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Driven to Dine at Francesca's Famiglia

Francesca’s Famiglia Driven to Dine
Francesca’s Famiglia Driven to Dine

What drives some people? For some, a delicious dinner at a favorite restaurant can a perfect way to spend an evening. At the Driven to Dine event on August 8, guests can enjoy dinner at Francesca’s Famiglia and experience 2014 Lincoln vehicles. Held from 5-10 pm on August 18, Driven to Dine is a culinary collaboration with Lincoln Motor Company. Guests have the opportunity to test drive or be chauffeured in a 2014 Lincoln vehicle followed by a complimentary three-course meal along with two drinks prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Massimo Salatino.

Francesca's Famiglia focuses on Italian cuisine. This special event will showcase rustic Italian dishes inspired from Rome and surrounding regions. Chef Salatino’s menu features:


(Choice of one)

Homemade Minestrone Soup

Homemade Italian vegetable soup with fresh herbs and a touch of pomodoro and parmigiano

Insalata della Casa

Romaine, carrot, cucumber, and tomato with balsamic vinaigrette

Insalata di Cesare

Classic Caesar salad with croutons and parmesan


(Choice of one)

Penne alle Verdure

Sauteed with wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, broccoli, escarole, garlic, olive oil, and pine nuts in an herb broth

Pollo al Limone

Roasted chicken breast with lemon, white wine, capers, and sautéed spinach

Salmon alla Fresca

Pan roasted salmon with fresh tomato, avocado, red onion, lemon, and balsamico

Scallopine Milanese

Lightly breaded Veal scallopine sautéed with butter and sage served with arugula, fresh tomatoes, and shaved parmesan cheese


(Choice of one)


Ladyfingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa


Cream puff filled with vanilla gelato and topped with chocolate sauce

Vanilla Cheesecake

Vanilla cheesecake served with fresh berries and crème anglaise

To participate in the Lincoln Motors experience, guests must be over 18 years of age. Participation is required in order to receive complimentary pre-fixe menu and drinks. Space is limited. For reservations, please call 847.277.1027.

Francesca’s Famiglia is located at , 100 E. Station St., Barrington, IL 60010

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