Monday, December 26, 2011

OPERA NIGHT – Sunday, January 15, 2012


Six Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, December 18th  – 6:00 PM
Reservations – 410.625.0534


Welcome in the New Year with an evening of fine food and fabulous voices at Sotto Sopra Restaurant. Relish the unamplified voices of these performers in our historic Mt. Vernon townhouse as they resonate throughout the room. Enjoy fine Italian fare with a 6 course dinner interspersed with your favorite arias.

 
PERFORMERS
Karen Myers, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Piano

MENU
Carrot Soup
wild mushrooms / balsamic

Winter Baby Beet Panzanella
Dates / pancetta / goat cheese / arugula / tangerine dressing
                                                                                                                     
Scallop and Roasted Squash Risotto
 fried broccoli rabe / crispy pancetta/ sage-cider-maple glaze

Rosemary/ Lemon Sorbet

Braised Stuffed Veal Shoulder
Apricot stuffing / braised lentils/ fava bean puree

Chocolate/ Pistachio Crème Brulee

58 per person
Includes six course dinner and entertainment
(not included-beverages,tax and gratuity)
Reservations:  410 625 0534

Save the Dates - Future Opera Night
Sundays:  February 26th, March 25th, April 29th

no other promotions or discount are applicable to this event

Friday, December 16, 2011

Winter Restaurant Week 2012

Wasn't it just Summer Restaurant Week!  Well here it is 2012 Winter Restaurant Week sneaking up on us.  It kicks off Friday, January 20th and ends Sunday, January 29th. BULLETIN:  We have extended Restaurant Week through to Sunday, February 5th.  We will be participating both in lunches Monday through Saturday and dinners every evening. 

You will find a selection of our higher end menu items on the Winter Restaurant Week menu with an additional charge for those who want a bit more.  

Reservations: 410 625 0534

2012 Winter Restaurant Week Dinner Menu*

Friday, January 20 to Sunday. February 5th

Three Course Dinner - $30.12



First Course 
(choice of one)

Soup of the Day

La Nostra Insalata
Bitter greens/dill/shaved fennel/ Parmigiano /Champagne vinegar-Dijon dressing

Winter Panzanella
Farm baby red-yellow beets/ arugula/ pancetta/ goat cheese/ croutons/ dates
Add $4

Persimmon and Buffalo Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Olive crostino/ fried sage/ 12 year old balsamic

Insalata alla Cesare con Carta di Musica
Caesar salad/ thin wafer basket

Polenta con Lumache al Burro Aromatizzato
Valtellina polenta/ escargot ragu/ garlic butter

Cozze Saltate al Curry e Latte di Cocco
Sautéed mussels/ Indian Curry/ coconut milk/ leeks

Tar Tar di Agnello con Uovo di Quaglia e Salsa al Limone e Aglio
Lamb tartar/ quail egg/ chilies/ chives/ red onions/ truffle essence
Add $5

Crostini ai funghi con aioli al limone
Wild mushroom crostini/ Tuscan bread/ lemon aioli

Flat Bread of the Day

Polenta Fritta Bergamot
Fried polenta/ truffle sea salt/ smoked paprika-caper aioli
Optional: Add speck – $5 additional

Finocchiona e Burrata in Insalata
Fennel salami/ burrata cheese
Add $5

Ragu di Fagioli Cannellini con Salsiccia di Agnello
Cannellini bean cassoulet/ lamb sausage/ cucumber slaw

Second Course  
(choice of one)

Pappardelle Sotto Sopra
Homemade pappardelle pasta/ fresh tomato sauce/ smoked mozzarella

Gnocchi di Ricotta al Burro e Salvia/ Pomodoro Fresco
Ricotta gnocchi/ butter and sage/ fresh tomato sauce

Fracobolli di Ricotta e Spinaci.
Homemade ricotta- spinach stamps/ fresh tomato sauce

Fettuccine al Ragu’ di Coda di Bue e Costolette
Fettuccine/ oxtail-short rib ragout/ lemon crème fresh

Stracceti di Funghi Selvatici
Straccetti pasta/ wild mushroom sauce

Spaghetti Neri alla Chitarra con Ragu di Pesce e Porri
Black ink chitarra spaghetti/ leeks/ fish medley

Ravioloni di Zucca e Salvia con Salsiccia, Salvia e Amaretti di Saronno
Homemade pumkin ravioloni/ amaretto cookies/ sausage/ Alfredo Parmesan sauce

Gorgonzola/ Spinach Risotto

Pollo Organico Ripieno di Sasiccia con Salsa di Funghi, e Spinaci Agliati
Airline chicken/ sausage stuffing/ crispy mushrooms/ celery root lasagna

