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Just picked our first crop of Sun Gold tomatoes, which means summer is finally here! Celebrate summer with our new tasting menu…

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!

 

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Brrrrr…. It’s really cold… Time for our Winter Seasonal Menu!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new Winter Seasonal Menu! The menu showcases in-season, fresh and local ingredients. For starters, enjoy our Zuppa Cavolfiore, a roasted cauliflower soup that features artisan pancetta from Fra’Mani Handcrafted Foods in Berkeley.  Our pasta course features a Sicilian spiced lamb meatball served with spaghetti in a spicy mint-infused tomato sauce. We have two entrée courses, Brodetto di Pesce and Costolette Brasate. The Brodetto di Pesce is a hearty italian style fish soup served with pacific rock fish and assorted shellfish in a light tomato broth. Our long-time guest favorite, Costolette Brasate, is a boneless short rib braised in red wine and herbs served over creamy organic polenta.  As a side you can enjoy pan roasted cauliflower with anchovies, fresh garlic, chili flakes and capers.  And for the “sweet course”, try our Budino di Limone, a traditional italian baked lemon pudding!

For the next several weeks, you can find this menu along with a fixed course 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 special menu, with items that we are “testing” for future use. If you want to get in on the “testing” or try a different seasonal dish, please visit those locations to see what the Pasta Pomodoro Culinary Team is working on.  We hope you enjoy the new dishes as much as we do and look forward to your feedback!

 

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