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The Italian Dispatch Wine Dinner

Sunday February 5th • 5:30 & 8:00

Inspired by working harvest in Italy this Summer, our very own Evan Kretmar presents a four-course wine dinner of elevated Italian comfort foods. This one-night-only event is the culmination of his travels, documented in his Italian Dispatches. Join us as Evan shares his inspiration and the food of Italy that sustains him. Wine pairings by Tim and Evan, Food and words by Evan!



First Course:

Antipasti misti (mixed appetizer plate):
Cacio e pepe arancini, Sgagliozze (fried polenta), House-cured olives, Seared cheese, Sott’aceti stagionali (seasonal pickles), Finocchiona salami

Second Course

Insalata Invernale (Winter salad)
Seared radicchio, bibb lettuce, assorted citrus, castelvetrano olives, grated walnuts, horseradish vinaigrette

Third Course

Lasagnette al Forno
Eight-hour bolognese and parmesan bechamel, caramelized fennel, herb salad

Fourth Course

Torta alla Nocciolata:
Hazelnut chocolate tart, brown butter graham crust, ricotta gelato

Join Us for Dinner!

The Italian Dispatch Wine Dinner with Chef Evan Kretmar

Sunday Februry 5th 5:30 and 8:00

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PLEASE NOTE: Your reservation is for 2 hours so that we can provide a great experience for all diners. Please respect the time alloted, arrive on time and depart at the conclusion of your alloted time. THANK YOU!

The Dispatches

The Italian Dispatch #4

The Italian Dispatch #4

Inspiration and Contraband Whenever I am fortunate enough to return to Italy for a month or a week, I always return inspired and ready to hop behind the stove. Usually, this means a few tricks up my sleeve and some contraband rice or tuna in my suitcase. One of my...

The Italian Dispatch #3

The Italian Dispatch #3

Cellar Stank and Citric Acid I left you on a harvest break, relaxing in the grass with an overstuffed mortadella panino and a sawed-off plastic water bottle of crisp, orange wine. Not a terrible way to unwind before moving from the field to the cellar, where things...

The Italian Dispatch #2

The Italian Dispatch #2

Goats, Biodynamic Apples, and Drought Upon arriving in Northern Italy, I found a frighteningly arid landscape dotted with obvious signs of drought. Half the country had received no more than two solid rainfalls throughout the entire calendar year. Climate change is...

The Italian Dispatch #1

The Italian Dispatch #1

Introductions and Footwear Preferences My name is Evan, and you may know me from the shop where I hold down the fort on weekends, espousing my love for all things natty, usually in a reissued vintage pair of Nike Air Max. I recently spent the harvest season in...

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