Il Cioppino di Sotto Sopra
Lobster bisque /mussels/ clams/ salmon/other fish of the moment in season/ Tuscan bread

Salmone con Fregola alle Olive e Arancie Rosse
Chilean salmon - pan seared/ olive fregola sarda/melted red onion/ lobster tangerine essence

Filetto di Brazino con Salsa al Basilica e Finocchio e Burro all’Arancia Sanguigna
Branzino filet/ Fennel-basil sauce/ grilled vegetables ragu/ blood orange brown butter

Costoletta di Manzo Brasata con Polenta al Tartufo e Insalata di Erbe
Slow braised beef short- rib/ truffled polenta taragna/ celery root-grapefruit-parsley-mint herb salad.
Add $10

Delmonico di Manzo
Delmonico Ribeye – espresso rubbed/ pumpkin lasagna/ broccolini/ Barolo reduction
Add $15

Third Course  
(choice of one)

Pistachio-Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Semolina Cake
Mascarpone cream/ fig-limoncello sauce

Pear Tart Frangipane
Pear sorbet

Warm Chocolate Cake
Raspberry Sorbet

Gianduia Pot du Crème

Lemon Tart
Whipped cream

Ice Cream or Sorbet of the Day

*Menu items are subject to change due to availability or market changes.
No other promotions or discounts are applicable during Restaurant Week.
Valet parking available - $5
 
2012 Winter Restaurant Week Lunch Menu*
Friday, January 20th to Saturday, February 4th
Two Courses - $15.12

First Course  
 (choice of one)

Soup of the Day

La Nostra Insalata
Bitter greens/dill/shaved fennel/Parmigiano/Champagne vinegar-Dijon dressing

Insalata alla Cesare
Caesar salad

Arugula Fennel Salad
Parmesan shavings, lemon oil vinaigrette

Polenta Soffice/ Ragu di Lumache/ Burro Aromatizzato
Soft polenta/ snails ragout/ garlic butter

Polenta Fritta Bergamot
Fried polenta/ truffle sea salt/ caper aioli

Second Course 
(choice of one)

Spaghetti All’Amatriciana
Spaghetti/ onion/pancetta/tomato sauce

Rigatoni alle Melanzane e Mozzarella
Rigatoni pasta/ roasted eggplants/ fresh mozzarella

Pappardelle Sotto Sopra
Fresh pappardelle / smoked mozzarella/fresh tomato sauce

Cozze Saltate alla Marinara
Sautéed mussels/ garlic white wine - tomato broth

Risotto of the day

Panino di Vegetali alla Griglia
Grilled vegetable panino/ goat cheese/ watercress pesto

Panino con Salmone alla Griglia
Grilled salmon panino/ horseradish aioli/tomato

Panino con Pollo alla Griglia
Grilled chicken panino/ roasted sweet corn/ tomato

Salmone alla Lavanda e Miele
Grilled salmon/ lavender honey/ broccoli/mashed potatoes


*menu items can be subject to change due to availability or market conditions
No other promotions or discounts are applicable during Restaurant Week
Valet parking available - $5 We will only be serving the Restaurant Week Menu during these dates.






Friday, November 25, 2011

December Wine Tasting - Champagne Vs Sparkling Wine

BENCHMARK WINE TASTING SERIES


CHAMPAGNE VS SPARKLING WINE
Thursday, December 15th ~ 6 p.m. 

Chris Clune
Benchmark:

n. a point of reference from which measurements of any sort may be made.
 

Each month Christopher Clune, Sotto Sopra's sommelier focuses on   a specific grape variety or types, like Malbec or Super Tuscans. The wines tasted will represent the first AND best examples from award winning vineyards around the world. 


December 15th 2011: CHAMPAGNE VS SPARKLING WINE. The tasting will start at 6:00 PM sharp, and all who attend will receive 20% off dinner that evening. There will be lite bites to accompany the tasting.



$30 per person

(tax and gratuity not included).

