Throughout the summer, Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar is spotlighting Italy’s best cuisine with its Summer Regional Menu Series, offering a changing rotation of prix-fixe menus. A menu of Tuscan dishes will be featured from July 27 – Aug. 9 and, like each four-course menu in this first-ever series, is priced at just $49 per person. In addition, select bottles of wine, chosen by Ferraro’s sommelier to complement the featured menu, are offered at special values as well.
Much of Tuscany’s typical fare has peasant roots. Ingredients such as bread, cannellini beans, cheese, vegetables and mushrooms frequently appear in Tuscan dishes. This menu’s Tuscan specialties include Lardo di Colonnata (Colonnata lard), which, is a cured meat made with pork lard cured in marble. Other typical dishes include panzanella – a salad-style dish served cold with cubes of unsalted bread, tomatoes, red onion, olive oil, vinegar and salt – and a pine nut-flavored dessert from Siena.
Appetizer (choose one)
Carpaccio di Tonno e Panzanella
Tuna carpaccio, tomato, cucumber, red onion
Quail lollipop, Colonnata lard, figs, spinach, spicy lavender-fennel jus
Pasta (choose one)
Rigatoni Salsiccia e Funghi
Pasta tubes, sausage and porcini mushroom ragù
Spinach-ricotta ravioli, butter and sage sauce
Main Course (choose one)
Gamberi e Cannellini
Sautéed shrimp, cannellini beans, tomato relish
Slow-roasted pork belly, sautéed rapini, Casteluccio lentil
Soft toasted pine-nut Siena cake, honey pastry cream
Paired Wine Values (by the bottle)
Vermentino La Pettegola, 2016, $38 (regular price, $48)
Terre Di Prenzano, Chianti Vignamaggio, $44 (regular price, $56)
Brunello, Castiglione del Bosco, $96 (regular price, $112)
Remaining regions to be featured during the Summer Regional Menu Series include Veneto (Aug. 10 – Aug. 23) and Campania (Aug. 24 – Sept. 7). Featured dishes and accompanying wines for each menu will be announced throughout the summer.
For more information about Ferraro’s or to make reservations, call (702) 365-5300, or click here.