Houston launches first italian restaurant week – houston chronicle

If you like top shelf prosciutto, Italian cheeses and olives, and the best olive oils and risotto, you’re in luck. Baked chicken parmesan casserole Nine of Houston’s top Italian restaurants will participate in a first Italian Restaurant Week set for Nov. Chicken parmesan dinner sides 14-20.

The event is a partnership between the Italy America Chamber of Commerce and the Extraordinary Italian Taste, a campaign dedicated to the education of authentic Italian food products. Cheese on chicken parmesan That campaign showcases artisan foods such a prosciutto, Cerignola olives, Arborio rice, balsamic vinegar from Modena, extra virgin olive oil, and select chocolate, salami and tomato sauce.


Ingredients for parmesan chicken Those products will be used by the restaurants offering special a la carte or prix fixe meals during the Italian Restaurant Week.

There’s also a good cause at play: a portion of proceeds from the special dishes and set dinners will be donated to assist with the Italian earthquake relief.

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, 6100 Westheimer: Will donate $5 from each $35 set menu that includes a choice of appetizer (classic bruschetta or anancini), an antipasto dish, choice of entrée (spaghetti cacao e pepe or braised beef in red wine with risotto), and dessert.

Arcodoro, 5000 Westheimer at Centre at Post Oak: Will donate a percentage from a special menu that includes dishes such prosciutto with buffalo mozzarella and roasted pumpkin; focaccia with Parmigiano Reggiano, prosciutto and cerignola olives; beet risotto; shrimp risotto; braised wild boar ribs with aged Modena balsamic vinegar; and wood fired pizza with Pecorino Romano cream, cerignola olives, prosciutto, arugula, and Parmigiano Reggiano).

Cane Rosso, 1835 N. How to make chicken parmesan youtube Shepherd in Heights and 4306 Yoakum in Montrose: Will donate a percentage from a $30 set menu that features first course of antipasto (bruschetta of mushrooms and herbed ricotta, arancini, mozzarella, prosciutto and olives), followed by second course of white pizza with prosciutto, arugula and Pecorino Romano, and a dessert course of panna cotta with cookie crumbs.

Carmelo’s Ristorante Italiano, 14795 Memorial: Will donate a portion from a special menu that offers starters (antipasto misto, prosciutto, creamy Parmigiano Reggiano and spinach soup), and entrees (seafood lemon risotto, and penne with prosciutto and sweet peas).

Damian’s Cucina Italiana, 3011 Smith: Will donate 5 percent from each dinner from a $45 set menu that includes starters (mixed salad, Mona Lisa salad, or sweet potato ravioli), entrees (grilled port chip with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans, pistachio crusted salmon with vegetable risotto, or grilled filet mignon topped with marsala mushrooms and served with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans), and dessert (tiramisu or Italian cream cake).

Il Mascalzone, 12126 Westheimer and 1500 Shepherd: will donate a portion from $35 set menu that includes four courses: asparagus and prosciutto, pear and pecorino risotto, grilled red snapper with puttanesca sauce, and lavender panna cotta with mango coulis.

Quattro, 1300 Lamar in the Four Seasons Hotel Houston: Will donate a portion of sales from an a la carte menu featuring dried prosciutto with yellow autumn melon; salsify-parsnip soup with oyster mushrooms; buccatini pasta; squid ink risotto with shrimp; cacio e pepe-style risotto with truffle parmesan fondue; Mediterranean fish stew; roasted half chicken with thyme-roasted potatoes; and chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse and dark chocolate sorbet.

Sud Italia, 2347 University: Will donate a portion from a $39 set menu that includes an antipasto of Pecorino Romano with Modena balsamic vinegar; prosciutto and melon; saffron risotto with dried cranberries; and cod with Cerignola olives, lemon, and olive oil.

Fellini Gelato & Café, 794 Sorella Court at CityCentre: Will donate a portion from an a la care menu that offers tomato bruschetta; prosciutto with mozzarella and arugula; antipasto for two; select cheese plate; and mascarpone gelato with strawberries and Modena balsamic vinegar.