Earlier this year, Wine Lines featured a review of the one of the hot restaurants in Sonoma County, Aventine Glen Ellen. You can read it here.
Now, with fall approaching, the restaurant has unveiled changes and additions to its menu, effective the second week in October:
COZZE E VONGOLE — steamed Mediterranean mussels and clams, celery leaves, roasted fennel, saffron white wine butter broth, grilled house made focaccia ($18).
INSALATA E ZUPPA
INSALATA DI MALE E CACHI — pink lady apples, fufu persimmons, watercress, roasted hazelnuts, fat bottom girl cheese, lemon dressing ($14).
GRILLED EGGPLANT PARMESAN CAPRESE — buffalo mozzarella, grilled marinated eggplant, tomato jam, balsamic reduction, micro basil ($15).
INSALATA DE MARE — marinated mussels, calamari, shrimp, bay scallops, grilled octopus, baby yellow frisee, red potatoes, celery, carrots, citrus dressing, basil oil ($18).
PASTA E RISOTTO
RAVIOLI ROSSO — burrata cheese stuffed, red beet pasta, cream sauce, peas, black truffle shavings, parsley oil ($17).
AGNOLOTTI VERDI — spinach infused pasta, stuffed short ribs, rice, Swiss chard, fried carrot ribbons, Chianti-cream sauce ($19).
FETTUCCINE NERO — squid ink fettuccine, rock shrimp, grilled squid, Mediterranean mussels, roasted pear tomatoes, red bell pepper sauce, spicy Calabrian chili ($22).
AQUA E TERRA
POLLO — pan-seared Mary’s chicken half chicken, rosemary purple potato carpaccio, sautéed brussel sprouts, lemon-caper sauce ($24).
BRANZINO — seared Mediterranean sea bass, roasted parsnip puree, sautéed rapini, fried leeks, oregano-citrus vinaigrette ($36).
PETTO D’ANATRA AFFUMICATO — smoked duck breast, butternut squash gnocchi, porcini mushroom sauce, fresh cranberry sauce ($29).
We’re getting hungry already. And don’t forget, bottles of wine may be purchased for half price on Wednesday nights.
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