Monday, November 30, 2009

Salt Lake City's "Best Italian" Celebrates 10 Years!

Lugano Restaurant situated in the East Millcreek neighborhood of Salt Lake City looks forward to a full year of celebration in 2010. Owner/Chef Greg Neville has built this culinary gem over the past decade based on dedication to local, sustainable, organic and imported Italian ingredients. Lugano's awarded menu is inspired by Northern Italian rustic regional fare.

Neville's 2010 celebration calendar includes:
Ten Year Anniversary Italian Dinner Series

January 20, 2010
Annual Piemonte Dinner with Aldo Vacca of Produttori Barbaresco & Guest Chef Maurizio Albarello of Trattoria Antica Torre

February 10, 2010
Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany & Special Guest Dirrettori James Mariani, proprietor, Castello Banfi
March 24, 2010
The World of Napa Valley
Special Guest Wineries Viader, Steltzner, Rudd, Charbay Spirits & Distillery No. 206

April, 2010
(Date and Special guest winery TBA)

May, 2010
Casual Italian Antipasti & Small Plates Dinner focusing on the kitchen of Piemonte & the Northern Lake Country
(Date and Special guest winery TBA)

June 9, 2010
Ten Year/Ten-Course “2 Continent Anniversary Dinner” Celebration
Special Guests Countess Noemi Cinzano, proprietor of Argiano, Montalcino & Bodega Noemia, Patagonia & Celebrity Winemaker Hans Vinding-Diers

Lugano Cooking Class Series

March 20, 2010
“Pre-spring Tuscan Fair”
(Featuring fave beans, pecorino toscano, ribolita, young lamb & pappardelle)

April 17, 2010
“Lugano’s Pantry”
(Featuring olive oil, dried beans, preserves, grains & dried pasta)

May 15, 2010
“From Lugano with Love”
(Focusing on regional Piemonte and Lombardia specialties)

June 19, 2010
“Let Summer Begin”
(Featuring picnic ideas and BBQ techniques)

Special Holiday Offerings

February 12-14, 2010
“Festa di San Valentino”
Special Venetian semi-prefixed 5 course tasting menu

April 4, 2010
Easter Sunday Supper
Featuring oven roasted lamb, sole with baby artichokes, cauliflower flan with fave beans & pecorino “tartufato”

May 9, 2010
Mother’s Day Supper
Lugano favorites paired with specialty fare from Barbaresco to Asti

Month-long Celebration Offerings

MAY: Lugano “In Maggio”
Lugano will highlight the height of spring cooking from Piemonte and the Lake Country surrounding Lugano including weekly wine flights and signature Lugano cocktails.

JUNE: Ten Year Anniversary Month
Lugano will focus on four different regions throughout the month: Abruzzo, Liguria, Veneto, Sicilia. Wine flights will be featured weekly along with signature Lugano cocktails and specialty wine flights.

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