Frank Bonanno and his team are constantly on the move. From curated wine and spirit dinners to a snazzy new pizzeria opening later this month, it’s quite a mouthful – and a delicious one at that.
Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria will open inside The Vistas at Park Meadows in late April. The 10th addition to Bonanno Concepts, Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria joins Mizuna, Luca d’Italia, Bones, Osteria Marco, Green Russell, Wednesday’s Pie, Lou’s Food Bar, Russell’s Smokehouse and Vesper Lounge. More to come as the opening date comes into view.
Russell’s Smokehouse is Bonanno’s nod to the Colorado cowboy era. The intimate room dressed in dark wood and leather creates an ideal canvas for the small batch drinks and slow cooked meat. “Slow and Low” is the motto, and it fits like a pair of custom-made chaps. Russell’s will hold a special Cocktail and Spirit Dinner with Peach Street Distillers May 2, 6 p.m. Executive chef Taylor Drew will work closely with beverage director Adam Hodak to pair four courses with Peach Street bourbon, gin and brandy. The dinner is $50 ++ per person and reservations are required. Russell’s Smokehouse is located at 1422 Larimer Street. 720.524.8050 / http://russellssmokehouse.com/
Luca d’Italia is one of the top rated Italian restaurants in the country. Named after Bonanno’s son Luca, the restaurant pays homage to the foods Bonanno knows and loves. The restaurant will host Campo alla Sughera Wine Dinner May 9, 7 p.m. Executive chef Eric Cimino and general manager / sommelier Jim Herbst will lead guests through four course menu paired with wines from Bolgheri, Tuscany winery. Known for its beautiful landscape and high quality wines, Campo alla Sughera winery produces outstanding varietals. The intimate pairing dinner is $75 ++ per person. Reservations are required. The restaurant is located at 711 Grant Street. 303.832.6600 / http://lucadenver.com/
A Denver staple, Bones, has new menu items in anticipation of warmer months. Chef John DePierro added Pork Belly Banh Mi stuffed with pickled slaw and pork belly, savory Duck and Foie Gras Dumplings, and Tsukamen, a satisfying bowl of room temperature noodles, pork belly cauliflower, fingerling potatoes and a poached egg resting in three-bone broth. Bones is located at 701 Grant Street, http://bonesdenver.com/.
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