Pensiero Ristorante – Evanston, IL

Primi

grilledcaliGrilled Calamari
Arugula, Castelvertrano Olives, Tomato,
Cannellini Beans, Celery Leaf, Oregano

Italian Sausage
Porcini Mushrooms, Sweet Black Garlic, Peppers, Onions,
Fried Potatoes, Fennel Pollen

Soft Shell Crab
Grilled Baby Artichokes, Bagna Cauda

Grilled Chicken Liver Crostini
Marsala Onion Jam, Baby Arugula

Cavolo Nero
Black Tuscan Kale stuffed with Roasted Grapes
Barley, Ricotta, Pancetta, Sun Dried Tomato-Toasted Almond Vinaigrette

Pork Belly
Crispy Risotto Cake, Exotic Mushrooms, Herb Salad

Antipasto
Parma Prosciutto, Sopressata, Salumi Picante,
Padron Peppers, Stuffed Zuchinni Blossom-Truffle Honey,
White Anchovies, Roasted Peppers, Gorgonzola,
Balsamic Caramelized Onion-Currants-Toasted Pine Nuts

Insalada

Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata Cheese
Iron Creek Farm Organic Tomatoes,
Burrata Cheese, 15 yr old Balsamic,
Tuscan Olive Oil, Cracked Black Pepper, Sea Salt

Farmer’s Market Field Greens
Grilled Figs, Gorgonzola, Roasted Pistachios, Dijon Vinaigrette

Frutta di Mare Bombe
Shrimp, Crab, Scallop, Avocado, Tarragon, Micro Greens

Pasta

Truffled Tagliatelle
Exotic Mushrooms, Caramelized Cauliflower, Tomato Concasse, Parmagiano Reggiano, Fines Herbes, Pine Nuts
Tossed in a wheel of Parmagiano

Photo Steve Zaransky Airways Digital Media
Photo Steve Zaransky Airways Digital Media

Risotto Milanese
Saffron, Sweet Peas, Fontina, Braised Ox Tail

Linguini Diavolo
Spicy Shrimp and Oysters, Chives, Asiago, Lobster Essence

Tomato Angel Hair alle Verdure
Daily Assortment of Nichols Farm Vegetables,
Basil Oil, Yellow Tomato Sauce

Penne alla Grappa
Pancetta, Shallots, Tomato-Basil Coulis, Taleggio Cheese

Secondi

Free Range Basil Chicken
Rapini, Cippoline Onions, Soft Polenta, Roasted Garlic Pan Sauce

bisteccaBistecca Fiorentina
Prime Dry Aged 18 oz Porterhouse, Arugula, Grape Tomato Affumicato,
Grana Padano, Tuscan Olive Oil

Lake Superior Whitefish
Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Leeks, Carrots, Lemon, Capers

Pan Seared Duck Breast
Celeriac-Gala Apple Puree, Gorgonzola Souffle, Mostarda di Cremona

Grilled Portabella Piccata
Farrosotto with Roasted Vegetables, Tartare di Funghi,
Parmagiano Frico, Warm Polenta Croutons

Mint Creek Farm’s Lamb Rack
Potato Gratin, Spinach Grisante, Aubergine Mousse,
Balsamic Mint Reduction

Diver Scallops
Caponata, Orzo Pilaf, Proseco-Orange Beurre Blanc

Salt Crusted Whole Wild Striped Sea Bass (For Two)
Fresh Laurel and Herbs, Grilled Vegetables, Grilled Lemon Salsa Verde