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On the Menu: Eggplant Caponata + Pistachio Butter

Maggie Borden

September 21, 2016

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Here’s a taste of what’s on tap today at the Beard House.

 

Italian Farmhouse, 7:00 P.M.
Vincenzo Betulia, Osteria Tulia, Naples, FL

Leave the passport at home and travel through Italy via this special Beard House dinner, featuring the rustic Italian cuisine of chef Vincenzo Betulia, a protégé of JBF Award winner Paul Bartolotta and Michael White. The menu will be complemented by wines from around the boot, and guest winemakers will be in attendance to pair plates such as Calabrian ’Nduja with White Anchovies, Toasted Brioche, and Fennel; Arancini di Mare with Squid Ink Risotto, Gulf Shrimp, Venus Sun Clams, and Scallops; and Masami Wagyu Beef Spinalis with Autumn Forage, Sunchoke Cream, and Sicilian Anchovy Sauce.


See the full menu below: 

Hors d’Oeuvre

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata della Nonna

Calabrian ’Nduja with White Anchovies, Toasted Brioche, and Fennel

Local Cobia Crudo with Pistachio Butter, Grapefruit, and Sea Salt

Housemade Ricotta Crostini with Figs and Florida Orange Blossom Honey

Arancini di Mare with Squid Ink Risotto, Gulf Shrimp, Venus Sun Clams, and Scallops

Barone Pizzini Satén Franciacorta 2012 

Dinner

Caramelized Cauliflower with Whipped Sardinian Sheep’s Milk Ricotta, Toasted Hazelnuts, and Bottarga di Muggine

Barone Pizzini Nature Franciacorta 2012

Braised Portuguese Octopus with Black Garlic, Paglierino Cheese, Soppressata, and Scallions

Fattoria le Pupille Poggio Argentato 2015 

Tortelloni with Roasted Squab, Sweet Butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano Vacche Rosse, Roasted Foie Gras Emulsion, and Glassato di Marsala

Podere Poggio Scalette il Carbonaione 2013

Pan-Roasted Spigola with Marinated Artichokes, Cozze Scoppiate, Crustacean Broth, and Tarragon

Falesco Ferentano 2012

Masami Wagyu Beef Spinalis with Autumn Forage, Sunchoke Cream, and Sicilian Anchovy Sauce

Falesco Montiano 2013

Torta Amalfitana alla Paul Bartolotta > Citrus Chiffon Cake with Florida Key Lime–Lemon Curd and Saba 

Maculan Torcolato 2011

Check out the event listing for more information.

For all upcoming Beard House dinners, check out our events calendar.