La Festa di San Giuseppe is always a fun evening at Palio, I look forward to cooking some of my favorite traditional dishes and suggest that everyone wear comfortable clothes because there’s a lot of great food to try.
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011
Families can tell the important guy in their lives that they love him this Saturday, March 19 when Palio d’Asti,one of the best San Francisco Italian restaurants, celebrates Italian Father’s Day with a table-groaning array of family style platters.
This annual event, also known as St. Joseph’s Feast, gets its culinary inspiration from “Nonna’s cooking” with 8 antipasti, 3 different risotto, and 5 second courses that are authentic and seasonal enough to please every family member.
Cost for adults is $55, children under 13 pay their age (or do the dishes), and everyone finishes off the evening with a grand Sicilian Dessert Sampler. Located midway between Union Square and the Financial District, seatings are available anytime between 5 and 10 pm. Reservations can be made online at http://www.paliodasti.com.
Palio’s Feast specialties, like all its dishes throughout the year, are made with local, organic produce and sustainable artisan ranch meats, fish and poultry. Voted a Top 3 “Best Bay Area Italian” for 2010 by SFGate.com readers, Dads, Grand Dads, and future Dads can also enjoy a wide range of bar cocktails, a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list and - after dinner - a fine cigar to take home or enjoy on Palio’s outside patio, preferably with a glass of cognac.
“La Festa di San Giuseppe is always a fun evening at Palio,” said Chef Owner Dan Scherotter, a recent new father for the second time. “I look forward to cooking some of my favorite traditional dishes and suggest that everyone wear comfortable clothes because there’s a lot of great food to try.”
Saturday’s dinner is truly a feast with Antipasti Starters of Olives with Garlic and Citrus, House Pickled Vegetables, Green Beans and Walnuts, Marinated Roasted Peppers, Prosciutto Hand Rolls with Strawberries, Balsamico and Parmigiano, Venetian Style Crab Stuffed Devilled Eggs, Polenta Home Fries, Montasio Cheese and Roasted Pepper Sauce, and Fried Baby Artichokes with Meyer Lemon Aioli.
Moving onto comforting Risotti, try one or all three; Braised Lamb, Peas, Pecorino Cheese and Saffron; Tuscan Style Spicy Seafood and Red Wine; and Smoked Wild Mushrooms.
Still hungry? Secondi e Contorni feature Gamberi Fra Diavolo (Spicy Sautéed White Prawns), Pollo Arrosto (Rosemary and Garlic Crusted Lemon Chicken), Polpette di Vitello (Tender Veal Meatballs), Slow Roasted Pork Loin with Mustard Sauce, and Grilled Asparagus. Zeppole, Cassata, Tartufi are among the sweets sure to please on the Grand Sicilian Sampler that ends the meal.
About Palio d’Asti
Celebrating 20 years of authentic, seasonably-changing cuisine with a ‘slow foods’ approach, Palio D’Asti features classic and contemporary Italian regional cuisine combined with exceptional service at its ala carte lunch and prix fixe dinner. Palio d’Asti also hosts the best San Francisco Happy Hour, which features a $1 artisan pizza with the purchase of two adult beverages.
With several private rooms available for group dining, Palio d’Asti is also the ideal San Francisco party venue or corporate meeting location. Open Monday-Friday for lunch, Monday-Saturday for dinner.
Palio d’Asti is located at 640 Sacramento Street between Kearny and Montgomery in San Francisco. For reservations or more information call (415) 658-9295, or to make reservations online, visit http://www.paliodasti.com.