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September's Feature, San Carlo - Cicchetti

THE GIRO D’ITALIA MENU AT CICCHETTI

September's Featured Region: Calabria

Experience the home-town dishes Italians love with the ‘Giro d’Italia’ (Journey through Italy) menu at the award-winning Cicchetti restaurant on King Street West, Manchester.

Created by Cicchetti’s expert chefs, it transports you to a different region of Italy each month. You'll discover delicious, seasonal dishes rarely found on UK menus – all strictly authentic and featuring ingredients flown in from that particular area.

In September, experience the clean, spicy food of the southern peninsula region of Calabria where the trademark taste is pepperoncino, a fiery chilli pepper. Other key ingredients in this rustic cuisine include cipolla rossa (a sweet red onion) from Tropea, dried figs, and bergamotto, a citrus fruit that grows along the south coast.  

The Calabria menu is available for one month only until 30 September 2013.

For dinner reservations call San Carlo Cicchetti on 0161 839 2233. www.sancarlocicchetti.co.uk.

Cicchetti’s Calabria Menu

Zuppa di fave
Tubettini pasta served with broad beans and a hint of chillies

Maccaroni al ferretto con ragu' di capra
Typical dish from Aspromonte Mountain consisting of a slow cooked goat meat in a rich tomato sauce, served with handmade pasta

Bucatini con Baccala' e Cipolle di Tropea
Thick hollow spaghetti tossed with flaked salted cod and creamy Tropea onion

Medaglioni di Pollo con peperoni e nduja
Medallion of chicken cooked in a yellow pepper and nduja sauce

Stoccafisso alla Cosentina
Salted cod baked in a milk onion and topped with parmesan cheese

Dessert

Zeppole di Fagnano Castello
Traditional fried sweet potato donuts served with Calabria figs honey

Recommended Calabrian wines:

Ciro Rosso
A full bodied red, great with pork and chilli

Ciro Branco
A light, refreshing white from Crotone, will complement any pasta dishes

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