Umbrian Harvest Dinner at Il Buco


Downtown mediterranean restaurant Il Buco (47 Bond Street) has announced plans to host an “Umbrian Harvest Dinner” on Friday, February 27 in their Wine Cellar. Sommelier Roberto Paris will be serving a selection of Umbrian wines alongside an “olive oil focused menu” designed by Chef Ignacio Mattos to celebrate the 2008 harvest of the restaurant’s olive oil label.

The four-course prix fixe is $100 and includes wine pairings and a copy of “The Harvest,” a film the restaurant’s owner, Donna Lennard, made about a family in Candellara, Italy that has been producing olive oil since 1630. Prior to dinner, Roberto and Donna will conduct private olive oil tastings of il Buco’s 2007 and 2008 Viridens Umbrian extra virgin olive oil at each table.

Related: Last fall, Chef Ignacio Mattos shared his recipe for swordfish crudo. Check it out here.

Menu after the jump…

Bruschetta – Olive Oil Tasting
A tasting of il Buco’s 2007 and 2008 Viridens Umbrian extra virgin olive oil

First Course
raw fluke with sea urchin, arugula in Umbrian tangerine agrumato
Wine: Brut Lungarotti 2003

Second Course
pansotti filled with salt cod, lemon and marjoram
with spinach and Sicilian “Biancolilla” extra virgin olive oil
Wine: Rosso di Montelfalco Caprai 2005

Third Course
Bev’s pork steak with grilled broccoli rabe
and poached heirloom beans in Umbrian extra virgin olive oil
Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco Adanti 2003

Fourth Course
olive oil pound cake with currant, brandy and walnut ice cream
Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito Ruggeri 1999

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$100 per person
includes wine pairing and a complimentary copy of
La Raccolta (the Harvest), a film by Donna Lennard

Interested guests can email or call 212.533.1932 for more info and to make reservations.


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