WHAT: Chef Luca Corazzina invites you to celebrate the distinctive flavors of Sardinia with a four-course dinner and wine pairing representative of the regions native cuisine, at 312 Chicago on September 25 at 7pm. As the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, several foods are unique to Sardinia, including “malloreddus” or small chewy dumplings, “maialetto” or roasted pig, “pane carasau” or crisp flatbread, persevered meats and cheeses, sauces with poached tomatoes and eggs, sweet myrtle and bitter honey. A native of Padova, Italy, Chef Luca’s special pre-fixe menu will pay homage to Sardinia, one of his favorite regions, with four courses heavily influenced by its rich heritage.
Pecorino Cheese Filled Ravioli with Mushroom Ragu
Primo Piatto: Gnocchi Sardi con Tonno e Bottarga
Dumplings with Tuna, Poached Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel and Bottarga
Secondo Piatto: Cinghiale di Montagna
Wild Boar Braised with Red Wine, Black Calamata Olives, Sardinian Peppers and Polenta
Dolce: Torta di Fichi e Mandorle
Black Mission Figs and Almonds Torte, Fior di Latte Gelato and Honey
This is the second stop on 312 Chicago’s culinary tour through Italy, known as the “Travel Italy: Four-Part Wine Series”. Chef Luca will invite Chicagoans to travel with him to the regions of Veneto on October 16 and Abruzzo on November 20.
WHERE: 312 Chicago, 136 N. LaSalle Street (adjacent to Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro)
COST: $75 per person, inclusive of food and wine. Reservations can be made by calling 312.696.2420 or visiting www.312chicago.com
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, seated dinner at 7pm
ABOUT 312 CHICAGO: Located in the heart of Chicago’s thriving Loop district, 312 Chicago bustles with sophisticated vibrancy and showcases the fresh and flavorful authentic creations of Italian-born Chef Luca Corazzina. The restaurant is open seven days a week; however closed for dinner on Monday and lunch on Saturday. Valet parking is available. Reservations are recommended by calling 312.696.2420 or visiting www.312Chicago.com. Follow 312 Chicago on Twitter or Facebook.
ABOUT KIMPTON RESTAURANTS: When Bill Kimpton introduced the boutique hotel concept to America in 1981 he pioneered the revolutionary relationship between one-of-a-kind hotels and restaurants led by acclaimed chefs. Today, Kimpton has nearly 70 unique restaurants, bars and lounges across the country helmed by renowned chefs and bartenders that offer guests a chance to dine like a local. Common cornerstones of each restaurant and bar include heartfelt care; chef-crafted, seasonal menus that celebrate local farms and purveyors; and striking interiors with vibrant style and design. Wines are chosen with a nod toward artisanal and biodynamic selections by Master Sommelier Emily Wines and signature cocktails are created by individual restaurant bartenders and Lead Bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout. Guided by company-wide EarthCare practices, Kimpton restaurants demonstrate a dedication to preserving the environment through the use of local and sustainable ingredients, including adhering to the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch guidelines; the use of compostable “to go” packaging; and recycling and composting practices. With concepts ranging from rustic Italian cuisine in the Pacific Northwest to oceanic fare on the Florida coast and alluring rooftop lounges and bars tucked away in the nation’s capital, each Kimpton restaurant is as distinct and expressive as its location. For more information, visit www.KimptonRestaurants.com.