Prix Fixe Menu Pairs Perfectly With Select Beers Thursdays Throughout October
Tampa, FL – Sept. 26, 2014 Crisp fall weather and the annual observance of Oktoberfest have inspired Pelagia Trattoria Executive Chef Brett Gardiner to create a tempting three-course menu that showcases seasonal flavors and pairs perfectly with select beers.
The prix fixe dinner menu will be available Thursday nights throughout October at the stylish restaurant located in the lobby level of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
“Oktoberfest is the time to enjoy great food and great beer. I designed all of the dishes on this menu to really showcase the flavors of the season and to help enhance the flavors of the beers,” said Gardiner.
The $45 per person menu (excludes tax, gratuity and beverages) features the following selections:
Appetizers (Choice of one)
Clams Romesco – Braised Littleneck Clams with Rustic Romesco Sauce
Roasted Pork Belly with Pickled Red Cabbage and Bavarian Potatoes
Beer and Cheese Soup – Served with a Soft Pretzel Stick
Entrees (Choice of one)
Buttered Spaetzle with House Made Veal Sausage
Wiener Schnitzel served with Creamed Spinach and Warm German Potato Salad
Baked Forelle – Parmesan Herb Crusted Rainbow Trout with Celeriac Root Puree and Lemon Thyme Meuniere
Desserts (Choice of one)
Flight of Artisan Cheeses
Apple Strudel with Vanilla Gelato
Windbeutel filled with Chocolate Gelato, Vanilla Cream and Ganache
Guests may also create their own preferred food and beverage pairings for the dishes by selecting from the following beers:
- Sam Adams Octoberfest
- Paulaner Hefe Weizen
- Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
- Warsteiner Dark Premium Dunkel
The restaurant features a full bar specializing in handcrafted cocktails, fine wines and select, local and domestic beers. Reservations for the Thursday evening October dinners are recommended.
Pelagia Trattoria offers a modern twist on Italian cuisine featuring fresh, seasonal flavors and locally sourced foods. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and is located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. (or 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.), Tampa, FL. For information, or reservations, call 813-313-3235 or go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.
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