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Sep 5, 2010
09:42 AM
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A Perfect Ten

A Perfect Ten

I’ve always liked Lombardino’s, even as a kid when the miniature Trevi Fountain captivated me.  I like it even better as an adult because of the food. But that wasn’t always the case; not until Patrick O’Halloran took over its ownership ten years ago.  Lombardino’s will celebrate this milestone on September 13 with five course dinner (you need to book in advance).

Tuscan Feast Anniversary Dinner Menu

Antipasti
Tuscan pecorino, Finocchiona salami, wild boar prosciutto, chicken liver mousse, market melon & wood grilled bruschetta
Canella Prosecco NV

First Course
Panzanella
Garden to Be tomatoes, Primrose Farm red onion, cucumber, olive oil croutons, basil oil & balsamic
Terrabianca Chianti Classico Scassino 2005

Second Course
Candy Onion & Thyme Risotto
With seared breast of quail & quail reduction
Terrabianca Chianti Classico Riserva Croce 2005

Third Course
Wood Grilled Bistecca Fiorentina with roasted Primrose Farm fingerlings, green onion, Italian parsley, fresh baby arugula & grilled lemon
Terrabianca Merlot Il Tesoro 2005

Dessert
Honey Panna Cotta with panzanella of berries, amaretti & basil

$65 per person
food, beverage and gratuity included

On hand will be a representative from Terrabianca winery as well as representatives from Garden to Be and Primrose Farms. This is a one seating event; to make reservations call (608) 238-1922. Seating is limited.

Also, September is Customer Appreciation Month at Lombardino’s with two additional incentives to dine there.

Incentive 1:  Dine at Lombardino’s five times this month, keep your receipts, and after the fifth visit exchange those receipts for a $25 gift certificate to Lombardino's and a $10 gift certificate to their new restaurant, King & Mane, located on the Capitol Square. Dine eight times and receive a $50 gift certificate to Lombardino's and a $20 gift certificate to King & Mane.

Incentive 2:  Dine at King & Mane in September and save 10% on your next visit to Lombardino's with your receipt from King & Mane.

New Restaurants on Willy Street

Lately, Williamson Street seems to be all about food, first with the opening of three new bakeries—Batch Bakehouse, Madison Sourdough and Jane Capito’s expansion of the bakery at Lazy Jane’s (two door down the street)—and now two more restaurants.  Thony “Mango Man” Clarke (Café Costa Rica) will open a new place, El Rincon Tico at 1133 and a ramen restaurant is coming to the 900 block (across from Plan B).   Also, Bandung is expanding, adding more dining space and a bar.

And coming up … at least three more new restaurants downtown.

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Dan CurdI found my interest in writing by accident. My training and first job was as a graphic designer. Unemployed, the only employment I could find in advertising at that time was as a copywriter. Somehow, I convinced Richard Newman & Associates to hire me. Later I learned they were desperate. Madison has been my home off and on since 1957 (nonstop for the past 31 years). I write about food, which I love. – Dan Curd

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