WINTER 2014 RESTAURANT WEEK LUNCH MENU
$20.14
OPTIONAL PRE MEAL SPREADS A LA CARTE
Salt and Olive Oil Tasting Tray
6

Ligurian, Tuscan, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil with in house infused black olive, red wine and basil salts

Sicilian Caponata
5

Eggplant stew with olives, celery, tomato, capers, carrots

Chickpeas
4

Pureed with Frantoio, roasted garlic, Sicilian fennel pollen, cracked black peppercorns

Green Olive Spread
4

Basil, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, capers, boiled eggs

Ricotta Condita
6

Garlic confit, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil

Eggplant Parmigiana
4

Spread of chopped traditional baked Parmigiana, tomato, mozzarella, basil

FIRST COURSE (SELECT ONE)
Chicken Liver Terrine

Almonds, sour cipollini onions, cornichons, tomato marmalade, crostini

Cheese and Salumeria Sampler

Soppressata, San Daniele Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, Fontina

Crostoni’s

Choice of Insalata Russa, San Daniele Prosciutto, or Gorgonzola

Puree of Corn and Potato Soup

Roasted sausage crumbles, micro greens, Frantoio

Roasted Beet Salad

Yellow and red beets, goat cheese, oranges, citrus dressing, mache, potato chips

Charred Octopus

Broccoli puree, pancetta leeks ragu` and Limoncello vinegar

Choice of an additional a la carte appetizer $9.00
MAIN COURSE (SELECT ONE)
Roasted Breast of Chicken

Herbs marinated, porcini glaze, Gorgonzola mashed potatoes, sauté spinach

Grilled Salmon

Braised fennel puree, candied lemons, Milanese style Portobello mushroom cap

Rigatoni Filetto di Pomodoro

Cherry tomatoes, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, basil

Extra
Meatballs al Sugo
+7
Grilled Italian Sausage
+7
Cavatelli Ragu’ di Salsiccia e Pecorino Romano

Homemade sausage ragu Roman style, fennel seeds, tomato, Pecorino cheese

Choice of additional a la carte main course $12.00
DESSERT (SELECT ONE)
Deep Chocolate Pannacotta

Lemon curd, hazelnut brittle, Gianduja ganache

Plate of Biscottini

Cookies assortment with pistachio zabaglione

Choice of additional a la carte dessert $5.00
ADDITIONAL A LA CARTE SIDES
Olive oil mashed potatoes
8
Sauté spicy rapini
8
Eggplant Parmigiana
8
Mushrooms ragu`
8
Sauté spinach
8
Oven roasted potatoes
8
Peperonata
8
Grilled asparagus
8
NEW SEASONAL OFFERING
Add Black Truffle Shavings to Any Dish
14
LA SALUMERIA, I FORMAGGI, E I CONDIMENTI
Cured Sliced Meats, Cheese, and Condiments
Salumi*

Prosciutto San Daniele, Finocchiona, Coppa, Salame Toscano, Speck, Soppressata

Formaggi*

Gorgonzola, La Tour, Fontina Aosta, Taleggio, Toma di Lanzo, Castelrosso, Pecorino Pepato Romano

Condimenti*

sweet sour chrunch cipollini onions, green tomato marmalade, Piemonte hazelbuts in sunflower honey, pickled tomato jam, cornichons, red wine gelatin, saffron pear batons, pickled red onion rings

TO ACCOMPANY YOUR BREAD BASKET
Salt and Olive Oil Tasting Tray*
6

Ligurian, Tuscan and Sicilian extra virgin olive oil with in house infused black olive, red wine and basil salts

Sicilian Caponata*
5

eggplant stew with olives, celery, tomato, capers, carrots

Eggplant Parmigiana
4

Spread of chopped traditional baked Parmigiana, tomato, mozzarella, basil

Chickpeas*
4

pureed with Frantoio olive oil, roasted garlic, Sicilian fennel pollen, cracked black peppercorns

Green Olive Spread*
4

basil, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, capers, boiled eggs

Ricotta Condita*
6

garlic confit, lemon zest, extra virgin olive oil

Braised Lentils*
4

puree with garlic and olive oil

CROSTONI
Crunchy Tuscan Bread Slices
Tobacco Smoked Salmon
10

black olive caviar, chives, crème fraiche, saba

Chicken Liver
8

chicken liver pate` spread, extra virgin olive oil, pickled red onion rings

Gorgonzola
9

creamy spread, candied celery, aged balsamic

Insalata Russa
8

tuna, potatoes, boiled eggs, string beans, peas, capers, spread

San Daniele Prosciutto
11

green olive spread, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper

Crumbled Italian Sausage
7

braised lentil puree, pecorino cheese, green peppercorns

ANTIPASTI
Appetizer
Burrata and San Daniele*
17

Frantoio extra virgin olive oil, basil, green olives spread

Baked Porcini Tarte
13

Fontina and ricotta cheese, rosemary, speck, micro greens

Roasted Artichoke*
13

marinated bell peppers, Italian frisee`, black olives, capers

Italian Style Sushi Rolls*
13

wrapped with San Daniele prosciutto, goat cheese, asparagus, mushrooms, balsamic dip

