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Lombardia Long Table Dinner Recap!

Last week, PPS Bridge Street hosted the second Long Table Dinner of 2012.  The region?  Lombardia – located in northern Italy the food culture has been heavily influenced by its proximity with Switzerland.  Rather than the typical Italian meal consisting of olive oils and pastas, dinners in Lombardia often include ample amounts of rice, polenta, and butter.

Lombardia Long Table Dinner

The Lombardia Long Table Dinner began with an Insalata di Bresaola e Rucola, a salad of locally cured beef and arugula.  It was paired with a glass of Pinot Nero Brut by Tenuta Scarpa Colombi, a crisp sparkling wine created using the same techniques found in the Champagne region of France.

Next was the Risotto alla Milanese, a bright saffron and bone marrow risotto served with a Pinot Noir by Ca’di Frara.

The Cotolette alla Milanese, veal cutlets breaded and fried, showcased the Swiss influence.  Crispy and tender, the dish paired perfectly with the Bonardo Piacere by Tenuta Bofenisio.

And finally, the Crema di Marscapone was a creamy yet light way to finish the meal.  Along with some shortbread biscuits and a caffe, it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal with friends.

Interested in joining us for the next Long Table Dinner Series?  We will continue our tour of northern Italy with Trentino – Alto Adige on March 28 & 29.  A region with both Venetian and Germanic roots, this dinner will feature anything but “typical” Italian foods.  To view the menu or buy tickets, please visit our events page.



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