We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Summer Seasonal Menu! The menu showcases in-season, fresh and local ingredients from artisan producers such as Alfieri Farms and Fra’Mani.
As an appetizer, enjoy our Pizzetta Ortolana, a small thin-crust pizza topped with seasonal vegetables, fresh Belfiore mozzarella, and basil pesto over tomato sauce. For the pasta course, guests will rave at the return of our Conchiglie con Salsiccia. Enjoy pasta shells with Fra’Mani sausage and organic greens mixed with a sage pesto made with Alfieri pistachios from the Central Valley. We have two main courses — one is grilled Mahi Mahi served with salsa cruda and greenwheat freekah (see Mother’s Day blog entry for more details) — the other is an Italian inspired meatloaf or “Polpetone” made with Mary’s Free Range Chicken served with a delicious mushroom gravy and crispy garlic and parmesan potatoes.
As a side you can enjoy greenwheat freekah sautéed with organic arugula and tomatoes. And for the “sweet course”, try our Semifreddo al Cappuccino, a classic Italian ice cream dessert covered with Alfieri Farms almond brittle and a butterscotch and chocolate sauce!
For the next several weeks, you can find this menu along with a specially priced tasting menu throughout our restaurants in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Orange County. If you’re feeling adventurous, our Pleasant Hill and San Jose (The Alameda) locations are offering a different seasonal menu, with items that we are “testing” for future menus. If you want to get in on the culinary adventure or try a different seasonal dish, please visit those locations to see what we’re working on. We hope you enjoy the new dishes as much as we do and look forward to your feedback!