Roasted Veal Sweetbreads*
15

sauté wild mushrooms, prosciutto, sage, infused black truffle oil

Stuffed Squid*
14

with spicy salami and shrimp, sweet garlic saffron broth, braised leeks and green olives

Piemonte Veal Tonnato
13

thin slices, tuna caper sauce, boiled egg crumbs, wafer crostini, mache

Branzino Carpaccio in a Cigar Box*
16

4 Minutes smoked at the table, mushrooms, citrus, scallions

ZUPPE
Soup
Butternut Squash Amaretto Soup*
12

Toasted brioche, poached hen egg

Borlotti Bean Soup
11

Potatoes, lamb meatballs, extra virgin olive oil, crushed tomato, rosemary*

INSALATE
Salad
Roasted Beets Salad*
13

yellow and red beets, goat cheese, oranges, citrus dressing, mache, artichoke chips

Insalata di Cesare*
12

Romaine leaves, traditional  dressing, Parmesan shaves, olive oil crouton slices, anchovy filets

Additional:
Grilled Salmon $11, Charred Octopus $9, Grilled Chicken Breast $9, Anise dusted spicy Shrimp $12, Marinated beef skirt steak $12
Roasted Onion Salad*
10

liquorice, chives, stone mustard, Sicilian bottarga, trout roe, vinegar

Mix Salad*
9

field of greens, cherry tomoatoes and balsamic vinegar

Radicchio and Arucola Salad*
13

warm balsamic dressing, roasted pancetta, toasted walnuts, apples

PASTA
Spaghetti Octopus
23

braised with San Marzano, Sicilian hot pepperoncino, basil, Frantoio, capers, black olives

Linguine Clams
24

Neapolitan style, little necks, basil, spicy pepper, touch of San Marzano

Spinach Tajarin
22

Duck ragu’, porcini, rosemary, red wine, Grana

Polenta Fettuccine
24

crab meat, artichoke hearts, basil, borlotti beans, filets of tomato, spicy hot pepper, Frantoio

Cavatelli Lamb Ragu’
22

braised, sweet onions, pancetta, garlic, rosemary, red wine, pecorino pepato

Spinach Tortelloni
22

eggplant parmigiana and burrata filling, creamy Mascarpone sauce

Cannelloni Piemontesi
21

gratinee, filled with veal, chicken, pancetta and cabbage, béchamel sauce, mushroom ragu’

Spaghetti Filetto di Pomodoro
17

crushed San Marzano, cherry tomatoes, basil, extra virgin olive oil

Additional
Meatballs al Sugo
7
Grilled Italian Sausage
7
Porcini Lasagnette
19

rapini, braised chick peas, cherry tomatoes, Frantoio, roasted garlic, ricotta salata

Whole Wheat Stracci
26

sausage leeks ragu’, seasonal black truffle shavings

SECONDI DI PESCE
Fish
Grilled Octopus Steak*
26

Oregano, mint, garlic, sauté broccolini, cherry tomatoes

Crunchy Cod Fish Filet
24

chickpea and pork belly ragu’, sauteed spinach, spicy hot peperoncino oil

Grilled Salmon Filet *
22

broccoli emulsion, potato-leek ragu, Limoncello vinegar glaze

Seared Anise and Pepper Encrusted Tuna*
26

served rare, Bagne Cauda sauce, peperonata, fried capers

Baked Whole Orata*
26

chanterelle mushrooms, green olives, cherry tomatoes, basil, roasted garlic

SECONDI DI CARNE
Meat
Braised Pork Shank
25

wine vinegar, sweet onions, rosemary, pork belly, Milanese style Portobello mushroom cap, red wine carmel

Grilled Lamb Steak*
27

garlic rosemary, oven roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, mustard sauce

Charred Beef Skirt Steak*
26

marinated with Salsa Verde, braised Italian escarole with pine nuts and raisins, Tuscan baked beans

6 Hour Oven Braised Meatballs*
22

pork and beef, pine nuts, raisins, polenta, sauteed rapini, pecorino papato romano snow

Salt Cured Duck Breast*
28

black olive sauce, artichoke hearts, whipped potatoes, Porcini jus

CONTORNI
Sides
Olive Oil mashed Potatoes*
8
Eggplant Parmigiana
8
Sauté Spicy Rapini*
8
Mushrooms Ragu’*
8
Sauté Spinach*
8
Oven Roasted Potatoes*
8
Peperonata*
8
Grilled Asparagus*
8
Tuscan Baked Beans
8
SPECIALS DISHES TO INDULGE
Roasted Amish Whole Chicken*

(To share for 2 people) 24 hours brined, herbs, roasted garlic, mix greens grilled asparagus, oven baked potatoes, rosemary jus

Size
Whole
38
Half
19
Stuffed Lasagna Bolognese
48

(To share for 2 people) crunchy stuffed Lasagna with bechamel sauce, Bolognese meat ragu`, mozzarella cheese, English peas, hard boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese

Linguine Lobster
29

cherry tomato confit, basil, Frantoio extra virgin olive oil, hot pepper, cracked black pepper

Stuffed Veal Roulade*
59

(to share for 2 people) with egg frittata and spinach, crushed hazelnuts and a corn, Prosciutto, Mascarpone cheese sauce. Served with mushroom ragu.

