Thursday, June 21, 2012

Francesca's Vicinato Picnic Wine Dinner June 28 in Palos Park

June 28, 6:30 p.m.  - Francesca's Vicinato (12960 S. LaGrange Rd., Palos Park, IL 60465, 708-671-1600)

picnicbasket2Francesca's Vicinato is celebrating picnic dining by hosting an upscale picnic wine dinner featuring five-courses with four wine pairings.  The delicious dinner will showcase a menu by Francesca's Chef de Cuisine Mario Lopez and welcome guest, Francesca's Wine Sommelier, Lisa Mango.  The dinner costs $50 per person excluding tax and gratuity and reservations are required.

The dinner starts with Stuzzichino di Capesanta, Seared jumbo sea scallop Lolli-Pop wrapped with pancetta, pickled tropical fruit, and grapefruit sauce paired with a White Haven Sauvignon Blanc.  The second course will be Insalata della Fantasia, Arugula frisee, fresh pear, toasted walnuts, gorgonzola dolce and champagne vinaigrette paired with William Fevre Champs Royaux Chablis.  The next course features Cannelloni alla Piemontese , Fresh pasta stuffed with braised beef, carrots, celery, onion, topped with tomato basil and parmesan cream sauce which will be served with a Monsanto Chianti Classico Riserva.  Next will be Vitello alla Milanese, Pounded breaded veal tenderloin, arugula salad, brown butter sage, aged balsamic paired with Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon.  Finally the dessert course will feature Trio di Biscotti e Frutta, an assortment of fruit biscotti served with Cafe.

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