Specials for the week of June 9th, 2023
Milanese-style Rib Eye bread herb encrusted and crispy pan-seared accompanied by a creamy side of mashed potatoes enhanced with the unique tang of goat cheese and cognac butter infused with parsley and thyme, providing a rich and velvety counterbalance. A vibrant salad graces the plate, brimming with vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes, their sun-kissed sweetness harmonizing with the crisp bite of fresh white onions. Pair this magnificent entrée with a robust Cabernet Sauvignon; its dark fruit notes further enhance the flavors of this savory dish.
Tortellacci, generously stuffed with mouthwatering short rib meat, delicately sautéed with earthy Porcini mushrooms. A drizzle of rich Truffle oil and a scattering of tender Shallots enhance this entrée, each bite enveloping the senses with a symphony of flavors. The aroma of the truffle and shallots will awaken your senses, preparing you for a truly unique taste experience. The rich, savory notes of a medium-bodied Sangiovese would complement this dish wonderfully, its tannins taming the richness while allowing the flavors to shine.
Cacciucco – a traditional Tuscan seafood stew from the bustling port town of Livorno. This stew is brimming with tender octopus, squid, shrimp, clams, and succulent langoustines, each contributing to a harmonious orchestra of oceanic flavors. Served atop garlic-rubbed, toasted bread, the tangy, vibrant notes of salsa fresca, a lively blend of fresh diced tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and parsley, add a refreshing touch. The stew is artfully seasoned with olive oil, spicy chili flakes, aromatic fennel seeds, garlic cloves, finely diced onion, and celery. Adding red wine, sage, and a rich Pomodoro sauce creates an intensely flavorful broth that warms your soul. A chilled, crisp Vermentino wine, with its hints of citrus and minerals, would make an excellent pairing, heightening the array of seafood flavors and balancing the stew’s rich complexity.