Fratelli’s on 290, which has long been a fine choice for moderately priced Italian food, has lost its lease and recently announced that it will be closing on March 17. This is unfortunate, but the owners have announced that they are, “planning to open a new restaurant in about six months.” This restaurant is unrelated to the Fratelli’s on Wirt.
Their last wine dinner will be held on Wednesday, March 6 beginning at 6:30. Five courses will be paired with five Italian wines. The cost is $60 per person, which does not include tax or gratuity.
Fritto Misto di Mare – Medley of fried shrimp, flounder and calamari with a spicy aïoli sauce
Bruschette con Funghi e Prosciutto – Slices of toasted house-made bread topped with olive oil, herbs, chopped mushrooms, prosciutto di Parma and melted Fontina
Provenza Trebbiano di Lugana 2011
Insalata di Funghi – Arugula with tomato slices, sliced mushrooms, shaved Grana Padana, lemon and truffle-infused extra virgin olive oil
Antonutti Sauvignon Blanc, Grave del Friuli 2011
Pappardelle con Ragu Bolognese – Fresh pasta topped with the classic meat sauce of Bologna
Tommasi Poggio al Tufo Rompicollo, 2010 (Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon)
Vitello in Umido – Braised veal medallions cooked with dry white wine, tomatoes, peppers, onion, and mushrooms, and served over risotto.
Marcato Baraldo 2003 (80% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc)
Frutta in Aceto Balsamico di Modena – Fresh strawberries and blueberries in an herb-flavored aged Balsamic vinegar. Topped with mascarpone and served with almond biscotti
La Carletta Morellino di Scansano 2007 (85% Sangiovese with Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo, Merlot and Cabernet)
Italian Wine Dinner
Wednesday, March 6, 6:30 PM
10989 Northwest Freeway (on the west side, near 34th Street), 77092, (713) 957-1150