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From Francesca

LEBANESE NIGHTS    ----------------- $28

Traditional dishes perfect for warmer weather, with refreshing mint, citrus and spices to set out together making an exotic dining experience. Lebanese Nights dessert is enjoyed on every table in Lebanon in the summertime and you’ll see why -- its orange blossom and rose water scented custard and syrup are a celebration of the season.

 

Kefte --  mini patties of ground beef, onion, parsley and mint, with a mixture of spices, pan-grilled, served on a skewer with tahini sauce.

    Vegetarian Option:  Tofu slice, dusted with garbanzo bean flour, pan fried in oil with garlic and  onion, finished with mint and lemon zest.

Orange Onion Olive Salad -- pitted oil cured olives, marinated with orange zest, minced red onion and crushed red pepper.

 

Tabbouleh --  fresh parsley and mint, nutty bulgur wheat, vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and scallions with lemon and olive oil dressing, served with tender romaine lettuce leaves.

 

“Layali Lubnan”( Lebanese Nights Dessert) -- a summer treat of light

rose water-flavored semolina custard topped with whipped cream, a

layer of crushed pistachios and a final dressing of orange blossom syrup.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT

Beverages:  A chilled, crisp white wine pairs beautifully with this meal. 

A grassy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will complement the  herbal flavors.

Or choose a French rose from Provence or Languedoc, still or sparkling.

Music: Lebanese Traditional Radio on Pandora.

Movie: Tony Shaloub is one of my favorite actors and he's Lebanese! So let's watch one of his most fun performances -- Galaxy Quest !

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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DINNER WITH CARAVAGGIO  ------------------------$28

One of my favorite artists, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, inspired this meal.  Rustic models helped him create authenticity in his paintings, the depth and unpretentious style yielding compelling and moving stories. Playing masterfully with light and darkness, there’s no mistaking a Caravaggio. So here, simple, honest ingredients combine artfully, with refined  colors and the white of fresh mozzarella in our starter course to the deep dark chocolate dessert. 

Caprese Coppa --  fresh mozzarella pearls with garden fresh basil and  cherry tomatoes, our best extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, on a bed of  freshly picked pea shoots and radish sprouts.

 

Fettuccine with Artichoke Sauce ---  fresh homemade egg pasta with a sauce of  thinly sliced artichoke hearts,  porcini mushrooms from Italy, white wine  and a splash of tomato.

 

Nonni’s  Meatballs --  grass-fed beef and pork, aromatics, herbs and imported pecorino cheese melt in your mouth.  Drizzled with tomato passata.

Vegetarian: Eggplant “polpette” --  balls of roasted eggplant, mint, garlic and homemade breadcrumbs, fried to golden brown)        -------also available as an extra selection

 

Chocolate Almond Tart -- a buttery crust of toasted blanched almonds and whole wheat flour filled with chocolate ganache and topped with toasted almonds.

MAKE A NIGHT OF IT

 

Beverages:  Try  Fiano di Avellino with the caprese and the pasta. Reds that pair well are Chianti Classico or another Sangiovese based red, a  Primitivo from Puglia or  old vine Zinfandel from Lodi. Your favorite sparkling water is the best no-alcohol pairing.

 

Music: Play some lovely late baroque chamber music in the background, starting with the violin concerti of Arcangelo Corelli and enjoy a leisurely and peaceful dinner.

 

Movies:  Not Caravaggio, but another Michelangelo ---  THE Michelangelo Buonarroti --- played by Charlton Heston in The Agony and The Ecstasy. Besides the story, about Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel, it's interesting to experience the classic acting and movie making style of 1965  -- very different from today.

 

FUN FACT: When making the movie in 1964, the production crew visited the Sistine Chapel and copied the paintings, matching the colors they saw. In the 80's and 90's however, the Sistine Chapel was cleaned and the paint restored to its original  - surprise! -- vivid colors. So while movie Michelangelo was painting with dull muted colors, what you'll see in person in Rome, what real life Michelangelo painted, was rich and vibrant.