Show 537, August 5, 2023: Cary Hardwick, Managing Partner, Spaghettini Restaurant, Seal Beach Part One

Cary Hardwick of Spaghettini

Spaghettini Restaurant in Seal Beach is celebrating their 35th Anniversary this year. “Since its inception in 1988, business partners, Laurie Sisneros and Cary Hardwick, have grown Spaghettini to be one of the top restaurants and entertainment lounges in the country. Spaghettini has had hundreds of incredible artists grace their stage. Dave Koz, Poncho Sanchez, John Mayall, and Kenny Loggins are just some of the well-known artists who have played here, along with some extraordinary local talent. Headed by Executive Chef Victor Avila, Spaghettini features fine contemporary Italian cuisine, craft cocktails, and world-class live jazz.”

“To celebrate 35 years of providing Southern California with award-winning dining and best-in-class live jazz on their stage, Spaghettini has published a new cookbook, “Spaghettini at Home, 35 Years of Music, Cuisine & Cocktails.”

“Speaking also for his partner Laurie Sisneros, Spaghettini’s co-founder Cary Hardwick says, “35 years ago, we had an idea. We wanted to create something special. Not just a great restaurant, but something resembling a home away from home. A place where family and friends could gather for an evening, and where food, drink, and music blend perfectly to captivate the senses.””

“Focused on their long-time relationships with the world-class jazz musicians that have graced Spaghettini’s stage over the past three decades plus, the new cookbook showcases 11 of these artists. Each chapter starts with Cary’s and Laurie’s stories of those relationships, along with recipes of the artists’ favorite Spaghettini dishes and cocktails. To help users of the cookbook set the mood when recreating “a night out at Spaghettini” at home, QR codes are included at the start of each chapter to access curated playlists of the artists’ music.”

“The book contains 75 recipes, including appetizers, salads, sides, entrees, desserts, and cocktails. It includes favorites that have been served for 35 years as well as specialties that Executive Chef Victor Avila has created during his 30-year relationship with Spaghettini.”

Spaghettini’s Co-Founder, Cary Hardwick, joins us to share the rich, 35-year history of Spaghettini.

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