Tavola: Rustic Italian Feast

Tavola: Rustic Italian Feast

Stylist Jennifer Sodikoff had just returned from an epic family trip through Italy and was inspired by how simple and elegant the food and scenery were.

We asked our friend and photographer, John Buller, if we could use his downtown studio to host our first Sub Rosa event. The second story studio has soaring ceilings, tall windows that look out over Court Square, wood floors and exposed brick. It set the stage for Jennifer to replicate the simple elegance she had experienced in Italy.

A long farm table and benches were brought in a dressed in neutral linens, olive branches, copper, glass and light.

Kirsten Moore, created a rustic Italian menu inspired by her own travels and some of her favorite Italian meals.


Crostino con scarola appassita, guanciale, burrata e mostarda alla pera

Bucatini aglio e olio scampi e limone

Bistecche con pur al cannellini e rosmarino, cipolline in agrodolce e gorgonzola montagna

Cime di rapa con pinoli e parmigiano

Fagiolini con vinaigrette all'nduja

Finocchio al forno con arance e basilico


Sbrisalona e gelato al rosmarino

Photography by Aubrey Gee.