Alessio's Wine Dinner
Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Alessio's Trip To Dallas Farmer’s Market dinner features Tom Spicer's produce selections, an experience much fresher than you may be used to, according to Spicer. Produce comes mostly from East and South Central Texas, parts of Northern and Southern California, with wild mushrooms from the Pacific Northwest.

Marinated baby vegetables (baby fennel, baby carrots, baby squash) with grilled wild chanterelle and lobster mushrooms
Casa Lapostolle Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Heirloom tomato and baby Chiogga beets w/micro basil
Roasted Tyler, TX rainbow bell peppers and Gorgonzola-filled figs from Mexia, TX
Marnier-Lapostolle Chateau de Sancerre, Sancerre, France

1st Course
Spaghetti with rapini al burro di tartufo (truffle butter)
Capezzana Conti Contini Sangiovese, Italy

2nd Course
Filetto al vino Shiraz
Green Point Shiraz, Australia

Sorbetto with seasonally fresh assortment of berries - perhaps with a dash of wild fennel pollen

$65, plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 214.824.2200

Alessio’s Restaurant: 4801 Bryan St., Dallas, TX 75204, just around the corner from Spicer's in-the-works wholesale/retail produce market, the F-M 1410, at 1410-B Fitzhugh, next door to Jimmy’s Italian Grocery, at Bryan & Fitzhugh, Dallas.

- Karen Silverston, August 2006