  Reservation only. Space is limited.
410-625-0534 


December 18th Opera Night - Six Course Dinner


Six Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, December 18th  – 6:00 PM
Reservations – 410.625.0534

Enjoy the holiday season with Sotto Sopra’s December Opera Night. Festive decorations in the historic building add to the evening’s enjoyment. Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Piano

MENU

Celery Root Bisque
with smoked pork belly meatballs

Endive & Arugula Salad
with pear vinaigrette/ pine nuts/ pomegranate/
pears/ Mimolette cheese
                                                                                              
Risotto with Red Beets
with fresh Burrata cheese

Cactus Pear Sorbet

Lamb Breast Roll
“porchetta” style alla Toscana
with soft polenta/ Brussels sprouts

Warm Apple Strudel
with cinnamon ice cream/ crème anglaise

58 per person
Includes six course dinner and entertainment
(not included-beverages, tax and gratuity)
Reservations:  410 625 0534 

Save the Dates - Future Opera Night
Sundays: January 15th, February 26th, March 25th, April 29th
no other promotions or discount are applicable to this event


Sunday, October 23, 2011

November Benchmark Wine Tastings - Super Tuscans

BENCHMARK WINE TASTING SERIES




SUPER TUSCANS
Thursday, November 17th ~ 6 p.m. 

Chris Clune
Benchmark:
n. a point of reference from which measurements of any sort may be made.
 
Each month Christopher Clune, Sotto Sopra's sommelier focuses on   a specific grape variety or types, like Malbec or Super Tuscans. The wines tasted will represent the first AND best examples from award winning vineyards around the world. 

November 17th 2011: SUPER TUSCANS. The tasting will start at 6:00 PM sharp, and all who attend will receive 20% off dinner that evening. There will be lite bites to accompany the tasting.

$40 per person
(tax and gratuity not included).
  Reservation only. Space is limited.
410-625-0534 

SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY

December 15th, 2011.Champagne vs Sparkling Wine - $30

Opera Night - Sunday, November 20th, 2011



Six Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, November 20th  – 6:00 PM
Reservations – 410.625.0534

Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra’s 19th century dining room.  A delicious fall menu with our salute to pumpkin and fall foods.

The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Karen Myers, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Piano

MENU

Lobster Bisque

with Marvesta shrimp and dill-lemon crème fraiche

Eggplant Timballo
with buffalo mozzarella and fresh tomato sauce

Risotto with Spinach
with  Gorgonzola dolce cheese.

Pear and Prosecco Sorbet

Flash-Seared European Branzino Filet
with carrot- ginger mousseline, pickled king oyster mushrooms, charred bok choy 
and soy butter


Semolina Cake
with black mission figs and almonds

58 per person
Includes six course dinner and entertainment
(not included-beverages, tax and gratuity)
Reservations:  410 625 0534 

Save the Dates - Future Opera Night
Sundays: December 18th

no other promotions or discount are applicable to this event

Friday, September 30, 2011

October Opera Night - Sunday, October 23rd


October Opera Night
Six Course Italian Dinner & Live Opera Performances
Sunday, October 23rd  – 6:00 PM
Reservations – 410.625.0534


Our performers will regale you with your favorite arias that tell the stories of lives and loves both won and lost. Hear their amazing voices as they envelop Sotto Sopra’s 19th century dining room.  A delicious fall menu with our salute to pumpkin and fall foods.

The acoustics are amazing, the singers engaging and the food---aah, the food reflects the deft hand that is Italian.

PERFORMERS
Jillian Finnamore, Soprano
Paul McIlvaine, Tenor
Tom Hetrick, Piano

MENU
Pumpkin Soup
with homemade marshmallows

House Cured Duck Prosciutto
with fennel and cucumber, grapefruit and lime

Homemade Pumpkin-Amaretto Purses
with cream sauce and broken sausage

Green Apple Sorbet

Braised Lamb Shank
with preserved lemon and eggplant relish, roasted almonds, 
couscous and harissa broth

Lemon Sabayon-Pine Nut Tart
with honey mascarpone cream


58 per person
Includes six course dinner and entertainment
(not included-beverages, tax and gratuity)
Reservations:  410 625 0534 

Save the Dates - Future Opera Nights
Sundays:
November 20th and December 18th

no other promotions or discount are applicable to this event

Malbec Wine Tasting - October 20th

BENCHMARK WINE TASTING SERIES



MALBEC
Thursday, October 20th ~ 6 p.m. 

Chris Clune
Benchmark:
n. a point of reference from which measurements of any sort may be made.
 
Each month Christopher Clune, Sotto Sopra's sommelier focuses on   a specific grape variety or types, like Malbec or Super Tuscans. The wines tasted will represent the first AND best examples from award winning vineyards around the world. 

October 20th 2011: MALBEC. The tasting will start at 6:00 PM sharp, and all who attend will receive 20% off dinner that evening. There will be lite bites to accompany the tasting.

$30 per person
(tax and gratuity not included).
  Reservation only. Space is limited.
410-625-0534 

SAVE THE DATES
THURSDAYS

November 17th, 2011. Super Tuscans - $40
December 15th, 2011.Champagne vs Sparkling Wine - $30