(Artists work at their easels while you eat.) Chef Joe thinks big and has a dozen entrees on his Savor evening meal that accurately reflect what his kitchen is all about, including shrimp fra diavolo
, veal Marsala, wild-caught tuna puttanesca, wild mushroom risotto and, yes, Grandma's spaghetti and meatballs with Sunday sauce.
The menu offering includes mussels bianca (antipasti), apple gorgonzola salad, supremo Italiano pizza, lasagna, chicken saltimbocca, shrimp fra diavolo
and Buca Di Beppo's signature dish, spaghetti, served with half-pound meatballs.
A saute section allows mix-and-match between eight sauces (Fra Diavolo
, Aglio, Marsala and more) and any number of meat or seafood toppings.
Halibut Bread-Crusted with Egg Foam and Caviar 32 Lamb Pluck Fra Diavolo
67 Octopus, Grilled with Parsley and Pork and Parsley 11 Battered Fried Octopus Pizza with Taleggio and Truffles 29 Pork Belly with Bubble Gum Curry and Rhubarb 35 Umeboshi Salad Rabbit "Porchetta" with Braised Red Cabbage 28 Salmon, Slow-Cooked with Candled Ouinoa and 42 Pumpernickel Dumplings Squid, "La Mediterranee" 23 Tripe and Lobster 63 Tuna, 'Chile and Bones alla Mattanza" 60 Dessert Brioche, "Fallen Lear 22 Cake, Coffee with Chal Tolu Ice Cream and 45 Fried Chocolate Churros 77 White Rose and Wildflower Sherbet 81 Cocktails Billy Dawson's Punch 83 G.
This "Fra Diavolo
" sauce carries the spice of imported crushed red pepper, imported Italian tomatoes, imported pure Italian olive oil, and is blended with fresh garlic and basil, black pepper, and oregano.
Also on the menu are Buca's range of pasta plates including Chicken Carbonara, Linguine Frutti di Mare, Ravioli with Bolognese, Shrimp Fra Diavolo
and baked Rigatoni - with family sized portions from pounds 20.95.
Whether the once adored operas by Meyerbeer's rivals Daniel Auber (Fra Diavolo
, Masaniello) and Adolphe Adam (most celebrated for his ballet Giselle and his carol "O Holy Night") will soon return to the regular repertory is doubtful.
The tenor is busily running the Festival of Hope (Gweyl Gobaith) at Gwysaney Hall near Mold from June 26-28, while rehearsing for French opera Fra Diavolo
- 242 miles away in Suffolk's Glemham Hall.
The 25-ounce jars retail for around $5.49 and are available in Marinara, Tomato Alfredo, Vodka Elegante, Tuscan Marinara, Deluxe Tomato Basil, Roasted Garlic Balsamico and Fra Diavolo
One of them, "Fra Diavolo
on the Po," is actually autobiographical.
Outstanding Pasta SauceBella Cucina Artful Food: Farmhouse Sugo Pasta SauceDelicae Gourmet: Vodka Pink Peppercorn Pasta SaucePatsy's Brand Inc.: Patsy's Fra Diavolo
Will they go out and have a glass of imported beer with their scallops fra diavolo