Explore Northern Italian Cuisine at Chef's Table with Pizza Rustica

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 10:56am

 

If you're looking for authentic Northern Italian cooking, look no further than Pizza Rustica. Chef Stefano Roman and his wife Juliana Montebello-Roman opened the restaurant in 2005, and they bring their Venetian roots with them. 

blackboard specials"The menu is on par with trattorias in Italy, featuring fresh ingredients in a warm, inviting atmosphere.  In addition to the unique and daring pizza with a layered, crunchy crust, Stefano's seasonal nightly 'blackboard' specials include a variety of inspired, authentic dishes."

Our next Chef's Table event will focus on those inspired and authentic dishes. Just take a look at what guests will enjoy during this exclusive, intimate evening:

Welcome Cocktail

Venetian Spritz ~ Aperol, Nobili Del Borgo Prosecco, Splash of Club Soda. Orange Slice &
Green Olive Garnish. Refreshingly Bitter, the Perfect Aperitivo.

To Eat

1st Course Insalata
Rustichella di Spinacini ~ Sweet & Savory Baby Spinach Salad with Crumbled Goat Cheese, Warm 
Figs, Toasted Walnuts & Dried Fruit
 
2nd Course Antipasto
Pancetta Grassa ~ Crispy Pork Belly  atop a Porcini & Portobello Mushroom Sauce topped with 
Microgreens.
 
3rd Course Due Primi
Risotto Zucco ~ Pumpkin Nutella Risotto &
Gnocchi Coniglio ~ Gnocchi in a Rich and Savory Rabbit Ragu topped with a dollop of Blueberry 
Reduction
 
4th Course Due Secondi
Braciola con Polenta ~ Braised Pork Shank atop a Grilled Polenta Square topped in Natural Au Jus & 
Branzino al Verdure ~ Sea Bass with Pickled Onion, Fennel and Endive served over a bed of Sautéed Spinach
 
5th Course Dolci
Panna Cotta Drizzled with Caramel & Chocolate Sauce & Espresso Brownie Bites with Vanilla Ice Cream
 
To Drink
 
Red Wine
Tommasi Rafael Valpolicella Classico Superiore DOC TOMMASI RAFAEL VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE DOC ~ VERONA, ITALY. Full bodied; Nose is dried spices, leather, ripe black fruits & cherry.  Taste is red currant, sweet spices, dark cherry, French oak. Harmonious acidity, well balanced, full of flavor.
 
White Wine
DAVID BRUCE CHARDONNAY ~ SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS, CALIFORNIA.
Full bodied, fully oaked; Nose is white peach, vanilla, pear, butter.  Taste follows with the addition of oak. Smooth, creamy, delish.

Seats are extremely limited, so RSVP today!

Chef's Table Membership

Chef's Table events are an ideal way to explore Chicago's culinary scene without spending a fortune. Make it even more affordable with a Chef's Table Membership. This exclusive program gets you a seat at the table at ten events and you get two free! You'll have two years to use your membership and you're guaranteed a seat until a week before the event! Can't make one? Share it with a friend: Chef's Table Membership access is transferable. It's also perfect for couples. Use two of your seats at an event and you've got five built-in date nights!

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