VILLA LA BELLE ETOILE
Summer Menu

Chef Marina Melis ~ SARDINIA ~

An island of shepherds, renegades, myrtle and wild boars: This is beautiful Sardegna. Flavors from soft pecorino Sardo and suckling pig to bitter honey and pungent Bottarga bear the imprints of Rome, Spain, and the Arab world. Granite and Mediterranean Macchia brush mark Sardinia’s landscape and gives life to the intriguingly under-discovered wines, including complex Vermentinos; spicy Cannonau and the unique sherry-style Vernaccia di Oristano.

Sardinian food and wine represent an amazing kaleidoscope of tastes and flavors which don’t have equal anywhere in the world. Roberto Tola

Summer Food Menu

Antipasti

CASINGIOLU
TRADITIONAL SARDINIAN GOAT CHEESE. LOCAL OLIVE OIL, RED PEPPERS, ITALIAN HERBS
ANTIPASTI DI TERRA
SELECTION OF WILD SARDINIAN HAMS AND CHEESES: INCLUDING BRESAOLA, CULLATELLO, PECORINO, CAPRINO, SMOKED RICOTTA
ANTIPASTI DI MARE
FRESH SEAFOOD SALAD WITH MUSSELS, OCTOPUS, PRAWNS
CAPRESE
CREAMY MOZZERELLA, FRESH TOMATOES, BASIL
INSALATA MISTA LOCALE
DAILY CHOOSEN GREENS INCLUDING ESCAROLE, HOUSE DRESSING
ZUPPA DI VEDURE
A LIGHT SOUP WITH FRESH DAILY VEGETABLES
CRUDITES FRESCA

Primi

RAVIOLI DI RICOTTA OVINA
MADE WITH EGGS AND SAFFRON, GRATED LEMON AND FRESH TOMATO SAUCE
CULURGIONES
FILLED PASTA WITH POTATOES, DOLCE SARDO CHEESE, FRESH MINT, SAGE LEAVES, LOCAL OLIVE OIL.
LASAGNE ALLA CHEF
OUR CHEF’S SIGNATURE LASAGNA
PASTA FUSILLI
PREPARED WITH GRILLED ZUCCHINI AND A SPLASH OF LOCAL OLIVE OIL
SPAGHETTI ALLA VONGOLE
SPAGHETTI WITH TRADITIONAL TOMATO SAUCE AND SMALL CLAMS (OR FRESH PRA WNS)
PASTA FREGOLA
SMALL SARDINIAN SEMOLINA PASTA WITH FRESH SMALL CLAMS OR FRESH MUSSELS IN A TRADITIONAL ITALIAN SAUCE
PENNETTE PASTA ALLA CARETTIERA
MOZZARELLA, RIPE TOMATOES, BASIL, AND OUR FINEST LOCAL OLIVE OIL
SPAGHETTI ALLO SCOGLIO
SPAGHETTI SAUTÉED WITH A SELECTION OF FINE SEAFOOD
PASTA E FUNGI
SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND SMAOKED PANCETTA IN OUR CHEF’S SIGNATURE SAUCE
MALLOREDDUS
TRADITIONAL PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE, SAUSAGE, PECORINO
MELANZANE A LA PARMIGIANA
BAKED EGGPLANT, CRUSTED PARMESAN CHEESE
PASTA CON SCAMPI
FRESH RED TOMATO SAUCE, SHRIMP
RISOTTO
SARDINIAN RISOTTO WITH CALAMARI

Contorni

GRILLED VEGETABLES
ARTICHOKES, PEPPERS, EGGPLANT,
HEIRLOOM CARROTS WITH LEMON POTATOES AL FORNO, ROSEMARY
MUSHROOMS, ZUCCHINI, OTHER DAILY CHOOSEN VEGETABLES

Secondi

GRIGLIATA MISTA DI CARNE
MIXED GRILL OF SUCCULENT MEATS
AGNELLO ARROSTO
ROASTED SUCCULENT LAMB RIBS WITH A HINT OF ROSEMARY
POLLO RUSPANTE
FREE-RANGE CHICKEN BAKED IN THE OVEN
PORCHETTO ARROSTO
SUCKLING PIG, A FINE SARDINIAN DELICACY, ROASTED AND GARNISHED WITH MRYTLE
GRIGLIATA MISTA DI PESCE
FISHES OF THE DAY, GRILLED OR BAKED
PECORA IN CAPOTTO
POTATOES
GAMBERONI
FRESH LARGE PRAWNS OVENBAKED, BOILED WITH LEMON AND LOCAL OLIVE OIL, OR GRILLED WITH FRESH HERBS
FRITTO MISTO DI MARE
A SELECTION OF MIXED FRIED FISH, SERVED WITH LEMON ON THE SIDE
ARAGOSTA
LOBSTER SAUTÉED IN OUR FINEST LOCAL OLIVE OIL WITH CHEF’S LEMON SAUCE

Dolce

TIRAMISU
ALLA LA BELLE ÉTOILE
MACEDONIA
FRUIT SALAD WITH DAILY FRESH FRUITS
DOLCI TIPICI
ALMOND BASED TRADITIONAL SARDINIAN SWEETS AND COOKIES
SEBADAS
TRADITIONAL SARDINIAN DESSERT FILLED WITH SOFT CHEESE, HONEY
GELATI
SELECTION OF CLASSIC ITALIAN FLAVORS

PLEASE NOTE: OUR MENU IS MEANT TO BE A SUGGESTION OF VARIOUS OPTIONS. OUR DISHES ARE ALWAYS MADE WITH THE FRESHEST DAILY INGREDIENTS AND MAY VARY ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY IN THE MARKET.

