Cafe Martorano Meatball Recipe?
Okay, this is probably wrong but here goes.
I'm an event planner and am planning a 25th anniversay surprise vow renewal. The couple met when they were 22, got engaged a month later, and married seven months later. At that age they were too broke for any type wedding so the bride is going all out to surprise her husband with a vow renewal.
It is a black tie big budget affair.
They are still so in love with each other it is sickening.
Anyway, one of their all time favorite foods are the meatballs at Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale. Since Steve Martorano is somewhat of a celebrity chef, I have no way of contacting him and asking him for the recipe for a one time use.
They are regulars at Cafe Martorano and work out at the same gym but she can't get to Steve because she is always with her husband when she sees him.
Any ideas about how I could possibly pull this off? I've called and emailed the restaurant with no luck.
I'm truly open to any ideas.
Try snail mail(envelope and note, handwritten)-use their names and explain the circumstances. If they are regulars he might just provide the meatballs. If you are in the same area I doubt the recipe will be forthcoming, however, ask your newspaper food editor. It's possible the recipe has been shared for publication.
Yes,anyone that does food reviews is a great idea.A lot of times they will submit it for the free exposure they receive.Although,if it was my recipe,I would rather supply you with the meatballs pro bono.Great advice.
Just wanted to give you all an update that the restaurant finally did get back with me and offered to provide the meatballs for us. The restaurant manager was very nice and went out of his way to try and help me.
Unfortunately, just too expensive.
Thanks so much for the helpful replies!