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CHICAGO, IL, February 03, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you're looking a special Valentine's meal with great food and distinctive wines, look no further than Osteria La Madia, located at 59 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL. Chef Jonathan Fox is offering a special prix fixe menu February 12-14 along with his regular menu. Couples also will be treated to a complimentary parting gift of a box of house-made Truffles.
Choose from either a three-course or four-course menu starting with an Anti Pasti, followed by an entree, and dessert, $47 per person or $65 with wine pairings. Add a Pizzetta course for $57 per person or $79 with wine.
Your meal begins with choice of Yellow Tail Bruschetta, Foie Gras Ravioli, Spinach and Taleggio Fondue or Chopped Italian Greens, Creamy Herb Dressing, burnt Caramel bacon.
The selection of entrees includes Orecchiette, Chicken Sausage, Tomato Conserva, Roasted Eggplant, Green Olives; Casoncelli, Butternut Squash filled pasta, brown butter & pistachio; Pan Seared Steak Florentine; or Wild River Salmon, fennel, blood orange.
A fourth Pizzetta course is optional.
No Valentine's meal would be complete without a sweet ending. Choose from La Madia's house made Chocolate Tortino; Berries with Sweet Mascarpone Cream, Zeppoli, Bitter Chocolate Gelato.
For Valentine's Weekend Reservations call (312)-329-0400. Osteria La Madia (59 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago) is open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Valentine's Weekend Dinner Menu
February 12-14, 2016
Three Course: $47
With wine pairings $65
Four Course: $57 (with Pizzetta Selection)
With wine pairing $79
Anti Pasti (select one)
Yellow Tail Bruschetta
Foie Gras Ravioli
Spinach and Taleggio Fondue
Chopped Italian Greens, Creamy Herb Dressing, burnt Caramel bacon
Orecchiette, Chicken Sausage, Tomato Conserva, Roast Eggplant, Green Olives
Casoncelli, Butternut Squash filled pasta, brown butter & pistachio
Pan Seared Steak Florentine
-Wild River Salmon, fennel, blood orange
Berries with sweet mascarpone Cream
Zeppoli, Bitter Chocolate Gelato
Osteria La Madia's Valentine's Brunch
Valentine's looking begin the actual "big day" with Sunday brunch, Osteria La Madia is the place to go. In addition to the delicious brunch menu, couples will be treated to a parting gift of a half bottle of Prosecco and a complimentary Firecakes donut (one per couple).
At a prix fixe of $22 per person, Osteria La Madia may be one of the best deals in town, considering the restaurant's beautiful ambiance and delicious homemade contemporary food. You can also create your own brunch from its tasty a la carte menu.
The prix fixe menu begins with your choice of Anti Pasti and an Entree or Pizza and includes a glass of Prosecco or a Bellini ($22). The a la carte menu includes selections from the Anti Pasti menu: Brioche Cinnamon Roll with Nutella, Amarena cherry, bourbon icing ($8); Seasonal Fruit and House-Made Yogurt, pistachio granola, pumpkin seed, currant, pomegranate ($8); Prosciutto and Roasted Squash with roasted garlic creme fraiche, pickled cipollini, radish, herb ($11); Potato Fritters, Mortadella, scallions, yogurt, wine soaked fruit and frisee ($9); and Winter Citrus Salad, orange, grapefruit, radish, baby kale, and house-made farm cheese ($9).
Breakfast Entrees feature Crispy Port Belly, roasted tomatoes, melted mozzarella, scrambled eggs, and crispy potatoes ($13); Fried Egg Bruchetta, ciabatta, garlic, spinach, lemon aioli, bacon, house-made fennel sausage and Fontina cheese ($12); Ciabatta French Toast, Amarena cherries, pistachio granola and Chantilly ($13), and Italian Cold Cut Sandwich, Mortadella, finocchiona, hot coppa, pickled banana peppers and lemon aioli ($12).
Indulge in the must-have Breakfast and Signature Pizzas, featuring Fingerling Potato and Egg Yolk with caramelized onions, Italian parsley, parmesan and garlic ($13); Egg and Prosciutto di Parma with white sauce, parsley, caciocavallo, and cracked pepper ($18); Triple Pepperoni, mozzarella, basil and white truffle oil ($17); Pork Belly, Slagel Farms smoked pork belly, kale, caramelized onions and smoked mozzarella ($16), and 3 Hour Roasted Grape, taleggio ($13), add Prosciutto ($5).
Small Plates include the Bacon Board ($10), Nueskies, Applewood Smoked ($6), Volpi Pancetta, dried cured ($6) and various sides are available, too.
Food Lovers Valentine's Gift Idea
Those food lovers looking for the perfect gift, consider nabbing a seat of Osteria LaMadia's coveted February 16 Chefs Table. The special five course market menu with wine pairings ($79 per person plus tax and gratuity) is limited to only 12 people. Chef Jonathan is holding six seats for Valentines. Call 312-329-0400 to secure your pair. The meal features a local seasonal menu including:
Fresh Hearts of Palm Confit, White Bean Alba Truffle Puree
Dipinti, Chardonnay, 2013, Trentino-Alto Adige, IT
Shaved Raw Vegetable Salad, Artichokes, Fennel, Carrots, Charred Meyers Lemon, Sheep's Milk Pecorino, Smoked Cracked Peppercorns
Pan Seared Halibut, Heirloom Cranberry Beans, Italian Fine Herb Pistou
Nativ, Beneventano Falanghina, 2012, Campania, IT
Whole Egg Ravioli, San Marzano Tomato Fondue, Braised Ox Tail & Sweet Onion Ragu, Barolo Demi-Glace
Vietti, Tre Vigne, Barbera d'Asti, 2013 Piedmont
Bergamont Orange Tortino, Ansie Glazed
About Osteria La Madia
Osteria La Madia is where two pleasures--great food and distinctive, delicious wines--come together. It is an urban Italian osteria that pays homage to traditional Italian cuisine, featuring housemade pastas, anti pasti, salumi and prosciutto, formaggio, salads, and a full entree selection. The robust wine list features more than 75 wines by the glass, a handsome bottled wine collection and some very crafty cocktails.
Food specialties include Carnaroli Risotto with Black Alba Truffles and Pecorino; Wood Roasted Who Branzino with Fennel, Grapefruit and Pine Nuts; Pan Roasted Chicken with Braised Winter Vegetables, Capolini Onions, Apple, Jus; Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Acorn Squash and Fingerling Potatoes, and Chianti Braised Short Ribs with Roasted Baby Carrots, Carnaroli Risotto, and Grana Padana Parmigiano.
Fans of Osteria La Madia's pizza are never disappointed. The award-winning fired-roasted selections were developed as a result of chef/owner Jonathan Fox tasting dozens of styles of pizza in the U.S. and Europe. Chef Fox put his own spin on this most elemental of dishes and the results are outstanding.
Osteria La Madia's menu is designed for sharing, with flavor-packed, wood-fired pizzas that change seasonally, inventive salads, and savory pasta dishes. Desserts are all made on premises, in keeping with what is seasonally available.
In addition to wine, Osteria La Madia offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made from spirits infused in-house. Service is attentive, giving guests ample time to savor their food and drink in a relaxed yet up-tempo atmosphere.
When friends ask you to suggest a sleek yet comfortable place for a relaxed meal, Osteria La Madia will be your first choice. Delivery orders may be made on line at: http://osterialamadia.com or by calling 312-329-0400.
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