Raffaella Prandi, Roman journalist and food writer for Italy’s influential wine and food publication ‘Gambero Rosso’, will partner with chef Cathy Whims to put forth a Mantovana dinner Monday evening, July 20, at Nostrana.
Born and raised in Mantua, Italy, Raffaella is an expert on Mantovana cuisine. She joins us for a month in Portland to practice her English, cook in the Nostrana kitchen, and explore the city.
Monday’s menu will include:
Risotto alla Pilota
rice with sausage, rosemary, and garlic
Cabanon Oltrepo Pavese Bonarda 2005
Faraona in Crosta di Parmigiano
guinea hen baked in a crust of parmigiano with eggs and cognac
served with Ayers Creek Farm blackberry salad
Vignalta ‘Venda’ Colli Euganei Rosso 2004
crumbly cake of Ayers Creek Farm cornmeal, butter and almonds
Cost is $35 not including gratuity.
Reservations: (503) 234-2427
Wine pairings by Nicholas Suhor and chef Whims are $13.
Reservations are required for this special menu and opportunity to meet Raffaella.