Grilled Fiorentina Steak*
79

(for 2 people to share) Rosemary garlic marinated, oven baked potatoes, grilled asparagus, Peperonata

Mussels Stew “Impepata Style”
38

(for 2 people to share) PEI mussels, oregano, cherry tomato confit, spicy hot pepper, basil, roasted garlic, sauteed broccolini, bread crostini

ALL ITEMS MARKED WITH AN *(ASTERISK) CAN BE MADE GLUTEN FREE
HAND-CRAFTED SIGNATURE COCKTAILS
Amalfi Coast
13

Grey Goose, Limoncello (Made In House), Lemon Nectar, Sweet Orange Water, Prosecco

True Blood
13

Grey Goose, Orancello (Made In House), Blood Orange Nectar, Vanilla Orange Sweet Water, Prosecco

Holiday Spice
13

Grey Goose Cherry, Kalhua, Concerto, Sweet Water, Half and Half

Grapefruit Smash
13

Belvedere Pink, Grapefruit Nectar, Maraschino Liquor, Lime Nectar, Sweet Water

Full Moon
13

Hendricks, Basilcello (Made in House), Domaine De Canton, Cointreau, Sweet Water, Sprite

Original Sin
13

Tequila , Limoncello (Made In House), Lime Nectar, Domaine De Canton, Rosemary Orange Sweet Water

Apple Sauce
13

Maker’s Mark, Applecello (Made in House), Lemon Nectar, Cinnamon Sweet Water

Middleburg
13

Buffalo Trace, St.Germain, Lemon Nectar, Lemon Thyme Sweet Water, Paychauds Bitters

The Capital
13

Chivas Regal, Barolo Cocchi, Cointreau, Sweet Water, Angostura Bitters

Espresso Di Saronno
13
Di Saronno Ameretto, Orange Vanilla Sweet Water, Espresso, Half and Half
DESSERT
Deep Chocolate Pannacotta
9

chilled Brachetto wine poached cherries, sour cream crunch cookie

Suggested Wine Pairing:
Brachetto d’Acqui Braida Giacomo Bologna Piedmont, Italy 2012
+$14
Italian Flan
7

traditional vanilla custard, Amaretto cookie caramel sauce, Vanilla gelato

Suggested Wine Pairing:
Moncalvina Coppo Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2011
+$12
Tiramisu Diverso
9

chocolate glazed Tiramisu bar, pistachio Zabaglione

Suggested Wine Pairing:
Brachetto d’ Acqui Braida Giacomo Bologna Piedmont, Italy 2012
+$14
Vin Santo and Biscottini di Prato
12

Vin Santo with traditional dipping Tuscan almond cookies

Buffalo Milk Ricotta Cheesecake
8

lemon curd, hazelnut brittle, hazelnut cream, pistachio gelato

Suggested Wine Pairing:
Le Filigare Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003
+$12
A Tray of Cookies
7

five different variety of home baked cookies

Suggested Wine Pairing:
Nivole Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2008
+$14
Gelati e Sorbetti
8

daily selections of house made gelatos and sorbets

AFTER DINNER DRINKS
By The Glass Selection:
HOUSE MADE INFUSIONS
House made Limoncello
10
House made Orancello
10
House made Basilcello
10
House made Melancello (Apple)
10
Cello Flight: Limoncello, Orancello, Basilcello, Melancello
15
GRAPPA
Inga Grappas
13
Marolo Grappa & Camomile
14
Marolo Grappa Moscato
14
Jacopo Poli Grappas
16
PORT
Quinta do Crasto LBV Port 2006
14
Warre’s Otima 10 Port
14
Fonseca Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port 2008
16
Dow’s Colheita Tawny Port 1997
16
Broadbent Vintage Port 1997
20
DESSERT SPARKLING WINE
Moncalvina Coppo Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2011
12
Brachetto d’ Acqui Braida Giacomo Bologna Piedmont, Italy 2012
14
Nivole Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2008
14
VIN SANTO
Le Filigare Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003
12
By The Bottle Selection:
DESSERT SPARKLING WINE
Brachetto d’Acqui Braida Giacomo Bologna Piedmont, Italy 2012  375mL
36
Nivole Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2008  375mL
32
Moncalvina Coppo Moscato d’Asti Piedmont, Italy 2011  750mL
34