Monday, February 2, 2009

Restaurant Week extended at Fiamma and LaVecchia's

Posted By on Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Due to the great response to last week's Queen's Feast ($30 for 3 courses) at Fiamma and LaVecchia's Seafood Grille, the restaurants will be extending their $30, 3-course menus. Fiamma will be running Restaurant Week until Friday, Feb. 6 and LaVecchia's will be extending it to Thursday, Feb. 12. The info below is from the Charlotte Restaurant Week Web site. Some menu items may change from what is listed. Read it and drool!

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Fiamma

2418 Park Road

Charlotte, NC 28203

RESERVATIONS: 704-333-3062

www.americascuisine.com/charlotte/Fiamma.htm

At Fiamma Restaurant, located in the heart of Dilworth, we offer the most authentic Italian cuisine in Charlotte. Owner and Chef Fernando Campoverde prepares homemade pastas and exquisite Italian dishes, using only the freshest ingredients to bring you an exceptional dining experience. All of our pasta and pizza dough is made fresh twice daily in our kitchen. Italian meats and cheeses are imported directly from the finest markets. Fiamma has a wonderful staff and a great wine list from which to choose. Our goal is to provide our customers with excellent prices, food and quality. We pride ourselves on providing great service and a fun family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

Appetizers and Antipasti (choice of one)

  • Calamari al Salto - fresh calamari sautéed with scallions, avocado marinated in lemon dressing with grilled mushrooms
  • Frito Misto - shrimp, calamari and seasoned vegetables deep fried
  • Polpettine di verdure miste al caprino con insalate di campo - vegetables croquettes served w/mixed greens and goat cheese
  • Insalata del tropici- frissee salad served with hearts of palm, cherry tomatoes, avocado and shaved Parmesan cheese

Entrée(choice of one)

  • Ravioli - spinach and ricotta cheese with fresh tomatoes, brown butter and sage
  • Lobster Ravioli - homemade pasta stuffed with fresh lobster and light spicy lobster sauce
  • Lamb Shank - marvelous lamb shank with fresh Mediterranean herbs in a Tuscan red wine reduction served with gnocchi in a Parmesan butter sauce
  • Salmone - roasted Norwegian salmon finished with salmoriglio sauce
  • Tagliatelle con funghi porcini e crème tartufata - homemade pasta with porcini mushrooms and truffle spread
  • Pollo al Mattone - brick oven-roasted chicken with lemon and herbs served with roasted potatoes and caramelized onions
  • Veal alla pizziola - pounded veal with light fresh tomatoes, Sanremo olives and fresh oregano with sautéed spinach

Dolci/Dessert (choice of one)

  • Torta di Formaggio - Italian ricotta cheese cake with cinnamon ice cream and raspberry sauce
  • Panna Cotta - vanilla flavored cream served with blackberries
  • Tiramisu - espresso-soaked lady fingers, layered in mascarpone cream and cocoa
  • Crème Tostada - cold Italian crème brulee with raspberry

LaVecchia’s Seafood Grille

225 E. Sixth Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

RESERVATIONS: 704-370-6776

www.lavecchias.com

Uptown’s original steak & seafood restaurant, serving super-fresh fish, live Maine lobster and aged steaks. Located close to all shows, concerts and arena events. Take the LYNX light rail to the 7th Street Station. Free parking.

Soup or Salad (choice of one)

  • Lobster & Shrimp Bisque - creamy shellfish soup topped with crab meat & sherry crème fraiche
  • LaVecchia's Salad - mixed greens, Roma tomatoes, carrots, red onions, dried cranberries, crisp bacon, candied walnuts with choice of bleu cheese, creamy herbed ranch or bacon sherry vinaigrette dressing
  • Classic Caesar Salad - hearts of romaine, shoestring potatoes, shaved aged Parmesan, LaVecchia's own Caesar dressing
  • Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad - warm almond-crusted goat cheese, baby spinach, roasted mushrooms, caramelized sweet onions, Roma tomatoes, bacon sherry vinaigrette
  • Chilled Wedge Salad - chilled wedge, diced Roma tomatoes, carrots, crispy bacon, bleu cheese dressing, crumbled Danish bleu cheese

Entrée (choice of one)

  • Black & Blue Chicken Penne - blackened chicken breast, Roma tomatoes, crisp bacon, scallions, bleu cheese crumbles, light alfredo sauce
  • Spicy Shrimp & Scallop Linguini - large Gulf shrimp, sea scallops, basil, Roma tomatoes, scallions, andouille sausage, gorgonzola, shellfish cream sauce
  • LaVecchia's Shrimp & Grits - jumbo shrimp, roasted mushrooms, caramelized shallots, andouille sausage, creamy cheese grits, lemon butter
  • Tenderloin Tips & Cheese Grits - grilled tenderloin, caramelized sweet onion, gorgonzola cheese, roasted shallot red wine gravy
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon - steamed jasmine rice, sautéed asparagus, roasted corn, chile glaze & soy sherry reduction
  • Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp - loaded with lump crab, seasonal vegetables, crisp bacon, tomato, basil, lobster beurre blanc
  • Almond-Crusted Tilapia - with lump crab, buttermilk whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables and chile-spiked cilantro hollandaise
  • New York Strip Steak - 12 oz. center-cut strip, buttermilk whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, signature herb butter

Dessert

  • Your choice from our menu.
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