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Venison menu at Locanda del Lago

On Thursday, January 26th at 7 PM

Always wanted to taste venison? Well now you can enjoy the whole animal at Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica for Chef Gianfranco Minuz‘s nose-to-tail dinner “Morso della Bestia” – Bite of the Beast. On Thursday, January 26th at 7 PM, 14 guests will be able to enjoy Chef Minuz’s Northern Italian take on venison through a 5 course menu. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-451-3525.

Menu:

Antipasto: Thinly-sliced venison carpaccio, served with baby beet greens sautéed with onions and walnuts.
Primo: Braised venison and juniper berry ravioli with sage-infused brown butter.
Piatto di Mezzo: Whole wheat spaghetti with venison ragú.
Secondo: Brandy-roasted leg of venison with sweet potato purée, blueberry compote, and sautéed Swiss chard.
Dolce: Housemade ricotta strudel with Tahitian vanilla sauce.

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