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Oprah Winfrey Show says Bianco has best pizza in America and we’ve got Bianco!

July 17, 2015

Enjoy this Oprah segment wherein Gayle King touts Chris Bianco’s Pizzeria Bianco as the best pizza in America.

Click here to see the full video at Oprah.com.

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Phoenix a bit too far for you to get pizza? You’re in luck! We’ve got Chef Bianco cooking in house, **THIS MONDAY (7/20)**, for our SECOND GRAIN DINNER. It’s a special event that is not to be missed! See the full details below.

On Monday, July 20th, Chef Bruce Kalman will be teaming up with Chris Bianco from the seminal Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix for a family-style, charitable dinner at Union Restaurant that pays tribute to the humble grain.
Guests of the dinner, which will commence at 6:30 pm for the evening’s single seating, will enjoy a shared meal of dishes that celebrate the bounty of California ingredients, including different grains that are locally-sourced and milled from Grist & Toll. The menu, which will be dictated by ingredients and produce procured that day, will be supplemented with wine pairings from Union’s Wine Director George Pitsironis.
Following the family-style feast, attendees will watch a partial screening of “The Grain Divide,” a documentary that explores and responds to growing concerns about modern wheat and grains amidst a landscape where the American staple has been villainized. A free link to the full documentary will be provided for diners to watch after the meal.
Proceeds from the $200 per person dinner will go toward Pasadena Community Gardens to help build the non-profit’s next garden.
Monday, July 20th
6:30 pm – Family-style dinner (One seating only)
8:30 pm – Screening of “The Grain Divide”
10:30 pm -Dinner to conclude
$200 per person (includes dinner, wine pairings and screening of “The Grain Divide” / tax + gratuity not included)
Family-style presentations of antipasti, housemate charcuterie, grain salad, handmade pasta, a main course, and dessert utilizing ingredients sourced from Pasadena-based miller Grist & Toll and the local LA farmers’ market.
For reservations call (626) 795-5841.
Union Restaurant
37 E Union St., Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 795-5841

“An evening fueled with delicious food”

July 13, 2015

Thank you to Pasadena Living for featuring our GRAIN DINNER! There are a few spots still available for this limited seating event. Make your reservation today. 626-795-5841

Taken With a Grain of Salt

Dispersing the myths about wheat and grain
Friday, July 10, 2015
Low carb and no carb diets, gluten free foods… the diet and health trends come and go, but a popular thread seems to be telling us to take wheat and grain out of our diet. Why is that? What is it about grain that’s so controversial in the health world? Do we know enough about it, or are we allowing ourselves to be taken along this ride without ever knowing why? Popular eatery Union restaurant in Pasadena is holding their second annual Grain dinner to educate diners about the ancient but controversial ingredient. The dinner will be held Monday July 20th at 6.30 p.m. and will feature locally sourced grain along with other fresh, local ingredients. The meals will be created by ‘Rising Star Chef’ Chef Bruce Kalman and chef Chris Bianco from Phoenix’s Pizzeria Bianco. Chef Bruce Kalman has appeared on numerous local and national TV programmes including the Food Network, Bravo and Esquire network. Currently executive of the Union restaurant. Bruce is known for his simple approach to good food using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms. His restaurant, jointly owned by Marie Petulla, seats up to fifty people yet still allows diners the feeling of intimacy of a small restaurant. Both Bruce and Marie wanted a restaurant that served the community, showcasing local ingredients and serving it to local people. As well as an evening fuelled with delicious food, guests will be shown a short screening of the documentary ‘The Grain Divide.’ The film educates viewers about wheat and grain and deals with the growing trend of grain avoidance in food. Tickets for the dinner costs $200 and includes meal, wine and ‘The Grain Divide’ screening. To reserve your place, please call (626) 795-5841. All proceeds from the dinner will be going to The Pasadena Community Gardens. Union is located at 37 E. Union St., Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 795-5841 or visit www.unionpasadena.com.