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Primavera Wine Dinner

7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 30
Five course dinner with wine pairings

The spring wine dinner at Piccino is one of our favorites. The markets are starting to pop with bright colors that have been absent all winter, and the restaurant is pulsing with excitement over what new things will be on the menu. The bounty of spring comes in many flavors: sugar snap peas, fava beans, young ceci, and all things tender and sweet. Green garlic and baby leeks are showing up on restaurant menus all over the city. Chefs circle around preferred purveyors with hawk-like vigilance for items like ramps and morels.

For me, the season and the cuisine speaks directly to what we do at Piccino. Find the best ingredients, direct from the farm, and bring them to you in a dish that allows the food to speak for itself. Thoughtfully pair it with an equally special wine that only amplifies the flavors. Keep it simple; less is more.

And that's what we're doing with this dinner – straightforward, fresh, and utterly enjoyable. The season calls for clean, crisp white and rosé. Think riesling, kerner and pinot grigio; Friuli, the Mosel and Alsace. We're tasting, musing and tweaking the dishes to bring you the perfect combinations. At the moment we like a vegetarian crudo, English pea pasta, and maybe a gamebird to top off the evening. Of course we'll have to pair that with a dash of red wine.

The Nitty Gritty

Dinner will be a five-course event starting at 7:30pm. Guests are seated together at the two large tables in the center of our dining room to foster community and conversation. Come! Bring a friend, a group, or whomever. But whatever you do, bring a desire to eat, drink, talk, make friends and celebrate the change of the seasons.

The menu will consist of four savory courses, followed by a cheese course rather than dessert. Each course will be paired with its own wine. If you have a restricted diet and would like to attend, please call the restaurant or send us an email. Tickets are available on Brown Paper Tickets; $95 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

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Brunch....every weekend!

It's official. Brunch is here!  You've asked for it, and we delivered. Every weekend from 11 am - 3pm you can enjoy brunch Piccino-style. A hot cappuccino, a mimosa and our brioche french toast. Or perhaps you'd prefer the baked egg and polpette. Whatever your brunch craving - even our pizza - stop in and check out the new menu this weekend.