Fabio Viviani’s 4 Favorite Cocktail Recipes

Get your mixology on with one of Top Chef alum and Chicago restaurateur Fabio Viviani’s favorite cocktail recipes from Bar Siena, Siena Tavern and Prime & Provisions!

Fabio Viviani knows good cocktails. (If you’ve been to one of his restaurants in Chicago, you already know this.) So it’s no surprise that when he’s looking for a good drink, he keeps it close to home.

“I go to The Aviary once in a while, but [my favorite] has to be Bar Siena and Siena Tavern for cocktails,” Viviani says. “I tend to stay home for a cocktail because it’s very hard to beat my restaurants in town for cocktails. We have great cocktails.”

What’s his go-to order? “I’m a classic, I like old fashioned at Prime & Provisions and I like the #2 at Siena Tavern. I love them.”

Step up your summer cocktail game and try out these recipes for yourself! And then pair it with a plate of four mushroom risotto from Viviani’s brand-new cookbook, Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian.

Cheers!

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Fabio Viviani’s Four-Mushroom Risotto with Parsley Salad and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

You’ll feel like a top chef whipping up this four-mushroom risotto from Chicago chef Fabio Viviani’s new cookbook, Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian.

Fabio’s latest cookbook is finally here!

Siena Tavern and West Loop’s Bar Siena are two of my favorite restaurants in Chicago, and now you can cook up Fabio’s favorite Italian recipes at home in 30 minutes or less.

The book has more than 100 easy Italian recipes for salads, soups, fresh homemade pasta, seafood, desserts and more—plus his tips and advice for recipes throughout. (Click here to learn more about Fabio’s new cookbook and find out his Chicago favorites!)

Pair this fresh, hearty summer dish with a bottle of Fabio Viviani Wines (you can find it at Whole Foods—check out Fabio’s new special reserve wine, Fatty Pope!) for the perfect Italian combo.

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Q&A: Chef Fabio Viviani Talks Chicago Favorites and New Cookbook “Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian”

Chicago restauranteur and Top Chef favorite Fabio Viviani is cooking up more than 100 fast and easy Italian recipes in his latest cookbook, Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian.

As soon as I heard Fabio Viviani was coming out with a new cookbook, I knew I had to get my hands on it. Bar Siena-worthy recipes in 30 minutes or less? Sign me up!

I had the chance to interview Fabio about his brand-new book for the latest issue of CS magazine (check out the full article here!)—he even convinced me I could make pasta from scratch (so I’m pretty sure anyone can do it).

Fabio’s 30-Minute Italian is full of tips and tricks to make authentic Italian dishes without spending hours in the kitchen. “The meals are accessible—they don’t use fancy ingredients—and if people understand how I am, they know that with literally 10 to 20 minutes and three or four steps, they can make a fantastic meal,” he says.

Fabio’s dishing on his new cookbook, favorite foodie spots in Chicago and exciting upcoming projects (hint: more wine and new restaurants coming to town!).

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