Special Event #232: Authentic Italian with John Coletta

Date December 11, 2018, Tuesday
Time 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Price: $75
Phone 734.663.3663

A celebration of Italian rice and Parmigiano Reggiano!

Our love for the king of cheeses continues at the Roadhouse as we welcome Executive Chef and co-founder of Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar in Chicago, John Coletta. This will be a truly special event with one of the country’s most renowned chefs of Italian cuisine, and you’ll have a chance to meet him on Tuesday, December 11th!

A winner of American Culinary Federation’s 2014 Award of Culinary Excellence, John preserves the tradition of regional Italian cuisine by embracing a very important philosophy: prepare Italian food, with Italian passion. This passion can be tasted in his incredible menu at Quartino, a winner of the coveted Ospitalita Italiana award. Quartino has been praised by the Italian government as one of the most authentic Italian restaurants in the nation, and John will bring this authenticity to the Roadhouse for an evening you don’t want to miss.

John will stir up our taste buds with an incredible menu designed from his new cookbook, Risotto and Beyond, honoring Italian rice and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. We can’t wait to savor the melt-in-your-mouth dishes he’ll make for us, and taste the heart and soul of one of our favorite cuisines! The recipes in John’s book honor traditional techniques, yet he make them approachable for anyone to master at home. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autograph at this one-of-a-kind event.


Stuzzicchini | Appetizers:

Fiore di Zucca Farciti al Riso, Radicchio, Gorgonzola, e Parmigiano Reggiano
Zucchini Blossoms filled with Rice, Radicchio, Gorgonzola, and Parmigiano Reggiano
Filled with Baldo Riso, Radicchio, Gorgonzola, and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 18 Months

Frittata di Riso con Spinaci e Parmigiano Reggiano
Rice Frittata with Spinach and Parmigiano Reggiano
Spinach, Pomodorini, and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 Months

Volo di Parmigiano Reggiano
A Tasting Flight of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 18 Months, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 24 Months, Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 30 Months
Giuseppe Giusti Aceto Balsamico 3 Medal

Crocchette di Riso al Quattro Formaggi
Roma Riso Croquettes with Four Cheeses
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 36 Months, Grana Padano, Pecorino Romano, and Fior di Latte

Zuppe e Insalate | Soup and Salad:

Insalata di Riso con Trota e Cavoletto di Bruxelles
Warm Vialone Nano Riso Salad with Trout and Brussel Sprouts
Fresh Brook Trout and Brussels Sprout Leaves

Minestra di Riso All’Uovo in Camicia
Sant’Andrea Riso Soup
Soft-Poached Cage Free Egg

Cena | Dinner:

Risotto alla Primavera
Autumn Vegetable Risotto
Acquerello Riso

Osso Buco alla Carne di Cervo
Braised Venison "Osso Buco"
7 Year Aged Acquerello Saffron Risotto

Dolce | Dessert:

Coppa di Budino con Riso Dolce al Cioccolato
Chocolate Rice Pudding Cup
Sardinian Venere