Il Fresco in Orangeburg on Tonight’s Episode of Celebrity Taste Makers


Italian restaurant il Fresco in Orangeburg (Website)will be the feature on tonight’s episode of Celebrity Taste Makers (Website; Sundays, WPIX 11 at 5:30pm), with Broadway legend Chita Rivera. Celebrity Taste Makers is a weekly show featuringhost Lisa Mateo traveling with a celebrity to their favorite dining spot or watering hole, uncoveringwhat theylove to eat and teachthe viewerthe recipe of their favorite dish.

The episode is highlighted with il Fresco’s chef Andrew Garritanoand the family recipe for Penne Arrabiatta, plus Chita’s jointinterview withbrother Frank. Topics includeChita’s start on Broadway and the transformation of18th centuryfarmhouse into the eaterynow known as il Fresco.

Chita Rivera chose to tape at the restaurant since she’s been a patronsince they opened over 13 years ago. The business is a full family operation: siblings Andrew (chef), Frank (front of house) and Raffaela (front of house) share their love of food with local diners on a daily basis.


The entire Garritano familyis inviting guests to visit the restaurant tonight September 14, 2014at 5:30pm for a viewing party by the bar. Those in attendance will have the opportunity toenjoy Chita’s favorite Lemon Drop Martini on the house.

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