Bella North Italia

Fans of North Italia know just how wonderful the Community Dinners can be.

Well, there’s another one afoot; in fact, it will be held on July 20th at 6:30 pm.

Taking from regions of Italy, Chefs Carlos Calderon and Omar Huerta (who has returned to Tucson, much to the delight of this food writer) will be serving up a four course dinner in the traditional Italian manner: antipasto, primo, secondo and dolci courses.

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Each course is paired with a well-thought out “beverage” which in the case of Fox Concept Restaurants means good wines.

And at $50 per person – tax & tip not included – the Community Dinners are a steal.

Many of the ingredients are local and/or house made, which also follows Italian tradition.

The menu is as follows:

Antipasto

Panzanella

Heirloom tomatoes, house-made pancetta, rustic bread and Queen Creek Olive Oil.

Primo

Tagliatelle al Tartufo

Tagliatelle pasta made from Hayden Mills flour, truffles and pecorino cheese.

Secondo

Bistecca alla Florentina é fagioli all uccelleto

Grilled grass-fed beef, cannellini beans, stewed tomatoes and seasonal roasted vegetables.

Dolci

Cantucci é sorbetto

Almond biscotti with apricot sorbet and black mission figs.

Any one of these plates sets my taste buds aquiver; put them together in one evening….Bellisima!

Call 299-1600 for reservations.

I’d call soon, these dinners have a way of selling out fast.