Il Piccolo Verde may be the best Italian Restaurant in Brentwood but we are not just simply a food loving bunch. We love to participate in community events and support worthy causes whenever we can. We have done a lot of food events in the past and they are awesome but we found ourselves with the unique opportunity to support a cause we deeply believe in. The Arts in our schools.
Il Piccolo Verde was honored to participate in the 2018 PS Arts Express Yourself event at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Unfortunately the budgets for arts education in our local schools have been consistently shredded since the late 70’s and early 80’s. There is so much empirical evidence which shows that exposure to the arts is crucial in the full development of young minds.
When PS Arts contacted us and asked to donate our time and food during the 2018 Express Yourself event at The Barker Hangar, we jumped at the chance. The event was so fun. We’re not going to lie. We played with giant blocks, made some glittery hats and even danced a little with the awesome kid friendly band.
It was not all fun and games for us though because Chef Merida wanted to prepare some of his special dishes that would appeal to both kids and the adults when they were able to tear themselves away from the slew of activity booths scattered around Barker Hangar. So Chef Merida decided to feature his famous homemade Meatballs!
Everyone loves meatballs and Chef Merida’s are pretty much the best in town. They were a huge hit and we spied attendees coming back for more throughout the event. We had a hunch that our world famous New York Style Cheese Pizza would be the hit of the show and while it was quite popular, it was the meatballs that stole the show.
We also featured two pasta dishes. Chef Merida’s smooth as silk Penne Vodka but without the shrimp and Fusilli Verde. Fusilli Verde is pasta in a light cream sauce with chicken and vegetables. All in all the food was a hit.
We definitely plan on doing more events with PS Arts in the future. Not only are they a great organization close to our hearts, they really know how to throw a party!
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