Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Fat is Back: Bolognan inspired menu at La Tavola now through March 13

From what I hear, Bologna, is increasingly THE place to eat in Italy. Alas, previous travels have never brought me there, but it's definitely on my list of culinary must-go's. Something tells me that my beloved Italian hubby and I will have plenty of excuses to return Boot-side over the years...

Can't get to Bologna just yet? La Tavola is the next best thing, at least for the next 10 days!



LA GRASSA RETURNS MARCH 3-13
Celebrate Italy's culinary capital, Bologna, with this special, limited-time-only menu.

Appetizers
Dandelion greens with roasted pears, walnuts, shaved Parmesan and balsamic vinaigrette 6 Beet and farro salad with hazelnuts, watercress and beet vinaigrette 7
Crispy sweetbreads with chestnut cream, blood oranges and roasted cipollini onions 12
Garlic soup, smoked croutons, pumpkin seed oil 4.50 cup / 6.75 bowl

Entrees
Spinach gnocchi with porcini mushroom sauce and prosciutto ribbons 16
Bollito Misto—slow cooked beef brisket and veal tongue with new potatoes and salsa verde 18 Braised pork belly with balsamic vinegar glaze, smoked potatoes and Savoy cabbage 18 Lasagna with lamb Bolognese, béchamel, Parmigiano-Reggiano served over roasted peas and baby carrots 17
Pasta Imbottita—tiny dumplings filled with ricotta cheese and lemon zest served in a capon broth finished with grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 16

Dessert
Castagnaccio—chestnut cake with fig jam and housemade crème fraiche 7

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