On Wednesday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m., owners Francis Cratil-Cretarola and Cathy Lee, along with Chef Damon Menapace, will host a very special dinner benefiting Puentes de Salud
The Artisan’s Cellarcitywide effort on behalf of the city’s immigrant population, with 100% of proceeds going to Puentes de Salud.
Chef Menapace incorporated ingredients native to the Americas that became integral to Italian cooking, such as tomatoes, vanilla, zucchini, corn, squash, and chocolate — and the menu will include:
· First Course: Grilled Zucchini with buffalo mozzarella and anchovy; Squash Fritters, with pecorino cheese; Bruschetta with zucchini caponata
· Second Course: Mugnaia with peppers, chilis, garlic and olive oil; Chitarra with fresh tomatoes and pancetta; Ricotta Raviolo with spicy tomato sauce
· Third Course: Lamb Ragu over polenta; Striped Bass with corn and black truffle
· Fourth Course: Vanilla Semifreddo with chocolate sauce and chocolate crumble; Assorted Biscotti
Cratil-Cretarola and Lee are extremely passionate about Puentes de Salud’s mission and wanted to give back in a meaningful way to the immigrant workers and entrepreneurs that have helped transform the city’s food scene.