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Tonight, we travel to Carnevale di Venezia! Each year, forty days of pageantry light up the ancient canals and corridors of Venice, as masked revelers sing, dance, and feast their way to Martedì Grasso. A Venezia, you talk with your hands and cook con il cuore... (with your heart.) We've gathered tastes da tutto il paese to capture the intoxicating spirit of the Queen of the Adriatic, but in truth, the food is only one small part of the eternal essence di Carnivale. Unirsi a noi per gustare i sapori d'Italia, e, così facendo, diventano una vera famiglia. Mi scusi, I got carried away there for a moment. Park your Gondolas, don your bauta, and viva la vita! Tonight we celebrate il Carnevale, wishing it could last all year.
deconstructed caprese salad with pesto olive oil in pipettes & sweet balsamic reduction
gazpacho of melon with prosciutto duo
a play on melon & prosciutto with both fried & fresh and a garnish of mint
smoked salmon lasagna
a fan favorite from the Rags to Riches dinner!
a walk through the garden
edible mushroom dirt with an elderflower spiked salad garden
array of scented sea salts with steak
taken from our A Day in the Life dinner we accented with baby potatoes, cauliflower & exotic sea salts including ghost pepper, garlic & hickory smoke
goat + parmesan panna cotta
a goat cheese panna cotta topped with a parmesan tuile and "kalamata olive" grapes reduced in red wine
not your traditional tiramisu
deconstructed. chocolate mousse with sponge cake, espresso mascarpone and bacon cocaine
And of course... onto the cocktails!
with a few non alcoholic drinkers in the midst, Isaac got to flex his creative muscles for some non-alcoholic libations
Eastern Standard Time (non-alcoholic)
Faux Kir (non-alcoholic)
Winter Warmer (non-alcoholic)
gin/whiskey/orange/lime/miracle mile chocolate-chili bitters/nutmeg
Honey Fig Redemtion