I'm Eddie Cano
DAY 1: 6-Course Playful Italian Event Series
First, the name: I’m Eddie Cano is quirky wordplay on “Americano,” the nickname given to co-owner Massimo Papetti whenever he returns to his native Rome. Now, the food! The culinary career of Executive Chef James Gee started with Wolfgang Puck in Chicago and took him to stints at top-rank establishments in Nantucket and East Hampton, including Cittanuova, the celebrity-packed Italian restaurant he opened with Massimo and Carolyn Papetti. Next, Chef Gee, who fell in love with Spanish food while visiting that nation, went to work in D.C. as Head Chef at José Andrés’ Jaleo and then at China Chilcano, both recipients of coveted Michelin Bib Gourmands. Now, reunited with the Papettis, Chef Gee is turning out Italian-American classics like Chicken Parmesan and authentic Italian fare like bucatini all ‘amatriciana that pay sophisticated homage to the checkered tablecloth, red-sauce joints of Little Italys across the country. “Plenty to praise,” says the Washington Post. We will be taking over the restaurant for this event, and Chef Gee will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss his passion for all things Italian.
About the Host:
Executive Chef & Co-Owner
Chef Gee started as line cook with Wolfgang Puck in Chicago, then working his way up the professional ladder at 1770 House and Cittanuova before joining the team at José Andrés' celebrated Jaleo. Branching out on his own, Gee opened China Chilcano, earning a Bib Gourmand during his tenure, before finally opening I'm Eddie Cano in October 2018.
All savory courses will be served family-style. Dessert will be portioned individually.
Caprese Modo Mio
with hand-pulled mozzarella, cherry tomato confit, and basil vinaigrette
shrimp and cuttlefish rice fritters with salsa nero and aioli
Polpettini di Tonno
yellowfin tuna meatballs with potato stracotto and italian parsley
Cappellacci della Stagione
with goat cheese, summer corn, zucchini, and blue crab
Cianfotta con Faraona
summer vegetable stew with roasted guinea hen
with mascarpone, savoiardi, and almond
I'm Eddie Cano
5014 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
- Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
- No tickets are needed.
- What can/can't I bring to the event?
- Please bring your ID as well as cash if you plan on purchasing beverages.
- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend?
- Yes. ID is required and you must be 21+ to attend.
- What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
- Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for first-time emergency requests, we allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests must be emailed to us prior to the event and the guest ticket surcharge of $25 must be paid prior to the event. Guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
- What does the ticket price cover?
- The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
- Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
- Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $70 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
- What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
- At this event we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies. Just make sure to update your dietary restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are so we can give the chef a heads up.