You may remember last month I told you about the incredible Strawberry Sagra menu at Figo Pasta. The 3-course menu featured Strawberry Bruschetta, Braised Veal stuffed Ravioli and a chocolate-strawberry dessert. This month, Figo Pasta is highlighting grapes.
This menu is a bit smaller. Rather than appetizer, entree and dessert, only two menu items are available. That was perfect as they are both rather filling. Bonus: it also provided me the opportunity to have more than my share of bread. Figo Pasta infuses their olive oil with something that begs you dip piece after piece of soft bread in it. Figo Pasta was kind enough to once again have me in to sample the limited time menu items.
Del Vinaio Risotto – This risotto is cooked in a red wine reduction with pillows of goat cheese generously folded in. There’s also a dollop of hot-sweet red grape mostarda in the center. What an interesting take on risotto! If you are a risotto fan, you’ll definitely want to try this. I loved the sweet grape flavor mixed with the creamy, salty goat cheese. It was very rich and filling – no need to order a dessert.
Vendemmia – Red grape halves are paired with sliced Italian sausage in this spinach penne pasta dish. A spicy tomato sauce with garlic and chili peppers balances the sweet with delicate heat. In contrast to the creamy risotto, this is a spicy tomato base. But again, the sweetness of the grapes goes nicely with the heat of the pepper.
Like the Strawberry Sagra menu, the Grape menu is only available on Saturday and Sundays in September, so you’ve got three weekends left to take advantage of this delicious menu. Both are definitely a value at only around $10.
Tip: I visited the Vinings location where parking can be an issue. For the best parking, turn down Mountain Rd. (the light immediately next to the Vinings Inn) and there’s a lot on the left that is designated for Figo Pasta with plenty of parking.