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Mercato tomorrow night for Restaurant Week?


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Mercato tomorrow night for Restaurant Week?

jeannette | Feb 21, 2006 09:09 AM

Hi! Has anyone been to Mercato yet for Restaurant Week? I have a reservation for tomorrow night. Here's the menu below: Any recommendations? I'm sooo excited. I've heard a lot of good things about Mercato.

Market Salad
Butternut squash & parsnip, arugula, mint, Parmesan hazelnut vinaigrette

Butter bean, raddichio, pine nuts & parsley
Extra virgin olive oil and Chianti vinegar

Braised calamari & pasta
Capellini, olives, capers oven-dried tomatoes, spicy garlic oil

Roasted portabella & arugula, puff pastry
pecorino, pine nuts, thyme citronette

(Item must be split between 2 people if chosen with Restaurant Week Menu)
Italian meats & cheeses, grilled & marinated vegetables, crostini

Cheese Plate
Rosemary cherries, fig & chestnut honey with hazelnuts

(choice of one)

Meatballs, sweet sausage, broccoli rabe, red gravy

Papperdelle Pasta
Portabella mushrooms, sautéed arugula, olive oil, garlic, shaved Parmesan, pine nuts

Parmesan Crusted Veal Cutlets
Wild mushrooms, ricotta-chive gnocchi, white wine veal demi glace

Pan Seared Diver Scallops
Wild mushroom & English pea risotto Parmesan crisp, truffle oil

Lobster & Shrimp “Pyramid” Pasta
Asparagus, Parmesan brown butter

Roasted Cornish Hen
Sausage, leek & pecan stuffing, cranberry-pear relish, creamy sage polenta

Crispy Skin Striped Bass
Caramelized cipollini onions, artichokes & Pancetta crisp, porcini
mushrooms & Chianti reduction

(choice of one)

Chocolate-covered espresso beans, Kahlua soaked lady fingers

Rosemary & Honey Olive Oil Cake

Cookie Plate
Traditional Italian cookies

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