As the chill of winter settles in, there’s nothing quite like indulging in warm and hearty dishes to comfort the soul. Whether you’re joining us here at Bettolino Kitchen for a cozy dinner party or simply craving a comforting meal, these delightful dishes are sure to add a touch of warmth and flavor during the cold weather.
Carciofi Pesto: A Mediterranean Twist on a Classic Dip
Say goodbye to ordinary artichoke dip and hello to the Carciofi Pesto. This delightful dish combines the earthiness of chopped artichoke hearts with the richness of creamy mascarpone and parmesan cheese. The aromatic basil pesto adds a burst of freshness, while melted mozzarella creates a gooey, satisfying texture. Garnished with pistachios and served with toasted ciabatta, this Carciofi Pesto is a mouthwatering delight that will leave your taste buds dancing for the start of your meal.
Farrata: A Nutrient-Packed Medley of Flavor
Who knew a salad could be a hearty dish? For a lighter yet still substantial option, the Faratta Salad is a perfect choice. This vibrant dish features a warm mix of farro and quinoa, providing a nutritious base. Arugula, pesto, pistachios, and burrata cheese elevate the salad to a new level of indulgence, while sliced avocado adds a creamy texture. A drizzle of basil-infused olive oil adds a finishing touch that ties all the flavors together. Whether you share it with your party or keep it all to yourself, you can’t go wrong with this one!
Gemelli con Oxtail: Pasta Perfection with a Rich Twist
When it comes to heartiness, the Gemelli con Oxtail takes center stage on our pasta list. This dish starts with our handmade gemelli pasta tossed with succulent braised oxtail, earthy crimini mushrooms, and wilted arugula. The herbed breadcrumbs add a delightful crunch, while the rafano cream sauce ties everything together with a velvety finish. If you’re looking for something that warms you down to your soul, this is an ideal choice!
Arrosto di Maile: The Roast with the Most
If you’re looking for true comfort food for the cold weather, you’ll love our newest dish, the Arrosto di Maile. This milk-braised pork roast is a celebration of flavors, served on a bed of crimini mushrooms, mascarpone mashed potatoes, and sautéed zucchini. The slow-cooked tenderness of the pork, coupled with the creamy mashed potatoes and savory mushrooms, makes for a heavenly combination that will leave you dreaming about it later!
Short Rib Sandwich: A Heart-Warming Lunch
Even midday meals need a little heartiness in the cold weather! Our Short Rib Sandwich is a bursting panini that brings together the irresistible flavors of six-hour braised short ribs, local mozzarella, caramelized onions, and roasted peppers. The decadence of the rafano cream sauce adds a velvety touch, creating a harmonious blend of savory and creamy notes. All nestled between slices of our South Bay famous toasted ciabatta, this sandwich is a flavorful escape during the chilly winter days.
Warm Up at Bettolino Kitchen
If you’re getting those cravings and wishing you put a roast in the oven a few hours ago, then Bettolino Kitchen is calling your name! Whether you’re craving the comforting embrace of a tender meat dish or the heart hug of melted cheese, we have plenty of winter favorites to beat the cold weather. We look forward to seeing you around the table!