Quartino Celebrates Alto Adige in November

Quartino, in partnership with Isola Imports, celebrates the region of Alto Adige, Italy this November with an exciting menu of regional specialties available all month long.  Specials include cheeses from the region, Dolomiten Konig and Stelvio, White Asparagus Salad with Egg-Horseradish Salsa, and Organic Veal filets with Braised Savoy Cabbage and Speck from Alto Adige.  Specially selected wines from the region are also available for $20 per bottle.  Complete menu is below.

Alto Adige is located in the Italian Alps between Verona and Innsbruck and is one of the most innovative regions in Italy.  The Alpine and Mediterranean diversity manifested in Alto Adige’s cuisine leaves little to be desired. Traditional Alpine fare appears on menus alongside Italian classics like pizza and pasta.

Speck dell’Alto Adige is one of the best-known foods from the region.  It is a pork preserved through gentle smoking, followed by the crunchy Schüttelbrot, so-called because it is shaken flat.  Other specialties of the region include the tasty Stelvio and Dolomiten König cheeses.  Stelvio is a cow’s milk cheese from the Stelvio Valley in Alto Adige that has been made in the region for hundreds of years, while Dolomiten König is is a noble, soft-textured cheese characterized by full flavor and unmistakable holey texture; it is aged for two months.

WHEN: Throughout the month of November

MENU: Alto Adige regional specials include
FORMAGGI
Dolomiten Konig $5
Stelvio $5

INSALATA D’ASPARAGI ALLA BOLZANINA $10
White Asparagus Salad with Egg-Horseradish Salsa

FILETTO DI VITELLO CON VERZE E SPECK DELL’ALTO ADIGE $18
Organic Veal filets with Braised Savoy Cabbage and Speck from Alto Adige

FRITELLE DI MELE $7.50 
Apple Fritters

White Wines From Alto Adige:
2005 Muller Thurgau Marco Donati   $20
2007 Nosiola Marco Donati                $20

Red Wines From Alto Adige:
2002 Lagrein Rubino Marco Donati    $20
2006 Marzemino Marco Donati           $20
2006 Vino del Maso Marco Donati  

Quartino Ristorante, Pizzeria & Wine Bar
626 N State
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

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