Winter Specials and Drinks
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Chef and co-owner Craig Bashel has been busy in the kitchen recently, creating several delicious specials for you to enjoy. Inspired by fresh local clams from Puget Sound the small batch fresh pastas from NE Portland’s Classic Foods, here’s what he has been cooking up!

Steamed Manila Clams

Fresh Manila clams

Starting with the antipasti…a bowl of plump, Steamed Manila Clams cooked with white wine, Italians sausage and tomatoes. These fresh bivalves come from Penn Cove in Puget Sound and are sustainably farmed in the pristine water there. Served with a basket of fresh bread to soak up the flavorful broth…9.95

Penne with Turkey Meatballs & Eggplant

Penne with Turkey Meatballs & Eggplant

A tip of that hat to cooler weather, Penne with Turkey Meatballs & Eggplant is a hearty, satisfying pasta made with fresh artisan penne…you will love its wonderful flavor and texture. We make savory turkey meatballs with fennel seeds, parmesan and breadcrumbs, and simmer them in a sauce of crushed tomatoes, garlic, oregano and roasted eggplant. A dollop of fresh ricotta finishes the dish...14.75

Linguini alle Vongole

Linguini alle Vongole

Our second pasta special is that most happy marriage of pasta and seafood, Linguini alle Vongole. Again we’re using tender fresh Manila clams from Penn Cove Shellfish Farm combined with garlic, white wine, lemon, butter and a dash of parsley and chili flakes. Briny, winey and yummy, it’s served with two pieces of garlic bread...16.95

 

Warm up with cold weather drinks

Refreshers

Black Currant-Cranberry Soda

Winter Pomegranate Sangria

with a hint of vanilla syrup...3.50

Blood-Orange Rum Punch


Bacardi Silver rum with blood orange puree, lime, San Pellegrino Aranciata and a dash of bitters in a tall glass over ice...7.50

Winter Pomegranate Sangria

Juicy Pinot Noir from local Underwood Wines blended with pomegranate, orange, brandy and triple sec...7.50

Warmers

Tuaca Hot Toddy

Caffe Saronno

Kahlua, Amaretto di Saronno and Frangelico with Portland Roasting’s Pastini Blend coffee and whipped cream...7.50

Tuaca Hot Toddy

Brandy blended with Tuaca Italian Liqueur and vanilla syrup, garnished with lemon and cloves...7.25

 

See the menu for our housemade lemonades and Italian Sodas.