Monday, July 31, 2017

Good Times & BIANCO Cookbook Giveaway


If you've been following me all these years, you know we love to go to Arizona in the spring.
When we are there, we eat at Pizzeria Bianco Town & Country, it's one of my favorite restaurants of all time.

In 2015 (post here), I met the chef/owner Chris Bianco. It truly was the highlight of my year!
If you remember, he cooked us lunch and dinner, and we immediately became friends.

Well last week, Phoenix came to New York City!

Chris came to NY to promote his new cookbook BIANCO....PIZZA, PASTA & OTHER FOOD I LIKE.

He cooked dinner for a group of very lucky people (ME!) at Sessanta Restaurant in the Sixty Soho Hotel.


It was a fun, fabulous evening......Chris is a humble, kind and funny person, very refreshing in the chef's world. Everyone he meets has the same feeling about him.

I can't say enough nice things about this man and his food.

Everything was off the charts delicious, with wine pairings to match each course.


Because I like you too!, I am giving away 2 of his brand new cookbooks, hot off the presses! BIANCO, signed by Chris Bianco!

Gifts are a nice way to start the week!

Leave a comment with your name (not anonymous, duh!).....and 2 winners will be chosen.

Have a nice day.

xo

44 comments:

Bebe said...

I’d love it!

Your giveaways are fun even if I never win. Boohoo...

Linda Orlando said...

His food looks amazing! Now I want to go to Arizona just to go to his restaurant!!! I'm already planning for March! Thanks for the tip Stacey...
Linda Orlando

pamm said...

His food looks absolutely amazing.


Pamm kesselring

Alice Bollaci said...

Bianco! White! I would love a chance for this. I like the title. Mine is Fun, Food and Famiglia! So he would understand that. Cheers and have fun in Arizona!

melissa ackmann said...

Hi Stacey, I've been watching your wonderful blog for years. A friend is in PHX now and I'm sending this article along to her with your recommendation. xoxo Missy Melissa Ackmann

Michele S. said...


Good Morning Stacey

What a nice way to start the week. I would love to win his cookbook.
Always loved your posts of all his pizzas when you would visit Arizona!

Thanks!
Michele

Valerie Suhanosky said...

Would love to add it to my extensive cookbook collection.....

Sharon Wilkins said...

I have a friend who just bought a condo in Scotsdale-when I go visit her I am so excited that I can recommend a great place to have a meal.I am looking forward to trying something new!

rcoda said...

Great place! The pizza is outstanding, as is the rest of the menu. Hopefully we'll be able to get down there again soon... when it cools off a little ;)

-Erika said...

That eggplant dish looks darn good!

Irene Stecky said...

Beautiful cool morning and this just made it better! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I've always heard and read about Bianco's delicious pizza but since I can't get to Phoenix, Arizona his cookbook would be the next best thing. I would love to have it. Thanks Rose Ann
Sorry to have to sign in as anonymous but I can't seem to get through any other other way. raestep@yahoo.com

The JR said...

That menu and the food looks amazing. How lucky to have him personally cook for you. Nice giveaway Stacey.

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David Kerner said...

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Christine said...

Recently, lost all my cookbooks (long story), so would like to start my collection again. This would be a wonderful first addition to it. Love your blog and I do remember your post about Chris, two years ago! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey: Would LOVE to add this cookbook to my collection! XOXO Your "Maine" friend, Wanda :)

Elizabeth said...

What a fun night you had, and I would love to win the cookbook.

Laura S said...

That sounds like such an awesome evening! I am glad you enjoyed it, who wouldn't, such a time to remember! I would love to own this cookbook so that I can get a tiny piece of such a lovely experience!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I'm always looking for new pizza recipes -- and looks like this book has some good ones!
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Carla said...

Would love a good Italian cookbook!

Thank you!
Carla

Carol L. said...

This sounds wonderful. I can only imagine how delicious his dishes are. Thanks for the giveaway chance.
Carol Luciano
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway..Cookbooks are the books I read like novels.
Gail

Marla Burrough said...

I'd love it.

Mariceli said...

Hi Stacey! Your recipes never fails to amaze me. Thank You.

Mariceli Ramirez

Trigirlpink said...

pickmepickmepickmepickmepickme! :-)

D. Collins said...

Would love to win his cookbook - it all looks amazing!
Thanks, Donna

Carol Silberfein said...

You have the best giveaways!!

TheJimBar said...

Heard it was fantastic! My friends Steve and Lorraine from Positano in NJ were there as well! Jim, Montville.

Stacey Snacks said...

JimBar,
Yes! we met them, they were seated (4 people) and Chris introduced us as "people from NJ too!".
They also met Fred who owns Arturo's in Maplewood....small world.

S.

Robin Mulvehill said...

California is a long way from New Jersey! Would enjoy the East meeting the West! I mean, "why not"?

PattySoule said...

Sure sounds wonderful. Hope I win!

Susan Murphy said...

Hi Stacey!!! just love your blog! would love a copy!

kimberly torpey said...

Hmmmm....must try that next time I am in Phoenix. Love a good give-a-way..thanks!

Sherry Klusman said...

Hi once again,
Besides the fact that I have been reading your blog for years and discovered that it IS a very small world, we have Chris' restaurant in common -- staff meetings used to be held at AZ Center years ago. I love Chris' canned sauces and always stock up on them when I bump into them. His own cookbook....that would be the best gift. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Sherry in Arizona

Leslie Hitchcock said...

This cookbook would make a fine addition to my Friday pizza night recipes! Thanks!!

Portia825 said...

This cookbook needs to be on my shelf next to Marcella's!

Whitney said...

I've been eyeing this cookbook and his food looks amazing!

Barry Martin said...


Stacey - you continue to inspire and delight me!

Diane Troxell (dianetroxell@hotmail.com) said...

I live in Sedona, AZ (about two hours north of Phoenix). If you've never visited, you should check it out. Beautiful red rock country. If you are ever in the neighborhood, let me know and I can give you some tips on places to go and things to see. Although I've never made it to Pizza Bianco, I've heard many good things and would enjoy the cookbook!

Anonymous said...

Leslie:
This looks like a fun cookbook. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

ambling said...

Yum yum....anne marie

stOOpidgErL said...

Looks like a fantastic cookbook that I would be thrilled to add to my collection.

kim said...

I just listened to an interview with him on a podcast. His thoughts were so interesting. Jealous you got to meet him!