A Couple Seasonal (and Delicioso) Italian Meals...

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Perbacco dining room (photo from Perbacco).

A couple tasty-sounding Italian seasonal meals are coming up. First, this Thursday December 2nd, ~BAR BAMBINO~ is hosting a five-course dinner inspired by regional Italian festival menus, with dishes like veal and ricotta stuffed tortelloni; roasted pheasant with pomegranate molasses and heirloom chicories; porchetta; and doughnuts soaked in a warm honey and vin santo syrup. You can view the entire menu here. $100 per person with wine, all inclusive (tax and gratuity included); $75 without wine. All parties at the table must participate in the Celebration menu; vegetarian options will be available. 5pm onwards. Email or call 415-701-8466 to reserve.

Downtown, ~PERBACCO~ will celebrate the holidays with a menu dedicated to the flavors and cuisine of Torino, Italy. Available December 7th-18th, the menu will include the special dishes and ingredients owner Umberto Gibin grew up with. Apart from a few separately priced items, the four-course set menu will be available for $45 per person. Chef Staffan Terje’s menu will include dishes such as agnolotti al brasato di bramaterra (pasta filled with braised shortribs), cardoon risotto, rotolo d’oca con marroni (slow-roasted goose with braised chestnuts and Jerusalem artichokes), and for dessert, pastry chef Suzanne LaFleur is making gianduia 5.0: five preparations of the classic Torinese combination of chocolate and hazelnut, along with other choices. Reserve at 415-955-0663.