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



Panna Cotta

Coffee Service


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…



Feb 12 2020


06:15 PM - 09:00 PM