Thursday, April 15, 2010

Taranta: Earth Day Dinner

Celebrate Earth Day by going green for dinner in Boston. Chef Jose Duarte’s Taranta Restaurant, ranked as one of the few Certified Green Restaurants in the world, is committed to green initiatives and sustainability. Located in the North End, Taranta is a blend of Southern Italian and Peruvian Cuisine.

I have met and chatted with Chef Duarte a couple times recently, tasting a couple of his dishes. He is a passionate chef, and I have very much enjoyed his food, so this upcoming dinner is very intriguing.

In honor of Earth Day, Chef Duarte is partnering with Carapelli Olive Oil to create a special 4-course prix fixe dinner from April 22-25. Each course incorporates a different variety of artisan olive oil and helps to educate patrons about both the health benefits and uses of olive oil.

Tasting Menu

Causa de Cangrejo
(Fresh Maine Jonah Crab meat with yellow Peruvian potatoes, avocado, Aji Amarillo Aioli, Rocoto and Botija Olives)
Featuring Carapelli Extra Light in Taste Olive Oil

Secondi di Pesce
Tonno con la Bomba Peruano-Calabrese
(Pan seared yellowfin tuna over braised leeks, roasted potatoes and a roasted red pepper, rocoto caper sauce--Spicy)
Featuring Carapelli Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Secondi di Carne
Gnocchi di Yucca
(Cassava Root Gnocchi with a Braised lamb Ragu Peruvian Seco Style
Shaved Parmesan)
Featuring Carapelli Il Numerato Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive Oil Gelato
(Pistachio and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Ice Cream)
Featuring Carapelli Organic Extra Virgin Olive oil

Cost: $49 per person (exclusive of Beverages, Taxes and Gratuity)
Requires participation of entire table

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