Merlo Bi-Monthly Chef’s Tasting

Chef Silvia’s Selections

La Trattoria del Merlo, who recently launched a new menu concept featuring authentic Italian small plates and delicate handmade pastas, announces their first Chef’s Tasting featuring Chef Silvia’s Selections from the new menu.

The bi-monthly Chef’s Tastings takes place one day only, every other month and features five piattos, or small plates, and a wine pairing option, plus the chance to chat and mingle with Chef Silvia herself.  For only $28 per person, participants will enjoy a selection of five piattos—the menu can be served as separate courses or grouped together.

This month’s selections include Chef Silvia’s favorites from La Trattoria del Merlo’s new menu.  Selections include Artichoke, fennel, and arugula salad with olive pesto, “Pasta Rigati” made of Semola di Grano Duro in Chef Silvia’s traditional ragout Bolognese, and Traditional Bolognese carmelized flan, served with fresh strawberry and strawberry sauce. Wine pairings include selections from Sauvignon Blanc “Luma,” Barbera La Querciola and Banfi Colle Pino (Merlot & Cabernet) among others.  Complete menu is below, wine pairings available upon request. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2010, menu available during dinner service

COST: $28 per person, $10 wine pairing available
Price does not include tax or gratuity 

RESERVE: Reservations are recommended. 

La Trattoria del Merlo
1967 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Chef Silvia’s Selections – Chef’s Tasting Menu

Insalata di carciofi, finnocchi e pesto di rucola e olive
Artichoke, fennel, arugula & olive pesto 

Carpaccio di filetto di manzo con salsina verde
Beef fillet & our special green sauce 

Pizza fritta pomodorini, capperi, olive e Mozzarella di Bufala Campana
Cherry tomatoes, capers, olives & Mozzarella di Bufala Campana on fried pizza crust 

Rigati di semola al ragu Bolognese
“Pasta Rigati” made of Semola di Grano Duro in our traditional ragout Bolognese 

Fior di Latte
Traditional Bolognese caramelized flan, served with fresh strawberry and strawberry sauce


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