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A good friend of ours from Philadelphia, Joe Cicala, came to NYC to visit with the Men Who Dine recently. Joe is the executive chef at Le Virtù, an authentic and traditional Abruzzese restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue in South Philly. It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia.
It was a Wednesday that Alan, Gennaro, Joe and I got together for an afternoon on the town. It was actually the same day I was participating as a contestant in a qualifying round for the World Pesto Championships. The event was held at La Piazza inside one of my favorite Italian superstores, Eataly. I unfortunately did not win the competition, but it was a great event that I was honored to be a part of. Joe had actually met Alan and me at Eataly as the competition was winding down. Once we took leave of Eataly, we headed to Alan’s car and downtown to pick up our dining partner, Gennaro.