AUBURN — 1856 — Culinary Residence will host the second event in its Summer Guest Chef Series lineup, featuring Chef Leo Maurelli, managing partner in culinary operations at Ithaka Hospitality Partners, July 15-20.
Maurelli is better known to most as the creative talent behind Ariccia Cucina Italiana in Auburn. Born in the Republic of Panama, Maurelli has lived in the South since age 11 and brings more than 30 years of culinary expertise to his role. His tenure at 1856 – Culinary Residence will allow him to flex his creative muscles to create menus highlighting both his personal heritage and culinary background.
The series will conclude July 22-27 with a menu paying tribute to outgoing Chef in Residence Ford Fry’s beloved old-school Atlanta steakhouse, Marcel. From its decadent fry bread to Caesar salad “a la minute” and expertly-cooked steaks, this is the perfect opportunity to experience Marcel without traveling to Atlanta.
1856 — Culinary Residence is located at 205 S. College St. in Auburn. Reservations are being accepted for lunch (a la carte menu) and for dinner ($125 for a tasting menu) at