Austin’s favorite paella, served every Sunday at 7 p.m. sharp.
Above: flatbread, tomato conserva, fennel sausage,
basil, mozzarella, and grapes.
Last week, Chef Clinton Bertrand of the soon-to-open Al Fico Osteria (our sister restaurant) previewed his menu here at Vino Vino.
Austin food blogger The Dishtance was there and here’s what she had to say about his cooking.
She was also impressed by Austin-based photographer Nils Juul-Hansen, who happened to sit at her table. His analog film images from a recent trip to Italy will be featured on the walls of the new restaurant. You can see a few of them here.
As the opening date approaches, we’ll be posting updates here and on the Al Fico blog as well. Stay tuned!
Lamb skewer, paprika, mint, yellow pepper yogurt.
Above: Not only does Marilena Barbera makes some of our favorite wines from Sicily, she’s also one of our favorite persons in the wine biz. She’ll be debuting the new vintage of her Inzolia at tonight’s dinner, a Vino Vino exclusive!
WITH MARILENA BARBERA
OF CANTINE BARBERA
with a preview
of the Al Fico menu
by Al Fico chef
4 wines, 3 dishes
$75 per person
not including tax & gratuity
PLEASE CALL (512) 465-9282 TO RESERVE.
When our good friend and one of our favorite Italian winemakers Marilena Barbera asked us to host a wine dinner to preview her new vintage of Inzolia from her estate in Sicily, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to also preview Al Fico Chef Clinton Bertrand’s new menu.
Our new Italian restaurant Al Fico is on track to open later this summer and Chef Clinton has been working to perfect the “osteria-inspired” cooking that will be the focus of his kitchen.
If you’ve never met Marilena, tonight’s dinner will be a wonderful way to get to interact with her: She’s one of the brightest, most talented, and most fun winemakers we’ve ever had the pleasure to host. We’re so glad that she joins us each year.