Sotto is notoriously devoted to Southern Italian food. But chef Steve Samson has a spot in his heart for Northern Italian food too, and he says his customers are hungry for food from all over Italy. "Many of our loyal regulars are dying for Northern Italian food and wine," Samson says. So the chef is planning occasional Northern Italian nights at the restaurant called Sopra. The first one is this week, on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
"People seem to be keen on the idea, so we're going to try it out," Samson says. "Not to mention I'm excited to do it as a homage to my family's Northern Italian roots."
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This week, the special dinner will be a celebration of Emilian cuisine. The 5-course dinner will cost $55 per person, and have an optional $30 wine pairing. For each course, guests will have a choice of dishes, which include tagliatelle with squid and peas, lasagne verde, milk-braised pork shoulder and breaded and grilled mixed seafood.
Samson envisions these Northern Italian dinners as happening once every month or every other month. Reservations are filling up fast, but the restaurant is saving some space for walk-ins.