as we speak. No solid word yet on when the rain date will be, but tickets already sold will be honored and (hopefully) you’ll get a last-minute chance to score a fresh pair if you were too slow the first time around.

Sandy Puts the Kibosh on Le Virtu’s Autunno Alle Brace [Grub Street Philly]

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  • rory

    anyone who is particularly bugged by the rescheduling of restaurant event due to a hurricane that has millions of people without power, has cost lives and destroyed homes and property should be smacked. Just an atrociously self-centered, pathetic, and empathy-lacking hook for a post.

    glad it’s getting rescheduled.

  • FattyFatMan

    @ Rory

    Thank you for being the conscience of Foobooz.

    If you’re making that argument, maybe you shouldn’t be doing something as trivial as reading a food blog. You could be out, you know, saving lives and clearing debris.


    Rory has got both mainstream and indie cred on the interwebs blog scene… tough to do.

  • Jimmy

    Is indie like grunge or something?

  • rory

    @ FattyFatMan:

    umm…there’s a difference between look at a post as a break from working at home and posting something as part of your work. lol.

    I don’t begrudge anyone their interests, passions, hobbies, or jobs (well, some jobs I begrudge. fuck a hedge fund manager). I do not demand perfection from myself or anyone else. I do expect some common sense and empathy about how a journalist posts about a major natural disaster and their niche as a journalist. but apparently, that’s out of the norm.

  • pmci

    Well, whether or not you agree with Rory that this sort of commentary is uncomfortably glib, one could also argue that it’s just wrong. As a member of the “gastronaut contingent,” I’m most bothered today by the idea of so many restaurants throughout the tri-state area losing a ton of money and maybe ultimately going under – and all that means for their employees that may be living under the poverty line as it is. This barbecue will be great whenever it happens, and it does seem ridiculous that anyone would be notably bummed about the date changing.

    It was one thing to try to keep things light before the storm hit, and I get that (much, but not all, of) Philly feels like it dodged a bullet, but maybe now it would be wise to take seriously that many people are displaced or stranded as we speak, and that so much has been lost.