On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Francesca’s Amici (174 N. York Road, Elmhurst) invites guests to celebrate the annual “Taste of Piedmont,” an educational wine and dine experience exploring the Piedmont region of Italy. Known as a wine lover’s paradise, Corporate Executive Chef Massimo Salatino transports guests through a five-course meal while Corporate Wine Ambassador Joe Fiely gives a glimpse into Piedmont’s wine production with varietals such as Barolo and Barbera.
Taste of Piedmont features the following special wine paired menu:
Insalata di Aragosta - Boston bib lettuce with red grape tomatoes, fennel, fresh orange, grapefruit and lobster tossed in zesty orange vinaigrette
2013 Demarie Roero Arneis
Polenta Fritte e Figgi con Prosciutto - Fried polenta crouton with caramelized figs, fresh goat cheese and crispy prosciutto
2011 Batasiolo Barbera D’Alba
Cannelloni alla Piedmontese - Homemade cannelloni stuffed with wild mushrooms and ricotta cheese, topped with a rustic tomato sauce and baked Piedmont-style
2012 Marchesi di Gresy Nebbiolo
Brasato al Barolo con Patate - Braised beef short ribs with carrots, celery, onions in a Barolo sauce and a twice baked potato
2009 Boroli Barolo
Fragole e Rabarbaro al Forno con Gelato - Sliced strawberries and rhubarb topped with a brown sugar oat crumble and topped with vanilla gelato
Batasiolo Moscato Rose
WHERE: Francesca’s Amici, 174 N. York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
WHEN: Thursday, August 28 at 7:00pm. Reservations suggested.
COST: $55 per person, plus of tax and gratuity.
ABOUT FRANCESCA’S RESTAURANTS:
Francesca’s Restaurants welcomes guests with the essence of Italian hospitality–simple food where quality ingredients and thoughtful service make the meal. Founded in 1992 by Restaurateur Scott Harris, Francesca’s Restaurants offers a trattoria-style dining experience at 23 locations in the Chicagoland area as well as Madison, Wisconsin, San Diego, California and Raleigh, North Carolina. Handwritten menus of rustic Italian favorites from antipasti to pizza and pastas and the friendly staff in a relaxed environment evoke an ambiance of sophisticated comfort. Additional offerings include an extensive gluten-free menu, handmade desserts, and a robust beverage program of wines by the glass, classic cocktails, and craft and import beers. Francesca’s Restaurants also offers private event space as well as catering and carry-out menus for guests to bring Francesca’s into their own homes. For more information, please visit www.miafrancesca.com.