Vincent Zarrilli opened the first Pot Shop in Boston on Boylston Street in 1959. In those early years it was hard not to notice the Zarrilli children walking up and down the streets wearing signs, advertising for their Boston Bean Pots. The Pot Shop quickly expanded to cover the greater Boston area, from Edgartown to Watch Hill Rhode Island.
In 1962, Julia Child urged Vincent to create The Original French Chef Omelette Pan. The pan soon became one of the Pot Shop's most popular items. The heavy cast aluminum in these transfers heat evenly, so omelets cook quickly and retain a light, moist texture; the shallow sloping sides and sturdy wooden handles facilitate easy flipping.
January 10, 2017
Thought you might like to know that one of the original natural omelette pans with the black handle which Julia gave me when I was at the CIA when it was in New Haven is on exhibit at The Oklahoma History Center in which I'm featured.
It has survived in my possession for the past 50+ years and used it until I loaned it to the History Center last year.
Just thought you might like to know.
Chef John Bennett
Although the Pot Shop has since scaled back its retail stores, it opened up the market to home chefs all across the country through its online store. Not only will the Pot Shop's authentic Bean Pots impress those dinner guests but our recipes and cookbooks are sure to give that onion soup the extra zest you were looking for.
The Pot Shop continues to be a family operation run by Mary Zarrilli Connaughton (Vincent's daughter) and her husband Rick. So, you will always be guaranteed to get the highest quality service and customer support.
- The Pot Shop of Boston