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Jul
30
Thu
Balcone Siciliano Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Coronado
Jul 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Il Fornaio Coronado
presents a
Balcone Siciliano Wine Dinner
Thursday, July 30th at 6pm
$60 per guest
Served Sicilian Family Style

STUZZICHINI
Crostini con Caponata
A combination of crusty bread with eggplant salad

Arancini al Pistacchio
Rice ball with pistachio and ham

Tuma alla Griglia
Grilled sheep cheese with garlic and mint

~La Segreta Bianco, Planeta, 2013

INSALATA
Insalata d’Arance
Orange and fennel salad with Sicilian extra-virgin olive oil

Melanzane Ripiene
Pan-fried eggplant stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella

~Moscato di Noto Bianco, Planeta, 2013

PRIMI
Anelletti al Forno
Ring shaped pasta baked with Italian ham, peas, bolognese sauce and mozzarella

Spaghetti ai Gamberetti
Spaghetti tossed with shrimp and fresh avocado

Timballo con le Sarde
Baked ziti with wild fennel and sardine stew

~Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta, 2012

SECONDI
Sarde a Beccafico
Sardines stuffed with raisins, breadcrumbs, cheese and pine nuts with white wine and parsley

Pesce Spada
Mesquite-grilled swordfish served with salmoriglio

Falso Magro
Rolled veal stuffed with caciocavallo, hardboiled egg, tomato and onions

Patate Olio e Prezzemolo
Poached potatoes with extra-virgin olive oil and fresh Italian parsley

Broccoli in Crosta
Baked broccoli topped with caciocavallo, breadcrumbs and oregano

~Etna Rosso, Planeta, 2013

DOLCI
Cannoli
Cannoli shell filled with sheep ricotta, chocolate and orange peel candy

Pignolata
Traditional Messina sweet with honey and flour dumpling

~Pellegrino Passito di Pantelleria, NV

Beni di Batasiolo Wine Dinner @ Canaletto Newport Beach
Jul 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Canaletto Newport Beach
presents a
Beni di Batasiolo Wine Dinner
Thursday, July 30th at 6:30pm
$75 per guest

 

ANTIPASTI
Capesante al Granturco
Carciofini Ripieni
Olive Miste
Spiedini di Caprese

~Prosecco

ANTIPASTI
Burrata e Pesca
Burrata cheese with grilled peaches
~Gavi DOCG 2013

PRIMI
Orecchiette con Ruchetta
Little ear pasta tossed with prosciutto and pecorino cheese; served with a tomato sauce
~Barbera d’Alba Sovrana DOC 2012

PESCE
Spigola Cilena al Limone
Chilean seabass served with lemon sauce
~Gavi di Gavi Granee DOCG 2011

SECONDI
Filetto d’Agnello
Lamb tenderloin wrapped with pancetta served with rosemary sauce
~Barbaresco DOCG 2010 & Barolo DOCG 2011

DOLCI
Panna Cotta con Mango e Fragole
Mango and strawberry custard
~Housemade Limoncello

Jul
31
Fri
“Under the Tuscan Sun” Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Irvine
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Il Fornaio Irvine
presents an
“Under the Tuscan Sun” Wine Dinner
Friday, July 31st at 7pm
$74.50 per guest

ASSAGGINI
Assorted crostini
Caponata and goat cheese
Seared ahi tuna, micro greens, crispy capers and balsamic syrup
Black truffle-goose pâté
~Prosecco, NV

INSALATA
Insalata di Riso Nero
Black venere rice, stone crab, avocado and papaya salad with blood orange vinaigrette

~Vernaccia di San Gimignano, La Lastra, 2013

PRIMI
Pappardelle ai Funghi Porcini
Wide ribbon pasta with porcini mushrooms, San Marzano tomatoes and shaved Piacentinu Ennese cheese

~Rosso Poggio d’Elsa, Cantine Bruni, 2012

SECONDI
Brodetto di Pesce Misto
Seasonal fresh fish, shrimp and scallops in a spicy tomato-lobster broth; served with grilled ciabatta croutons

~Chianti, Castello di Meleto, 2011

or

Brasato al Chianti
Braised boneless beef short ribs with Chianti wine, tomato, garlic and fresh herbs; served with potato purée and sautéed savoy spinach

~Supertuscan, Argiano NC, 2011

DOLCI
Crespelle di Mele
Crêpes filled with apples and grappa-infused pastry cream topped with caramel sauce; served with caramel-sea salt gelato
~Vin Santo

 

 

D’Alfonso-Curran Wine Dinner @ Il Fornaio Pasadena
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Il Fornaio Pasadena
presents a
D’Alfonso-Curran Wine Dinner
Friday, July 31st at 7pm
$89 per guest

ASSAGGINI DELLO CHEF
Assorted bite-size canapes

INSALATA
Insalata di Farro e Fave
Fava bean and farro salad with chopped asparagus, baby arugula, Belgian endive, yellow pear tomatoes and Limoncello olive oil vinaigrette; topped with boschetto tartufato cheese

~Curran Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

PRIMI
Raviolo alla Aragosta
Housemade ravioli filled with lobster, shrimp, leeks and filone bread in a lobster cream sauce; topped with chives and lemon zest

~Curran Grenache Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

SECONDI
Filetto di Branzino all’Uva
Wild striped bass fillets sautéed with thyme, green grapes and champagne vinegar; served with sautéed asparagus and roasted potatoes

~Curran Grenache Rosé, Santa Ynez Valley

or

Costicine d’Agnello
Grilled rack of lamb drizzled with thyme-olive oil; served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

~Curran Tempranillo, Santa Ynez Valley

DOLCI
Soufflé al Cioccolato
Warm chocolate soufflé served with whipped cream and vanilla bean ice cream

~Curran Grenache, Santa Ynez Valley

 

Aug
8
Sat
Cooking Class @ Il Fornaio Irvine
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Il Fornaio Irvine
presents a
Cooking Class
Saturday, August 8th at 12pm
$34.50 per guest

Spend your Saturday learning to cook like a Chef with Il Fornaio! Chef Jeff Burt will lead a cooking class highlighting two dishes: Insalata Pugliese (heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, spring onions, caper berries, black olives and ricotta salata cheese with Aroma Antica vinaigrette) and Orecchiette con Rughetta e Prosciutto (little ear pasta with Prosciutto di Parma, pecorino, marinara and fresh arugula).