We told you earlier this month that Fonzo would focus his time and energy on his foundation, as well as the Emeril Lagasse Kitchen House & Culinary Garden he helped establish, and his series of pop-ups dubbed “La Tavola by Kevin Fonzo” will do just that.
Beginning in August, Fonzo says the dinners will start off in the Culinary Garden before moving into the Kitchen House and consist of at least four courses. “I want to do weekend events and Sunday suppers,” he says, “and I’ll stick to such themes as vegetarian dinners, seafood dinners, wild game dinners and Sunday gravy night, and will rely on local farmers and artisans for ingredients.”
La Tavola (“The Table” in Italian) will accommodate approximately six to 12 guests, with Fonzo doing all the cooking in front of the gathered. “I want them to be intimate, casual and fun,” he says.
Dinners will raise funds for the Kevin Fonzo Foundation which goes to support programs at the Emeril Lagasse Kitchen House and Culinary Garden.
“These dinners will give us a chance to promote and show off what we’re doing in this incredible space.”
Fonzo plans on staging the dinners weekly starting in August, as long as he’s in the country and not leading culinary tours through Europe and Africa.