Tuscan-Umbrian Wine Pop-up Dinner
Good day all,
Pay close attention ladies and gentlemen…
I’m very excited to announce a “Pop-up” dinner next Wednesday, February 12, 2020. So excited that I can’t make up my mind of what I want to make!
Allow me to explain: Next Friday is Valentine’s Day. Who in their right mind wants to go out to dinner on Friday when it falls on Valentine’s Day? Yep, the only people out are rookies, there will not be one person I know in the Bistro next Friday except for our staff. It will be insanely busy, a prix fix menu, no matter where you decide to go. Smart money goes out before or after St. Valentine’s Day. SO….
Thus the “Pop-Up”. The cuisine will be a blend of Tuscan and Umbrian cuisine. The two provinces in Italy that sit adjacent to each other and their cuisines couldn’t be more different. Bridget and I have traveled with friends and family, numerous times to these regions, so I’ve called my butchers, my purveyors and I’m headed down to the Bronx the “Arthur Avenue” section to get some goodies.
The idea behind the cuisine is being driven by some wine I was able to procure that was #29 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 for 2019 from Tuscany and some Umbrian wines from our cellar that are drinking beautifully right now. Bridget and I want to share our cellar with you!
Reservation cut off Noon of the 12th
February 12, 2020
Pre-Valentine’s Day Wine Dinner
Food styles of Tuscany and Umbria
Voci del Menu
Meet & Greet
Various Crostini or Bruschetta
Prosecco, Villa Jolanda N.V.
Various Salumi including Speck, Bresaola and Finocchio and Sheep’s Cheese
Vernaccia, Signano DOCG 2016
Stuffed Zucchini Blossom
Bitter Greens of Radicchio and Endive with Sautéed Lentils in Rosemary
Umbrian Lentil soup with Sausage
Montefalco Rosso, Rocco di Fabbri DOC 2014
Fresh Pappardelle al Ragu di Cinghiale (Boar)
Toscana, Petra “Zingari” IGT 2017 Top 100 Wine Spectator (29)
Secondi de Carne
Umbrian-Style Chicken alla Cacciatora
Osso Buco, broccoli rabe, fennel roasted potato
Sagrantino, Rocco di Fabbri DOCG 2012
Limited Seating, Reservations required; deposit required. $55 per person sans wine/$85 per person with wine from our cellar. We expect to start a “meet & greet” at 6:15 PM, Dinner at 7:00, out by 9:00ish. I know it’s a school night, but it will be amazing! You can thank me later…