Osteria Langhe (@OsteriaLanghe 2824 W. Armitage) specializes in bringing the finest wines and foods from Italy’s Piemonte region. Mondays feature specialty menus and wine events, and this July, the restaurant is set to feature special prix fixe menus exhibiting a French and Belgian influence for two international holidays.
Bastille Day Celebration
On July 14, the restaurant will be featuring a special three-course prix fixe menu for Bastille Day. Guest Chef Eric Aubriot, formerly of Aubriot in Lincoln Park, is a creating a menu that shows the French Influence in the Piemonte Region.
The special menu is $45 per person and includes three courses, wine, tax and tip. An additional wine and special cocktail will be available for purchase:
First Course: beet salad with mache, orange supremes, chives, hazelnuts, goat cheese, herb vinaigrette
Second Course: pan-seared halibut, braised pigs’ feet, oyster mushrooms, herbs, red wine sauce
Third Course: white chocolate mousse, pineapple salad, roasted coconut and passion fruit coulis.
The regular menu will be available, and reservations are requested for this particular event.
Belgium Independence Day
Osteria Langhe will also celebrate Belgium Independence Day on Monday, July 21 with All You Can Eat Moules and Frites for $29.
“Why Belgium? Logan Square was settled early on by Belgians, Princess Marie-Jose was married to the last King of Italy, King Umberto (formerly the Prince of Piemonte) and….Aldo’s [Zaninotto, Co-owner] mother is Belgian,” says partner Beth Ann Brozo about why they wanted to feature the holiday.
Brozo describe the menu as “a spectacular celebration featuring the delicious Belgian classic Moules and frites, lots of delicious, crispy frites and a shrimp croquette to start. We’ll also add a variety of Belgian beer to our list for the evening.”
Reservations are also suggested for this event.
Future events for July includes a plan for a “True Italian Grigliata” this summer. Chef and co-owner Cameron Grant plans to grill up a variety of meats, and serve them “family style” at the table. The event date will be announced online, and will be in time to coincide with the American Fourth of July holiday.