It’s that time! Today we are two weeks out from Spiaggia Pizzeria. We hope you will join us on August 5 at 7PM at Harry’s for the next in our series of fun and delicious family-style dinners with great visiting chefs… If you haven’t already snagged your ticket you may do so at this link! We had a great call with Tony and Erik Freeberg, his chef of Bar Toma who will be accompanying him in Miami, and are thrilled to share Spiaggia’s pop-up menu now with you here!
Mantuano and the Band Cork – tequila, grapefruit-infused Aperol, LIllet blanc, prosecco
Pizza con Vongole – Clams Casino Pizza
Carne Cruda – raw, diced dry-aged striploin, truffle, celery and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Fegattini – Tuscan chicken liver spread, tamarind marmellata
Cosce di Rana – wood oven roasted frog legs, pomegranate-harissa sauce
Treccia – Hand-braided 100% buffalo milk mozzarella, Spiaggia extra virgin olive oil, black pepper
Gamberi in Guazzetto – royal red shrimp, wood-roasted tomato, kale
Calamari Ripieno – Seafood sausage and Spanish chorizo-stuffed Squid, spicy tomato, crispy shallot
Gnocchi con Trippa alla Fiorentina – potato gnocchi, Florence-style tripe and pecorino Toscano D.O.P.
Faraona al Forno – Guinea Hen, black truffle, crispy potatoes, guinea hen sauce
Zucca con Parmigiano e Balsamico: Calabaza puree, Parmigiano-Reggiano, fried sage leaves, Spiaggia Balsamic Vinegar
Budino di “Vin Santo e Cantucci” – Vin Santo budino, biscotti crumble, salted almonds
menu subject to change
You may remember him from season two of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” but Tony is so much more than a chef who has appeared on the small screen. In 2005, he was recognized as the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Midwest, for one. The chef/partner of Spiaggia (Chicago,) Lorenzo (South Beach,) Bar Toma (Chicago,) Terzo Piano (Art Institute of Chicago,) and Mangia Trattoria (Wisconsin) also has a huge soft spot for a cause that we care about — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. In fact, Michael and chef Roel of The Cypress Room will fly out to The Windy City one week after Spiaggia Pizzeria to join Tony and pop alumnus Paul Kahan as they host the first Lemon Chicago event. To say Tony’s been busy doesn’t quite capture it. He just opened a contemporary American tavern called River Roast in Chicago’s River North neighborhood this month, and this year marks Spiaggia’s 30th (!!!) anniversary. Amazing!
You know the drill. Seating is first come, first served for this family-style meal at our casual neighborhood joint. Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you’ve got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d’oeuvres, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and wine director Eric Larkee and our tap beers at your disposal. Take home something special from Tony, too, his SPIAGGIA COOKBOOK! All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $150.