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  • Jezabel's 206 South 45th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)
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“I conceived the If My Grandma Were To Cook You Lunch and Dinner Series to recreate the magic that took place at my grandma’s kitchen.” - Jezabel Careaga

When Gabriel was a little kid he loved going to street markets with his mom to buy seasonal, fresh ingredients and then spending hours in the kitchen cooking with her, making a mess, yet learning delicious traditional Italian recipes. Today, he is still that same kid that loves food, and loves playing in the kitchen, experimenting with different tastes and textures, creating his own personal recipes.


Tomates Rellenos Della Nonna
Stuffed tomatoes with creamy rice, caramelized onions and tuna

Pascualina de Acelga y Huevo
Swiss chard tart with caramelized onions and eggs

Milanesas a la Napolitana con Puré de Papas al Ajo
Breaded chicken cutlets with mozzarella, ham and marinara sauce with roasted garlic mashed potatoes

Manjar de Frutillas
Sponge cake, Chantilly cream, meringue, fresh strawberries and strawberry coulis


Vegetarian Menu available upon request by July 16
Some seating maybe communal


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Guest Chef: Gabriel Machado

Gabriel was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, a second-generation Italian on his mother side. Gabriel is an engineer in Information Technology by trade and a cook at heart.

Food has always been his passion, and cooking is the perfect outlet for his creativity after hectic days at work. Having worked and lived abroad in Europe and Argentina, as well as culinary travels around the world, have fueled that passion. Those experiences also expanded his skills and knowledge about food built on top of a solid foundation, the one that comes from family recipes and traditions passed down from generation to generation. It definitely helps that his nonna, mom -and dad too- were fantastic cooks and that family and friend’s gatherings in Uruguay always take place around food.

Earlier Event: July 18
University City Dining Days