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BALLO Italian Restaurant Dinner at The James Beard House – March 3

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Looking for a dining experience? BALLO Italian Restaurant will be featured at the James Beard House on Monday, March 3 with a menu highlighting innovative Tuscan cuisine. BALLO Italian, located at the Mohegan Sun Casino, opened in 2011 and has been a diners choice three years in a row on Open Table and rated “Very Good” by the New York Times.

Executive Chef Shaun Golan will present a six-course meal paired with selected wines. The dinner is $130 for James Beard House members and $170 for non-members. Reservations can be made here. The menu is as follows:

Hors d’Oeuvres
Short Rib Arancini with gorgonzola dolce
Marinated Oysters with lemon and pickles chilies
Bruschette with chickpeas, roasted tomato and pecorino
Fresh Mozzarella with red pepper pesto
Baked Littleneck Clams with guanciale and sweet peppers
Instituto Agrario San Michele Reisling Trentino

First
Buratta with poached dates and artichokes
Antinor Bramito Chardonnay Umbria IGT

Second
Grilled Octopus “fra diavolo” with crispy cauliflower, calabrian chilies and sopressata
Brandini Arenis Pedmonte

Third
Lasagna “Al Forno” with porchetta ragù, broccoli rabe and scamorza
Antinori Peppoli Chianti Classico

Fourth
Lamb Chop with eggplant agrodolce, spring onions and white anchovy
Le Sughere di Frassinello IGT Tuscany

Fifth
Crostata with pine nuts, ricotta and honey crema
Banfi “Florus” Moscadello di Montalcino late harvest

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