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June 5, 2013 / pacificplaceseattle

Il Fornaio Celebrates Liguria

Every month, Il Fornaio takes us on a culinary journey through the fabulous flavors of a different region of Italy. From now through June 16th, this celebration of Italian cuisine, aptly titled Festa Regionale, will take us on a flavorful tour of a little region along the northwest coast of Italy called Liguria. Liguria is famous for its close relationship with the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and for Seattleites, this means one thing: seafood!

From shrimp to scallops to sea bass, the special Liguria inspired menu is packed full of the fresh seafood flavors we in the Northwest know and love!

Take the Risotto Di Camogli, for example. We might not be able to pronounce the name, but we’re in love with this shrimp and artichoke risotto with pesto that’s topped with grilled scallops and tiger shrimp. Pair that with a glass (or bottle, if that’s your style) of fresh and complex Vermentino wine and we swear you’ll want to pick up and move to Liguria.

If you’re not in the mood for Risotto, then try the Sea bass sautéed with Ligurian Taggiasche olives, tomato and pine nuts; served with mashed potatoes. These rich Italian flavors combine to create one of our favorite dishes on the Il Fornaio menu.

Remember, no classic Italian meal is complete without dessert! Top things off with fresh berry tart loaded with blackberries, blueberries and raspberries; served with crème anglaise and chocolate sauce.

Be sure to check out the entire Ligurian menu here.

Buon appetito!

Il Fornaio

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