A week after opening his third restaurant, Amìs, chef-restaurateur Marc Vetri is expanding his brand again.
He's licensing sandwich recipes from Osteria to 1st & fresh Catering, which is banking on the notion that business meetings require Osteria's mortadella smoked mozzarella; chicken Milanese; roast pork; "Bolito Misto" brisket; eggplant parm; and Sicilian tuna. (Platter prices range from $115.99 to feed eight to 10, up to $335.99 to feed 25 to 30.)
Vetri told me that all the varieties have been on Osteria's lunch menu. "We went over there [to 1st & fresh] and showed them how to make them, using our recipes, our bread recipe. We ordered stuff [to be delivered to Osteria] and they were just like ours."