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Centro starts Osteria Centro dining series on Friday

Centro will start a new Italian dining series this Friday.
Centro will start a new Italian dining series this Friday.
Charles Walton

Centro will introduce a new dining series this Friday, January 24. Osteria Centro is Executive Chef Derek Eidson's "traditional Italian take on rustic dining in a fun and relaxed setting." Eidson has lined up menus for dinners in February and March as well (see below). The dinners are $30 (plus tax and gratuity) per person, and the four-course meals will be served in the South Union Bread Cafe space adjoining Centro at 6:30 p.m. House red and white wines and a selection of Italian cocktails will also be available for purchase. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Centro at (515) 248-1780. Here is a look at the Centro Osteria dates and menus:

Friday, January 24
Antipasti
Pasta: Handmade Corzetti with Walnut Pesto
Entrée: Duck Saltimbocca
Dessert: Blood Orange Tart with Mascarpone

Friday, February 21
Antipasti
Pasta: Handmade Pici with Duck Ragu
Entrée: Monkfish, Niçoise style
Dessert: Olive Oil Cake with Pistachio

Friday, March 14
Antipasti
Pasta: Cacio e Pepe with Handmade Spaghetti a la Chitarra
Entrée: Veal Scallopini with Porcini
Dessert: Tiramisu

Please note: Credit card information will be taken and charged at the time of your reservation. Cancellations will be accepted with full refund up to 72 hours in advance of the event. Centro and Orchestrate gift cards may be used for Osteria Centro or any culinary event Centro hosts. For more information, contact Centro or visit their website.