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St. Louis area

Cena con Amici: Tartufo Nero
An intimate pop-up dinner featuring

Perigord black truffles

January 19th, 7:30pm


Chef Dawn Wilson of Vicini Pastaria and A NEW DAWN Personal Chef Service once again presents Cena con Amici ("Dinner with friends"), an evening of rustic hand-crafted Italian food and lively conversation with soon-to-be great friends. We are taking over Munno for one night only to bring you a special pop-up dinner featuring tartufo nero, better known as black truffle. Rare and enigmatic, the highly prized and sought after winter black truffle from the Perigord region of France is an ephemeral delicacy; their exact locations a highly guarded secret by the truffle hunters that unearth them and only in season for a very short time. Referred to as "Diamonds of Perigord", winter black truffles are truly unique and intoxicating; rich, earthy, highly aromatic, and incomparably delicious. You don't want to miss this opportunity to experience this fleeting, extraordinary culinary treasure, intricately woven through five delicious courses. Gather around our communal table and enjoy this made-from-scratch authentic Italian feast prepared with a combination of seasonal, local and imported Italian artisanal ingredients and topped with shaved fresh black truffles.


Menu

$140/person*, 5-course family-style menu featuring fresh Perigord black truffles in every course

* Early bird discount tickets ($120/person) available until 11:59pm, Jan 5th
Wine pairing flight, and a la carte wine, beer, and select cocktails available for purchase the night of the event (guests may BYO with $25 corkage fee/bottle) 

Antipasto della casa
Bountiful spread of assorted local and imported Italian cured meats and cheeses, crostini, and "fantasia della chef" (market-driven small bites from the chef's imagination) 

Tortelloni di tartufo e nocciola 
Handmade tortelloni stuffed with black and white truffle, hazelnuts, & goat cheese dressed with truffle butter, pecorino Romano, & shaved fresh black truffle 

Risotto ai funghi e tartufo nero 
Truffle-infused arborio rice, crimini, porcini, shitake, pecorino Romano, shaved fresh black truffle 

Brasato al Barolo 
Local Midwestern beef short ribs braised in Barolo wine with shaved fresh black truffle
Contorni:Two seasonal side dishes 


Panna cotta di miele e tartufo
Truffle honey panna cotta, smoked salted caramel, shaved dark chocolate and fresh black truffle 

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