Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mothers Day at LAGO!

Festa della Mamma
Happy Mother’s Day!

All week long beginning Friday, May 10th!

Based on Chef Gianfranco’s favorite childhood dishes, this menu focuses on Mamma Adelia’s
typical home-cooked Italian cuisine. Let flavors from the past entice your taste buds…

Carciofi Fritti all’Arancio
Crispy Orange-Battered Artichoke Hearts, Fava Bean & Provolone Salad,
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (à la carte…14) 
Wine: Prosecco Brut, Canella

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Paglia e Fieno con Panna e Salvia
Housemade Spinach & Egg Tagliolini, Sage, Parmesan, Cream (à la carte…19) 
Wine: Chardonnay, Mezza Corona, ‘11

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Merluzzo con Pomodoro, Capperi e Olive
Pan-Roasted Black Cod, Olive-Caper-Tomato Sauce, Sweet-n-Sour Cipolline Onions (à la carte…28) 
Wine: Pinot Noir, Chalone Vineyards, ‘08

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Lombo di Vitello Arrostito
Roasted, Milk-Fed Veal Loin, Wild Mushroom-Pea Sauce, Soft Polenta (à la carte…27)
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Leese Fitch, ‘08

Three-course $45.00 per person
(choice of Black Cod or Veal)
Four-course $59.00 per person
Wine tasting program $18.00 per person
 (not including tax or gratuity)

In addition to our special menu, we recommend you finish the meal
with our Festa della Mamma dessert...

Fragole al Galliano
Galiano Marinated Strawberries, Organic Housemade Vanilla Gelato…10

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: Navel orange and Meyer lemons from Garcia, artichokes from Life’s a Choke, fava beans from Thao, sage from Maggie’s, onions from Weiser, peas from Jaime, milk from Organic Pastures and strawberries from Harry’s Berries.

Morso della Bestia - Santa Barbara Halibut!

 “Morso della Bestia”
Thursday, 25 April 2013

The last Thursday of every month, LAGO will host a communal meal featuring animal roasts and traditional, rustic dishes. The “Bite of the Beast” dinner series which will include a 5-course dinner featuring the choice animal.

This month’s menu features:
Wild Santa Barbara Halibut

Crudo of Halibut, Asparagus Salad,
Housemade Asparagus-Ricotta Sorbetto
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Housemade Halibut Raviolini, Borage Sauce
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Piatto di Mezzo
Halibut Risotto, Herbs, Cherry Tomato
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Roasted Halibut Fillet, Lemon-Parsley-Olive Oil,
Black Polenta
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Pinenut and Amaretti Cookie Semifreddo,
Fresh Strawberry Sauce

five course menu…48
(not including tax or gratuity)

Locally Sourced Produce from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market: asparagus from Life’s a Choke, herbs from Maggie’s, cherry tomatoes from Wong, borage from Fritz Farm,
Lemon from Garcia, and strawberry from Harry’s Berries.

Seating is limited, reservations required. Dinner will begin at 7:00pm
For reservation: (310) 451-3525

Upcoming Morso della Bestia Dinners:
May ~ Rabbit
June ~ Buffalo

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Happy Birthday LAGO! 2 Course menu for $22 in honor of 22 years!

Happy 22nd Birthday, LAGO!

In honor of our 22nd year, Chef Gianfranco created this wonderful menu based on the traditional flavors of our hometown Bellagio on Lake Como! Utilizing the freshest organic produce purchased from the local Santa Monica Farmer’s Markets in conjunction with sustainable protein while highlighting the unique flavors of the season, Chef recreates a typical meal you would find on the lake.
The market ingredients featured this week are garlic from Weiser, sage from Maggie’s, cabbage from Coleman, and strawberries from Harry’s Berries!
Our all-natural, sourced protein is beef from Niman Ranch and Pork from Durazo Farms.

                         Bresaola    Housemade Air-Dried Beef Carpaccio,   
                   Fatta in Casa    Gorgonzola Shavings, Limoncello Vinaigrette…9.1
                                        Wine: Prosecco, La Fornarina

                                    Ravioli di    Whitefish Ravioli, “Missoltin” Cured
                         Lavarello    Agone Lake Fish, Garlic...19.91
                                        Wine: Lambrusco, Fiorini, ‘12

                 Persico alla Pergola    Breaded Perch, Butter-Sage Rice, Italian Curry...20.13
                                        Wine: Chianti Classico Riserva, Monsanto, ‘10

                    Casuela di Maiale    All-Natural Durazo Milk-Fed Pork Stew - Ribs, Housemade
                        con Verza    Sausage, Shank, Braised Cabbage, Grain Polenta...20.13
                                                            Wine: Primitivo, Poggio Basso, ‘10

2 course in honor of 22 years...$22
(Choice of Ravioli, Perch or Stew)
(Choice of Perch or Stew)
Wine tasting…18
*tasting menu portions may be smaller than a la carte
Our special dessert...
                           Budino     Ricotta Pudding, Fresh Strawberry,
                        di Ricotta    Vanilla Bean Sauce…9.1