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Chef Asdren Azemi to create new flavors at the Inn on Lake Granbury

Chef Asdren Azemi of Ruffino's Italian Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas
Chef Asdren Azemi of Ruffino's Italian Restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas
Courtesy of Chef Asdren Azemi

A master of the New Italian Cuisine, Chef Asdren Azemi of Fort Worth’s (Texas) Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant will create a four-course menu at the Inn on Lake Granbury July 20 as part of the “A Series of Remarkable Chefs” cooking classes. Look for chef to combine unusual ingredients to create new flavors that evening.

Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant has been in Chef Asdren’s family for 18 years, after graduating from the French Culinary Institute in New York City, Chef returned to Fort Worth and the family restaurant where he is the executive chef and owner.

While in culinary school, he became protégé to Chef Bradford Thompson formerly of Marie Elaine's at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz. "I've been so fortunate to collaborate with him on my menus. He's been a tremendous influence on me," Chef Asdren says.

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Canapés: Fried kalamata olives, stuffed with feta, prosciutto and Brazos
Valley smoked mozzarella involtini, sweet pepper crostini, fontina
Wine: Giovelli Prosecco, Veneto

1st course: Risotto, Maine diver scallops, sweet corn, garden peas, applewood
smoked bacon, watercress
Wine: Vallerosa Bonci Verdicchio, Marche

2nd course: Barolo braised oxtail, red wine cabbage, orange glazed carrots, Brazos
Valley Parmesan cream
Wine: Tenuta Curezza Salento, Puligia

3rd course: Baked Parker County peaches, maple syrup ice cream and pizzelle

Reservations for “A Series of Remarkable Chefs:” call 817.279.1164; $75 pp. MasterCard, Visa, Discover accepted. Special overnight packages are available at the Inn on Lake Granbury, 817.573.0046.

Reservations at Ruffino’s Italian Restaurant: 817.923.0522


  • Amanda C. Strosahl 5 years ago

    That menu sounds wonderful.

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