Learn to Make Bitchin' Chicken, 10/25/18

Learn to Make Bitchin' Chicken, 10/25/18


thursday, october 25th, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

delicatessen (map)

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Ahh, chicken.

We cook it often for a quick, and nutritious lunch or dinner that often results in an improperly seasoned meat with a rubbery, chewy texture.

When we source our chicken, why do we only reach for the breasts where there are cheaper alternatives?

Finally, why do we always resort to grilling them, when there are endless techniques and preparation methods out there?

Join us for our cooking class, as Chef Michael Ferraro, Executive Chef and Partner at Delicatessen, and founder of Macbar, demystifies one of the most versatile meats out there. We’ll explore its entire anatomy, along with the many ways to prepare and cook it for optimal flavor.

We’ll be heading inside Delicatessen’s kitchen, as Chef Michael breaks down entire chickens, piece by piece, guiding us through its entire anatomy, and culinary applications.

Afterwards, we’ll head to the restaurant’s atrium for a family-style tasting of chicken prepared in various ways, along with a complimentary glass of wine, and further interaction with Chef Michael & guests.

Everyone will leave with digital recipes to recreate the magical flavor in the comfort of their own apartment.

What You’ll Learn

Techniques utilized by top chefs for that flavorful chicken we only seem to find at restaurants

How to brine, pan-fry, and pan-roast chicken

Your Ticket Includes

Piece-by-piece demo of a whole chicken

Demo of its preparation methods

Family-style tasting of chicken prepared in various ways

Complimentary glass of wine

Digital recipes

About Michael 

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Chef Michael Ferraro is the Executive Chef and Partner at Delicatessen, and founder of Macbar, a restaurant fully dedicated to gourmet macaroni & cheese.

Michael Ferraro’s culinary career began early on, inspired by his Southern Italian parents and their love and respect for quality and tradition. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at age 20, Ferraro sought opportunities to further develop his own creativity.

He’s served at such establishments as Beacon Restaurant under Chef Waldy Malouf, Jean-Georges, Four Seasons Hotel, Fifty Seven Fifty Seven, the Biltmore Room under Chef Gary Robbins, Cafe Centro, and Tribeca's, Fresh.

A member of Zagat’s inaugural class of “30 Under 30” in 2011, Ferraro has also achieved numerous wins in New York City Wine and Food Festival.

He’s also a recurring Chef Expert alongside Jon Taffer on Spike TV’s hit series Bar Rescue, a judge on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay, and has also been featured on CBS, ABC, NBC, VH1, WPIX, Travel Channel, Iron Chef America, the Cooking Channel and Chopped on Food Network. 

About Delicatessen


Delicatessen brings international comfort food to the crossroads of SoHo and NoLita, serving familiar favorites with a twist for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night, creating a friendly neighborhood vibe.