Cena con Amici ("Dinner with Friends"): Rustic Tuscany pop-up dinner

August 09, midnight

The Woman's Exchange, 8811 Ladue Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124 7733178971

An intimate rustic, authentic Italian pop-up dinner

Tickets must be purchased in advance at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cena-con-amici-dinner-with-friends-rustic-tuscany-pop-up-dinner-at-the-womans-exchange-tickets-66216113177

In partnership with The Woman's Exchange of St. Louis, Chef Dawn Wilson of Vicini Pastaria and A NEW DAWN personal chef service presents Cena con Amici (“Dinner with friends”): Rustic Tuscany, an evening of rustic hand-crafted Italian food, wine, and lively conversation with soon-to-be great friends. Gather around our communal table inside The Woman’s Exchange’s beloved tearoom for a taste of summertime in Italy with this made-from-scratch, authentic Italian feast prepared with a combination of seasonal, local and imported Italian artisanal ingredients.

Rustic Tuscany Menu: ( $80/person, 4-course family-style meal; Optional wine pairings additional $25/person; $72 early bird discount tickets available until 7/26, 11:59pm)

Friday, August 9th, Doors open 6:45pm, Dinner 7pm

Antipasto della casa

Bountiful spread of assorted local and imported Italian cured meats and cheeses, crostini, and "fantasia della chef" (market-driven small bites from the chef's imagination)

Pici cacio e pepe

Hand-rolled thick rope-shaped pasta with a simple sauce of pecorino Toscano , cracked black pepper, and toasted olive oil breadcrumbs.

Maiale al latte

Local pasture-raised pork shoulder braised in milk, lemon, and Tuscan herbs until tender and succulent and served over creamy polenta.

Contorni :Two seasonal side dishes

Tiramisu alla Pesca

Variation on traditional tiramisu with ripe summer peaches and amaretto.