#MuleMonday

Monday isn’t so bad, at least it’s not when it’s #MuleMonday! Join us today for a delicious Moscow Mule. We’ll even give you the chance to try one on us. How about that for #MondayMotivation? 🙂 Visit our Facebook page to find out how to enter. Cheers!

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Bravo!’s Commitment to No Kid Hungry

At Bravo! Cucina Italiana, our commitment to No Kid Hungry is something that is of the utmost importance to us. Watch our Founding Chef Phil Yandolino explain what we have done in the past and what our goals for the future are for ending childhood hunger. There’s a problem; no child deserves to go hungry, but there is a solution. Please join us in our commitment to No Kid Hungry so we can end this epidemic once and for all! #TeamNKH

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Summer Fixe Wine Pairings: Chicken Milanese

The Perfect Chicken Milanese Wine Pairing

This summer we’re featuring our Summer Fixe menu, 3 meals, 3 courses, 3 choices, starting at $14.99. You get to choose from the following salads, entrées & individual desserts:

Salads:

BRAVO! Chopped Salad
Caesar Classica
Insalata Della Casa

Entrées:

Pasta Woozie
Chicken Milanese
Shrimp Diavolo

Desserts:

BRAVO!’s Cannoli Crumble
Vanilla Bean Creme Brûlée
Warm Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie

While you’re busy choosing your perfect Summer Fixe, we’ll share with you the perfect wine to pair with each meal. Today, we’re pairing Chicken Milanese with Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Ok, we know the first key to successfully pairing the right wine with your meal is that you don’t want one to overwhelm the other. Most people might think that since this is a chicken dish, you should pair it with white wine. Believe it or not, that is not necessarily always the case. Chicken is a lighter meat but because our Milanese is breaded, it’s on the richer side. The pomodoro sauces adds a hint of sweetness, acidity and intensity to the dish. In this case, Cabernet Sauvignon works beautifully, adding another dimension of favor without taking away from the Chicken Milanese. We recommend pairing it with Montes Classic Cabernet Sauvignon. 

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Tasting Notes: “Intense ruby-red color. The nose has layer upon layer of caramel, cinnamon and candy with hints of mint, but without any dominance of oak. A spicy, full-flavored wine, with good body, fruit and firm tannins and an engaging strong finish.” (Via Montes Wines)

BONUS: Watch Aurelio Montes, Head Winemaker of Motes Wines describe the Classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It sounds like he would pair it with our Chicken Milanese too!

Enjoy!

Pasta Primavera Recipe & Video Demo

This morning Chef Cliff from Bravo! Harbourside in Jupiter, Florida appeared on FOX29 WFLX and demonstrated how to make our classic Pasta Primavera. Congrats, Chef Cliff! Be sure to watch the video and we are sharing the recipe below. MANGIA!

Pasta Primavera Video

RECIPE

PASTA PRIMAVERA

INGREDIENTS

1/2 ounce Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Caramelized Onions
1/2 tsp Garlic, chopped
2 ounces Red Peppers, roasted & diced
2 ounces Grape Tomatoes, halved
2 ounces of Broccoli, blanched
1/2 tsp Rosemary, chopped
2 ounces Vegetable Stock
1 tsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
2 ounces Reggiano Cheese, grated
2 dollops Herb Butter
7 ounces Campanelle Pasta
1 ounce Spinach
1 Tbsp Pesto Bread Crumbs
1 Tbsp Feta Cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste

METHOD

In a sauté pan, heat oil. Add caramelized onions & garlic, sauté. Add roasted red peppers, grape tomatoes, broccoli & rosemary, sauté. Add vegetable stock, lemon juice & Reggiano. Toss & heat through. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Finish with herb butter. Stir to combine.

Heat Campanelle pasta in boiling water until cooked. Drain well & add to pan along with spinach. Toss well to coat pasta. Place in pasta bowl.

Garnish with bread crumbs & feta. Eat & enjoy!

Pasta Primavera
Pasta Primavera