Starting this month we will be exploring wine makers in various regions and pairing with a special menu for 1 week*. Explore the Le Marche region of Italy the week of March 21st. Simply make your regular dinner reservation and select the Regional Feature Menu Prix Fixe Menu when you arrive.

*Our regular menu is still available during wine dinner weeks.

Prix Fixe $55

Add Wine Pairing $30

Marche

One of Italy’s hidden gems is Le Marche Region, which has historically played third fiddle to its more popular neighbors, Tuscany and Umbria.  Much of the region remains relatively tourist- free and unknown, including its deeply traditional food – blessed with bounty from the mountains, farmland, and sea.  Le Marche produces a varied, seasonal cuisine and truly distinctive wines.  Cooking in Marche is deeply rooted in peasant tradition.  The use of fresh, top quality materials assembled with the minimum of fuss marks marcheigiano food.  But as dishes are strictly based on tradition and local produce, each local area has its distinctive cuciana tipica.

 

~ Amuse ~

Sausage Stuffed Fried Olives

 

~ antipasti ~

Smoked Bone Marrow ~ crostini, pecorino, roasted garlic, prosciutto crisp

Grilled Veal Kabob ~  pepperonata

Ciascolo ~ housemade sausage, grilled bread

Marinated Seafood ~ shrimp, crab, squid, scallop in citrus mustard vinaigrette

Lentil Salad ~ zucchini, red beans, chickpeas, crispy prosciutto

*2014 Rocchina Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

 

~ primi ~

Vincisgrassi ~ ground veal and mushroom lasagna, béchamel

Lumachelle ~ bread and cheese pasta, aged pecorino, black truffle, crispy veal sweetbreads

*2013 Garofoli Montereale Sangiovese

 

~ secondi ~

Broiled Sole ~ tomato white wine broth, herbs, chickpeas

Brodetto ~ mixed seafood, spicy tomato broth, grilled crostini

Lamb Potacchio ~ grilled lamb rack, stewed tomato, rosemary, chile, creamy polenta

*2014 Velenosi Lacrima di Morro

 

~ dolci ~

Caramelized Honey and Pecorino Custard ~ black walnut crisp

Cheese Plate ~ pecorino di fossa, ubriaco al vino rosso, tomato jam, herb spiced almonds, honeycomb

*Amaro Siblia