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L'ANNO DI BERGAMO 4 COURSE DINNER

  • Sotto Sopra Restaurant 405 N. Charles Street Baltimore (map)

4 Course Prix Fixe Dinner - *$45 per person - Reservations: (410) 625-0534 or www.OpenTable.com

Owner/Chef Riccardo Bosio invites you the beginnings of The Year of Bergamo, Italy and its cuisine.  Sotto Sopra Restaurant has always featured Northern Italian cuisine and this year, 2019, the focus will be on Riccardo Bosio’s hometown cuisine of Bergamo with special dinners and cooking classes.  Riccardo wants to share the flavors and lifestyle that were part of his journey into the culinary world, to encapsulate the beauty of his native city bite-by-bite.

 Riccardo’s long time friend, Chef Gianbattista Oldrati from the 4 star Piajo Hotel located in the Bergamo province of Nembro, will be visiting during the launch of The Year of Bergamo, cooking and overseeing this 4 course dinner featuring iconic dishes from the Lombardy region:

POLENTA’S SCHISOLA WITH SALAMELLA AND TALEGGIO CREAM

In the past with the polenta’s leftovers our ancestors made some little balls that were stuffed with stringy cheese, we offer a modern variant stuffed with salami and served with taleggio cream.

 CASONSEI DE LA BERGAMASCA

Typical fresh egg pasta ravioli with a filling of calf meat, fresh salami, sultanas, lemon peel, grated bread, aromatic herbs and amaretti. We serve this dish with a traditional seasoning made with bacon, brown butter, sage and grated Grana Padano.

 BERGAMASCA’S CAPU

Savoy cabbage rolls stuffed with: cotechino, grated bread, grated Grana Padano, parsley and eggs. The seasoning is a simple tomato sauce.

 TORTA DONIZZETTI

Bergamo’s typical cake in the shape of a donut prepared with: butter, sugar, eggs, flour, candied apricots, candied pineapples and maraschino

A small presentation on Bergamo Italy will be part of the evening’s festivities

 Bergamo, Italy is approximately 25 miles northeast of Milan and 19 miles from Switzerland and Lake Como.  One can taste the influence of this region’s agriculture in the cuisine with the uses of cheese, polenta, and cream.  Bergamo has two centers: the Alta (upper-Ancient) city and the Bassa (lower-modern) city, in fact, these up and down sections of the city were the inspiration for the name of the restaurant, Sotto Sopra – which translates to upside-down.

 *$45 per peson (excludes beverages, tax and gratuity) – Valet Parking $8

Reservations:  (410) 625 0534 or www.OpenTable.com