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Best Italian Chef: Behind the Scenes

Written on June 19, 2014

As you may recall, Isabel M. from New York is our reigning Best Italian Chef grand prize winner. She’s well-known by us and our Chefs for this winning recipe. Take a look at some of our behind the scenes shots from our video shoot this week:

Best Italian Chef: Behind the Scenes

It was a pleasure to meet and work with Isabel. She and Chef Jeff Mann are two naturals on camera. Look for Isabel’s dish (and maybe some photos of her best Italian Chef grand prize trip to Italy) this July. Stay tuned for more details!

Best Italian Chef Behind the Scenes2

Best Italian Chef Behind the Scenes3

We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook – for every new “like” we will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® through July 2nd, 2014, up to $25,000! Join our E-club, follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more chef tips, recipes and ideas.

Between 4/24 – 7/2/2014, Maggiano’s Little Italy will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish from each select menu item, 50¢ per lemonade, $5 from every Meal for Two and 100% of each Star Card sale, with a minimum guarantee of $150,000 from all in-restaurant promotions and donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each new Facebook Like, up to $25,000. For more information, visit wish.org

 

Wish Kid Shares Thoughts about Visit to Maggiano’s Scottsdale

Written on June 17, 2014

Kenneth is a 17-year-old Make-A-Wish® kid diagnosed with cancer. Before his wish to go on a cruise came true, Maggiano’s Little Italy Scottsdale welcomed him for a dinner he’ll always remember.  Servers wore buttons with his face on them, and prepared some extra details – a cake with the logo of his favorite football team, plus enough Fun Size Snickers bars to tide him over until dinner was served.

Kenneth shares his Make-A-Wish experience at Maggiano's

The Maggiano’s Scottsdale team could tell how much the dinner lifted his spirits. But he surprised them all when he visited again to personally thank them all. Here are his words about the experience at Maggiano’s Scottsdale:

My experience at Maggiano’s Little Italy was nothing short of a dream come true. During the treatment of my head and neck cancer, I developed the inability to eat and drink. With nothing to do but wait for the side effects of radiation to disappear, I created a list of food types that I wanted to eat after I was ready. With Italian food topping my list, you can imagine the excitement that filled my heart when I was given the opportunity to enjoy the best Italian food in Arizona. Maggiano’s not only gave me the option to order anything on the menu, but also supplied that same courtesy to the rest of my family. The food was delicious, the people were nice, and the memories of this experience will last a lifetime.

We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook – for every new “like” we will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® through July 2nd, 2014, up to $25,000! Join our E-club, follow us on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more chef tips, recipes and ideas.

Between 4/24 – 7/2/2014, Maggiano’s Little Italy will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish from each select menu item, 50¢ per lemonade, $5 from every Meal for Two and 100% of each Star Card sale, with a minimum guarantee of $150,000 from all in-restaurant promotions and donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each new Facebook Like, up to $25,000. For more information, visit wish.org

 

Maggiano’s On The House Classic Pastas

Written on June 12, 2014

Father’s Day Recipes for Every Type of Dad

Written on June 5, 2014

You know how they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? If that notion holds true, then why should dads be any different! Father’s day is June 15th, and we think we may be able to help you showcase your culinary talents to make different types of fathers feel special.

Father's Day Recipes for Every Type of Dad

For the DIY dad, you’ll want something that may look effortless, but comes together with some good elbow grease. For this type of dad, we recommend Chicken Pesto Genovese.

For the king of the grill dad, impress him in the comfort of your own backyard with a delicious dish that screams summertime with its great flavor like our Chicken & Sausage Spiedini.

For the cocktail connoisseur dad, get your shakers ready and create our Handcrafted Classic Cocktail, the Manhattan.

For the foodie dad, how cool would it be to make your own pasta from scratch?! Try our Mushroom Ravioli recipe. You’ll be glad you did!

For the new dad, he’s got his hands full and you probably do to, so here’s a quick and easy-to-prepare recipe that he’ll be talking about until next Father’s Day: Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Meyer Lemon, Spinach & Hazelnuts.

The health-conscious dad may want to splurge on his big day, so our Grilled Vegetable & Goat Cheese Salad is the best of both worlds with big flavors and leafy greens.

For the no frills dad, keep things straightforward with our Pork Medallions.

We invite you to the warm atmosphere at Maggiano’s Little Italy for your next meal or special occasion. We also invite you to like us on Facebook – for every new “like” we will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish® through July 2nd, 2014, up to $25,000! Join our E-club, follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterest, and watch us on YouTube for more chef tips, recipes and ideas.