In this special weekly feature, “Today” food editor Phil Lempert brings you recipes “stolen” (with permission) from notable restaurants across America. See how much fun you can have (and money you can save) by cooking these dishes at home!
THIS WEEK: Pork Tenderloin Stuffed With Spinach, Fontina Cheese and Sun Dried Tomatoes, from the Siena Italian Grill and Bar in Mashpee, Mass.
Vivere bene, mangiare bene, socializare! (Live well, eat well and be social!)
That’s the motto of the Siena Italian Grill and Bar, a Tuscan-inspired restaurant located on Cape Cod, a busy and beautiful tourist area in eastern Massachusetts. This recipe for Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach, Fontina Cheese, and Sun Dried Tomatoes is brought to us by executive chef Archie Andrews and incorporates one of Italy’s greatest cheeses, fontina. It’s also fun to prepare and delightful to eat.
About the chef:
Archie Andrews grew up on Cape Cod and started working his way up the ranks in several local restaurants when he was a teenager. In 2001 he moved to New York City to hone his skills further, before returning to the Cape in 2003 to start a family. (His daughter, Bella, was born last year.)
Andrews has been at Siena since his return, first as sous chef and in the top spot from last fall.
For fun, Andrews enjoys working with his multinational kitchen staff to re-create specialties from their home countries — most recently they have been tinkering with Jamaican-style jerk chicken!
(PLEASE NOTE: Amounts listed are for four portions. Increase or decrease proportionately according to number of portions desired.)
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Siena Italian Grill and Bar
38 Nathan Ellis Highway
Mashpee, MA 02649
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