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On Friday, May 17, Pearl S. Buck International presented an elegant, evening affair showcasing the area’s best restaurants and caterers. This year they turned up the heat by teaming up with Local Living Magazine to offer an exciting, new Top Taste Competition! The competition required chefs to prepare an international tapas style dish to be judged by a celebrity panel. Piccolo Trattoria's Owner, Fami Elabed, competed and represented us at this high-profile event.
At Piccolo Trattoria, we use traditional Italian cooking methods that honor the flavor of the ingredients, rather than mask them. Make a reservation or stop by one of our locations in Newtown, Langhorne, and Pennington.
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Veal, which is the meat of young, specially raised cows, is a delightful protein showcased as the centerpiece of a number of traditional Italian dishes. While veal is considered a type of red meat because it is related to beef, the meat of veal is much leaner and tenderer than standard cuts of beef. Here is a closer look at the facts about veal so that you can appreciate the delightful veal dishes served at Piccolo Trattoria.
Both French and Italian cuisines have included veal since ancient times, so it is a natural staple in Italian cooking. In America, however, veal has been neglected as a culinary protein over the past several decades due to controversial farming practices. Still, you can eat veal guilt-free, as the American Veal Association has moved toward cruelty-free veal raising practices, including free-range and individual indoor housing systems.
Flavor and texture
Veal is incredibly low in fat, which makes it a healthy choice of protein. This leanness also requires delicate cooking techniques, as the lean meat can become tough when it is scorched with high-temperature cooking. When prepared properly, veal is light pink to grey in color, and it will melt in your mouth with a succulent texture and slightly sweet yet meaty flavor.
Popular veal dishes
Veal pairs beautifully with sharp and salty flavors, so it is best in dishes featuring citrus, prosciutto, aged cheeses, and dry wines. Veal Piccata is a popular veal selection in which a veal cutlet is lightly dredged in flour and sautéed with a sauce of lemon, capers, garlic, and a generous splash of white wine. Breaded veal is another tasty preparation as seen in Veal Milanese with Kalamata olives, Italian tomatoes, Bermuda onions, and nutty Parmigiana Reggiano.
To taste these and other mouthwatering veal dishes prepared using authentic Italian ingredients and techniques, visit Piccolo Trattoria in Newtown, Langhorne, or Pennington. For more about our menu and casual dining atmosphere, contact us online or call (215) 860-4247.
Last updated 1 day 14 hours ago
Published by Newtown Patch
Written by Kara Seymour
The show will go on.
Piccolo Trattoria announced Friday it will sponsor Newtown’s First Fouth fireworks.
Newtown Patch reported Friday morning that the fireworks were in jeopardy after the original sponsor backed out. First Fourth Committee Chairman Joe Gordon said if he couldn’t find someone to sponsor the fireworks for $3,500 by next week, the show likely wouldn’t happen.
Well, Gordon doesn’t have to worry anymore. Piccolo Trattoria has stepped up and Gordon said he’s “real relieved.”
Piccolo Trattoria's Business Manager Jim Bowe said the restaurant’s owner, Fahmi Elabed, has been involved with the town’s Independence Day festivities for many years.
In addition to participating with the planning, Elabed has taken his family to First Fourth for many years “and always loved it,” Bowe said.
Recently, the restaurant was looking for some opportunities to give back to the community, Bowe said, adding sponsoring the fireworks was the perfect fit.
First Fourth is Newtown's annual Independence Day celebration, held each year on the first Saturday in July. It typically features a parade and party with fireworks to cap off the night at Newtown Middle School. However, due to a lack of volunteers, Gordon said there will be no parade this year.
Gordon said the parade is not gone for good; he hopes to bring it back for next year's event provided he can organize enough volunteers ahead of time.
More details on First Fourth can be found at the Facebook page.
If you are craving Italian cuisine in Newtown, Pennington, or Langhorne, visit Piccolo Trattoria for lunch or dinner. You can explore each of our menus and see our delectable catering options by following this link to our website.
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Chianti is among the most iconic Italian wines, and this Tuscan wine is produced under rigorously strict regulations that some wine makers found limiting for the region. From these strict regulations, the Super Tuscan variety was born in the 1970s. This variety of wine was coined to distinguish non-Chianti red wines from Tuscany from low-quality table wines, allowing some Super Tuscans to sell for upwards of one hundred dollars per bottle. These wines are typically full-bodied, rich, and fruity, with unique characteristics offered by unusual blends of red wine grapes from the region.
To find exceptional Italian cuisine to pair with a special bottle of Super Tuscan wine, visit Piccolo Trattoria for dinner in Newtown, Langhorne, or Pennington. Our casual BYOB atmosphere will whisk you away to an intimate Italian bistro right in your neighborhood. Check us out online for a closer look at what we have to offer to satisfy your craving for delectable Italian dishes.