The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Who knew Capital Grille could speak Italian

Yes, it is true, Capital Grille is speaking Italian for all to enjoy. It started Monday, February 23rd and running through April 5th, Capital Grille has created a five course Italian dinner for a mere $49.00.

When I had the opportunity partake of the special menu, I could not turn it down for many reasons: ONE-my husband LOVES Capital Grille and has been known to take a day off of work to go there for lunch and TWO-at Capital Grille you don’t eat, you dine; the service is impeccable and the food never disappoints.

For your drinking and food pairing pleasure Capital Grille and Castello Banfi have partnered in an exclusive release of BelnerO, Sangiovese di Montalcino proprietor’s reserve 2005. It is available for limited time at a discounted price of $69 per bottle or $17 per glass.

February 23, 2009 to April 5th 2009
Capital Grille's Five Course Italian Dinner
$49.00 per person - excludes beverages, tax & gratuity

Zuppa di Funghi Porcini
Creamy porcini mushroom soup with droplets of chive oil

(I love anything mushroom, so I might be prejudice but the starter of soup on my tongue was like the late Cary Grant –SMOOTH!)

Insalata Verde del Campo con Finocchio e Caprino
Field greens, shaved fennel, goat cheese, 12-year balsamic,
Tuscan extra virgin olive oil

(So much salad, two people could have eaten just one. You will enjoy the difference the aged balsamic vinegar makes)

Sorbetto di Limone al Basilico
Lemon basil sorbet

Choice of
Filetto di Manzo con Pomodori e Peperoni Arrostiti, Cipolline Caramellate
Herb-marinated beef tenderloin
with roasted tomatoes and red peppers, caramelized cipollini onions
Pesce Spada in Cartoccio
Swordfish roasted inside parchment paper with white wine,
roasted tomatoes, oil-cured olives, and capers

(I can’t say enough about these dishes. The meat was prepared to perfect temperature. Both were generous portions and with the perfect Italian accoutrements.)

Accompanied by
Maccheroni al Forno in Crema di Mascarpone con Tartufo
Campanelle pasta baked in mascarpone cream with shaved black truffle

(After my first bite, I didn’t want to share any of this with my husband – this was heaven on the tongue; rich, creamy with the aromatics of the black truffle driving me into food ecstasy.)

Gelato Fatto in Casa, con Salsa Cioccolato e Biscotti
Housemade caramel gelato with chocolate sauce and housemade biscotti

(As much as I was hording the Maccheroni al Forno, my husband inhaled his gelato and dug into mind)

For more info:
The Capital Grille
500 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202


Anonymous said...

Sounds incredible!! Hey, Chris Ann and I wanted to personally thank you! Check out our post today! We couldn't have done it without you!! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Five courses for just shy of $50 is not a bad deal at all..


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