Frankie’s Italian Kitchen Dine Out 2015

I was invited in to preview Executive Chef Karl Gregg’s Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $28 prix fixe as their dine out menu was one of my picks in this years festival. The dishes shown below were my favourites from the 4 course menu that I tried.

1st Course Appetizer

Tomato Caprese Salad

Tomato Caprese Salad

Tomato Caprese Salad

windset farm tomato, bocconcini, balsamic crema and fresh basil

The other dish on offer from the Appetizer selection.

Arancini

sicilian risotto balls

with mikuni wild mushrooms, grano padano parmesan

and house-made aioli

 

2nd Course Appetizer

Veal Ravioli

Veal Ravioli

Veal Ravioli

housemade ravioli, fresh basil, ricotta, and organic tomato sauce

The other dish on offer from the Appetizer selection.

Saltspring Mussels

italian sausage, concerto tomato, garlic, white wine, basil, and grilled filone

 

3rd Course Entree

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

Jumbo Shrimp Scampi

lemon mascarpone cream, garlic, and shallots

The other dishes on offer from the Entree selection.

Bistecca Pomodoro

pan seared medallions of triple A beef, café de paris butter, broccolini,

with spaghetti pomodoro

Marsala Chicken

rossdown chicken breast, marsala wine, mushroom sauce,

with seasonal vegetables and fingerling potato

 

4th Course Dessert which is an optional add-on course

 

Signature Tiramisu

Signature Tiramisu

Signature Tiramisu +$5

Frankie’s house-made version of the classic venetian dessert

with mascarpone cheese, espresso dipped lady fingers and heavy cream

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen Dine Out Vancouver promotion runs thru February 1st.

Reservations for Dine Out are now being accepted via phone at 604-688-6368. Frankie’s Italian Kitchen and Bar is located at 765 Beatty Street in downtown Vancouver and they are open for dinner from 5pm nightly.

By: Richard Wolak