Wine Menu

Vini Spumanti

PROSECCO BRUT ‘MIONETTO’
2013
NOSE: INTENSE, FRUITY BOUQUET WITH HINT OF GOLDEN APPLE.
PALATE: DRY, FRESH, LIGHT IN BODY AND WELL BALANCED.
CHAMPAGNE ‘MOET & CHANDON’
2012
NOSE: PÂTISSERIE SCENTED FIZZ WITH TOASTY NOTES AND HINT OF VANILLA.
PALATE: MATURE AND REFRESHINGLY DRY.

Vini Bianchi

NURAGUS DI CAGLIARI ‘ARGLIOLAS’
2014
NOSE: FRUITY, FRAGRANT AND HARMONIOUS.
PALATE: FULL, MELLOW AND RICH, WITH A SLIGHTLY BITTER FINISH, TYPICAL OF NURAGUS.
PINOT GRIGIO ‘SANTA CATERINA’
2013
NOSE: LIGHT BODIED, ELEGANT, CRISP AND DRY
PALATE: LIGHT LEMON, GREEN APPLE, AND BLOSSOMS.
CHARDONNAY ‘KURTATSCH CORTACCIA’
2013
NOSE: MEDITERRANEAN ABUNDANCE OF FRUIT, BANANA AND GINGERBREAD SPICES.
PALATE: SMOOTH ACIDITY, STRUCTURED AND FRESH.
VERMENTINO DI GALLURA ‘FUNTANALIRAS’
2014
NOSE: ELEGANT AND DELICATE AROMA, WITH NOTES OF FRESH HAZELNUT, ACACIA AND BAKED APPLE.
PALATE: SOFT, DRY AND PLEASANTLY FRUITY.
CHARDONNAY ALTO ADIGE ‘PILAT’
2014
NOSE: WONDERFUL, COMPLEX AROMAS IN THE NOSE, EXOTIC FRUIT, PASSION FRUIT
PALATE: PERSISTENT TASTE WITH FRUITY FRESHNESS AND A JUICY FINISH
VERMINTINO DI SARDEGNA ‘CAPICHERA’
2014
NOSE: FLORAL SCENTS WITH NOTES OF ORANGE BLOSSOM, IRIS, AND FRUITY YELLOW APPLE.
PALATE: FRESH, LIVELY, AND FRAGRANT WITH A NICE FRUITY FULLNESS AND PERSISTENT FULLNESS.

Vini Rossi

CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA ‘SELLA & MOSCA’
2010
NOSE: EMITS AROMAS OF RIPE RED BERRY, INCLUDING STRAWBERRY AND RASPBERRY JAM.
PALATE: A FULL, ROUND TASTE OF HERBS, SPICES, COFFEE, AND FRUIT FLAVORS WITH AN ARISTOCRATIC OAK OVERTONE.
ISELIS ROSSO ‘ARGIOLAS’
2012
NOSE: AMPLE AND HARMONIOUS SCENT, WITH NOTES OF YELLOW BLOSSOMS AND TROPICAL FRUITS, AND UNDERLYING LIGHT MOSSY NOTES
TASTE: MELLOW AND EXPANSIVE, WITH A VERY LONG PLEASANT FINISH.
BARBARESCO ‘CASTELLO DI NEIVE’
2011
NOSE: COMPLEX, INTENSE AND QUITE PRONOUNCED.
TASTE: ROUND, SWEET TANNINS, WITH THE RIGHT ACIDITY.
BAROLO ‘BOSCHETTI’
2010
NOSE: PERSISTENT AND PENETRATING WITH SCENTS OF ROSE AND LIQUORICE.
PALATE: AN ELEGANT, HARMONIOUS, FULLY ROUNDED BAROLO WITH NOTES OF COCOA, PIE CRUST, FIG, AND SHERRY.
TURRIGA ‘ARGIOLAS’
2010
NOSE: RICH, COMPLEX BOUQUET.
PALATE: VERY WELL STRUCTURED, BALANCED, FINE AND PERSISTENT. EXTREMELY SMOOTH.

Digestivi

LIMONCELLO
LIQUEUR MADE WITH MEDITERRANEAN SUN-RIPENED LEMONS.
MIRTO
SARDINIAN LIQUEUR MADE BY INFUSING MYRTLE BERRIES WITH ALCOHOL AND HONEY.

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