We’re in deep summer now, folks — and chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran are giving sweaty, sticky Philadelphia exactly what it needs to get through this week: lots and lots of rosé.
The restaurateurs are bringing rosé-centric prix fixe menus to Barbuzzo on Monday, July 17th, Little Nonna’s on Tuesday July 18th, and Jamonera on Wednesday, July 19th. Each menu will be paired with three different rosé wines, and three courses along with pairings will go for $48 per person each night.
And starting today and going through Friday, July 21st, rosé specials and takeovers are all over 13th Street: In fact, Barbuzzo’s entire wine list will be rosé only — that’s 26 varieties from five countries and made with more than 42 kinds of grapes.
At Bud & Marilyn’s, cool off all week with boozy frosé slushies during lunch, dinner, and brunch service. At Lolita, rosé sangria is on special for $6 during happy hour — that’s Sunday through Friday from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. — at the bar and outdoor tables only through the 21st.
Check out the three full rosé dinner menus at Barbuzzo, Little Nonna’s, and Jamonera below — reservations are recommended.
Barbuzzo Rosé Dinner
Monday, July 17th
Summer bean salad with grilled roma and yellow wax beans, pickled zucchini, whipped feta, baby sweet peppers, basil and grilled bread.
Pairing: Pinor Noir, Domaine Chevrot, 2016, Burgundy.
Corn and sheep’s milk ricotta ravioli with guanciale, tomato and arugula.
Pairing: Cabernet Franc, Chateau Soucherie, Anjou.
Seared skirt steak with heirloom tomatoes, grilled market onions and almond-hazelnut romesco.
Pairing: Grenache-Syrah, Chateau Valcombe, 2016, Ventoux.
Little Nonna’s Rosé Dinner
Tuesday, July 18th
Nonni’s antipasto salad with roasted peppers & white beans, marinated fresh mozzarella, tomato-cucumber & corn salad, grilled zucchini, salami Napoli and Italian market olives.
Pairing: Lacrima di Morro d’Alba, Lucchetti, Sparking Rosé.
Fritto misto with cod, calamari, zucchini, pole beans and olive brine aioli.
Pairing: Ciliegiolo, Bisson, 2016, Liguria.
Clams and linguine with red or white sauce (guests’ choice) and served with garlic bread for the table.
Pairing: Sangiovese, Fattoria Di Basciano, Tuscany.
On Wednesday, July 19, Jamonera will offer a three-course prix fixe menu, paired with three rosé wines for $48 per person. Reservations are recommended and the menu will include:
Jamonera Rosé Dinner
Wednesday, July 19th
Pan con tomate with Spanish olive oil and sea salt
Lancaster Farmers’ Salad
Pairing: Trepat-Pinot Noir, Juve y Cape, NV Rosé Cava
Grilled calamari with white bean puree, charred pole beans and pickled chorizo vinaigrette
Pairing: Espadeiro, Joao Ramos, 2016, Rosé Vinho Verde
Seared scallops with smashed zucchini-almond picada, blistered tomato-corn salad and herbs
Summer Vegetable Crispy Rice with Manchego cheese and warm gazpacho dressing
Pairing: Listan Negro, Vinatigo, 2016 Canary Islands