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A modern take on a classic Italian inspired tradition
You don't need to be Italian to enjoy this fun and seafood forward menu. This menu is full of the fresh flavors of Italy, I am crushing hard on the Cioppino, it is litterally one of my favorite seafood soups, and it is so easy to throw together. Give this menu a try, I know you are going to love it.
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Starter - Mediterranean
Grilled Calamari & Herbed OlivesMediterranean cuisine offers some of the best treasures of the sea, like this tasty calamari recipe. The dish pairs briny olives with tender squid and classic Mediterranean herbs & spices. Wrap the seasoned olives in a foil pocket and throw them on the grill with the squid. You will have an elegant platter of calamari in no time!
Main Dish - American
CioppinoThis modern version of Italian-inspired bouilliabase was created in San Francisco. It is a scrumptious blend of clams, mussels, crab, halibut and tender shrimp in a savory tomato broth. Cioppino makes a hearty & rustic meal with plenty of crusty bread for dipping!
Pasta - European
Clams & LinguineThis rustic seafood & pasta dish is easy to make and is brimming with flavor. The al dente pasta is mixed with toasted bread crumbs and aromatic herbs, then topped with tender clams. Your family will feel like they are visiting your favorite seafood restaurant!
Dessert - European
Limoncello GelatoAfter a hearty meal, nothing pampers your taste buds like a creamy dish of gelato. Fresh lemon & limoncello give this classic Italian dessert its refreshing kick. You will savor each chilly spoonful!
Cocktail Pairing - European