Festa Regionale: Puglia – Il Fornaio


Il Fornaio
18051 Von Karman,

CuisineType : Italian

You’re invited to join our monthly culinary expedition through the diverse regions of Italy. As we traverse the country, we celebrate the various types of food found in each unique area. This month, we visit Puglia with Chef Guiseppe DiMola
Zuppa di Lenticchie alla Rustica Lentil soup with farro, barley, carrots, onions, celery and tomato (vegan) 4.99 cup 5.99 bowl
Burrata di Andria Burrata cheese with sliced vine-ripened tomatoes, oregano and baby arugula; drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil (vegetarian) 12.99
Zucchine alla Parmigiana Thinly sliced zucchini, lightly fried and layered with mozzarella, tomato sauce, Parmigiano and basil, baked in the oven (vegetarian) 9.99
Penne al Forno Pasta tubes with meatballs, tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella, topped with grated Parmigiano cheese and finished in the pizza oven 16.99
Orecchiette Fave e Cicorie “Little ear” pasta with fava beans, dandelion greens, garlic, peperoncino and aged ricotta salata (vegetarian) 16.59
Spaghettoni con Salsiccia e Rapini Spaghettoni with sausage, broccoli rabe, tomatoes, garlic, basil, peperoncino and pecorino cheese 17.99
Risotto del Gargano Imported carnaroli rice with scallops, shrimp, tomatoes, garlic, peperoncino and arugula 19.99
Petto di Pollo ai Carciofi Boneless, free-range chicken breast sauteed with fresh sliced artichokes, white wine, garlic, butter, lemon and fresh mint; served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and broccolini 22.99
Spiedini di Carne alla Pugliese Skewers of grilled Italian sausage, beef tenderloin, chicken breast, bell peppers, rosemary, sage and onions; served on sauteed dandelion greens 26.99
Merluzzo alla Barese Wild cod filet roasted with grilled zucchini, sundried tomatoes, potatoes, olives and herbs, topped with crispy breadcrumbs 25.99
Grigliata di Pesce Misto Mixed seafood grill of salmon, petrale sole, giant prawn, scallop and calamari topped with lemon olive oil; served with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and sauteed broccolini 27.99
Torta alle Mandorle Warm chocolate-almond cake with creme anglaise, rum chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream 7.99
Vini della Puglia
Chardonnay del Salento, Tormaresca, 2010 This elegant white wine is produced from 100% chardonnay and is a great example of Italian chardonnay at its best and brightest. It has layered aromas and flavors of citrus fruit and vanilla and a long-lasting finish, making it a perfect match with the Zuppa and Petto di Pollo. $4 half glass $7 glass $28 bottle.
Roycello Fiano, Tormaresca, 2010 Produced from 100% fiano grapes cultivated on the Salento peninsula, this medium-bodied white is wonderfully aromatic with crisp, fresh apple and floral aromas and smooth, nutty complex flavors on the palate. It is an excellent match with the Orecchiette and Grigliata. $6 half glass $11 glass $43 bottle.
Neprica, Tormaresca, 2010 This medium-bodied, rustic red is named for its blend of grapes – Negroamaro, Primitivo and Cabernet Sauvignon (a 40-30-30 blend). It is rich and concentrated with aromas of cherry and spice complemented by warm ripe plum flavors and a smooth, spicy finish which makes it an excellent pairing for the Zucchine and Spiedini. $5 half glass $9 glass $35 bottle
Salice Salentino, Castello di Monaci, 2010 Salice Salentino, a medium-bodied red, is produced from a blend of 85% Negroamaro and 15% Malvasia. It is supple and smooth with a bright and balanced finish and makes a nice match with the Penne and Spaghettoni.$5 half glass $9 glass $35 bottle
Primitivo, Botromagno, 2009 Primitivo, thought to be identical to the full-flavored Zinfandel grape of California, is a full-bodied, complex red. It has an intense bouquet of violets with luscious berry flavors, is big and bold with long-lasting flavors and has a spicy-peppery finish that make it a great complement to the Spaghettoni or Spiedini. $6 half glass $11 glass $43 bottle

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