Quartino Celebrates Wine and Food of Friuli

Prosciutto San Daniele del Friuli, Wines and More this January

WHAT: Quartino is introducing several exciting menu items and specially selected wines from the Italian region of Friuli this January.  Friuli is one of the few regions of Italy that can boast a DOC Prosciutto—one whose place of origin is legally defined and controlled—and Quartino is fortunate to feature DOC Prosciutto San Daniele del Friuli this month.  As the perfect complement, Quartino is offering several wines of the region including Colle Duga Chardonnay and Friulano and Branko Pinot Grigio, among others, available by the glass or bottle.  Complete menu and wine specials are below.

Friuli is located in the northeast corner of Italy, bordering Slovenia and Austria, the perfect setting for raising the prosciutto’s DOC hogs.  Prosciutto San Daniele hogs are aged for a minimum of ten months, often 12 to 13 months.  According to EU regulations, such controlled-origin prosciutto may only be produced from fresh cuts of locally produced hogs.  The Valpadana hog can reach 200 kilos.  Along with its prosciutto, Friuli has a reputation for producing Italy’s best white wines.

Chef John Coletta has created a number of dishes that now feature the imported Prosciutto San Daniele del Friuli including: 

  • Prosciutto San Daniele with shaved fennel salad and radishes ($9.25)
  • Prosciutto San Daniele with roasted leeks, ricotta and a fried egg ($9.75)
  • Prosciutto San Daniele with warm potato pancake, arugula and horseradish ($9.50)
  • Prosciutto San Daniele with creamy polenta and montasio cheese ($9.25)
  • Prosciutto San Daniele with chestnut risotto ($11.75)

Wines of Friuli featuring this month include:

  • Colle Duga Chardonnay
  • Colle Duga Friulano (100% Tocai)
  • Colle Duga Merlot
  • Branko Pinot Grigio
  • Branko Sauvignon

WHEN:           Available during the month of January, lunch and dinner

WHERE:  Quartino Ristorante
626 N State
Chicago, IL 60654
312.698.5000
www.quartinochicago.com

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