Volterra Dinner

(Last updated March 21, 2014)

Appetizers (Antipasti)

Roasted Cauliflower and Fontina Cream
(Cavolfiore Arrosto con Fontina)

Roasted cauliflower baked with Fontina cheese cream topped with green onion curls and fried prosciutto $10

Taylor Shellfish Clams and Sausage
(Vongole e Salsiccia)

Manila Clams and house made spicy Italian sausage steamed in a spicy tomato sauce; served with roasted garlic bruschetta $12

Polenta and Wild Mushrooms
(Polenta con Funghi)

Fontina filled polenta custard with a truffle scented wild mushroom ragu $11

Lamb Meatballs
Polpettine D’Angello con Zucca)

House made Anderson Valley lamb meatballs with roasted spaghetti squash, goat cheese cream and topped with Calabrian chilis and Italian green olive relish $13

Homemade “Little Bite” Selection
(Antipasti Assortiti)

Daily selection of Chef Drew’s seasonal antipasti items, price per person $12

Assorted Cured Meats
(Salumi Assortiti e Pecorino Toscano)

Locally hand-crafted and imported cured meats with Tuscan Pecorino $11

“Oil Soup”
(Zuppa all’ Olio della Villa Otium)

Cannellini bean and smoked pork jowl soup with croutons, chives and a generous drizzling of extra virgin olive oil $8

Burrata Cheese and Spicy Coppa
(Buratta e Coppa)

Ricotta filled mozzarella with shaved spicy coppa, arugula and drizzed with extra virgin olive oil $12

Entrees (Piatti Forti)

*Wild Boar Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Sauce
(Cinghiale al Gorgonzola)

Wild boar tenderloin roasted and served with a Gorgonzola and mustard sauce, rosemary roasted Yukon Gold potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $28

*Sauteed Jumbo Prawns
(Gamberoni Trifolati)

Jumbo Gulf prawns sautéed with garlic, fresh tomatoes, basil, white wine, and butter; served on a bed of baby greens with fingerling potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $24

Crispy Herb Chicken
(Pollo alla Diavola)

Boneless Draper Valley half chicken marinated in fresh herbs and seared to a crispy golden brown; served with Volterra mashed potatoes and seasonal market vegetables (cook time 25 minutes) $23

Horseradish Braised Pork Cheeks
(Guancia di Maiale Brasato)

Horseradish braised pork cheeks with rosemary scented creamy polenta, sautéed cauliflower, horseradish cream and topped with a frisee and radish salad $27

Painted Hills New York Strip with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto
(Bistecca alla Griglia con Porri, Gorgonzola e Prosciutto)

12oz grilled Painted Hills New York Strip topped with sautéed leeks, Gorgonzola cheese, fried prosciutto; served with Volterra mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and herb oil $36

Seafood Stew
(Zuppa di Pesce)

Taylor Shellfish Manila clams and mussels, prawns and today’s fresh fish in a saffron scented tomato broth with toasted almonds, fresh fennel; served with toasted Tuscan bread and saffron aioli $28

Rosemary and Olive Braised Lamb Osso Buco
(Coscie D’Agnello Brasato)

Anderson Valley lamb shank braised with rosemary, Italian green olives and served with rosemary scented creamy polenta, Italian chicory and topped with olive caper gremolata $32

*Grilled Beef Tenderloin
(Bistecca di Filetto alla Tartufata)

8 oz natural beef tenderloin topped with a truffle scented Prosciutto di Parma, wild mushroom and demi-glaze sauce; served with Volterra mashed potatoes and seasonal market vegetables $34

Salads (Insalati)

House Salad
(Insalatina della Casa)

Baby arugula, shaved fennel and Parmigiano Reggiano tossed in Chianti vinaigrette and sprinkled with fresh chives $10

*Caesar Salad
(Insalata Cesarina)

Crispy Romaine hearts tossed in traditional Caesar dressing and topped with croutons and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano $12

Poached Pear and Gorgonzola Salad
(Insalata di Pere con Gorgonzola)

White wine poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola, and honey fig vinaigrette tossed with mixed greens $10

Warm Wild Mushroom Salad
(Insalata ai Funghi Selvatici)

Sautéed locally foraged wild mushrooms tossed with balsamic vinegar, mixed herbs on a bed of mixed greens; topped with fresh grated Pecorino Romano $13

Roasted Beet and Arugula Salad
(Insalata di Bietole)

Roasted organic beets, baby arugula, and toasted walnuts tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and topped with aged Asiago cheese $10

Duck Confit and Grapefruit Salad
(Insalata di Lenticchi)

Duck confit, grapefruit, frisee and arugula tossed with mild goat cheese and pomegranate vinaigrette $13

Noodles (Pasta)

Wide Noodles with Lamb Ragu
(Papparedelle alla Ragu D’Agnello)

House made organic egg wide noodles tossed with Anderson Valley lamb ragu and topped with Sicilian Pecorino Pepato $19

Roasted Eggplant Pouches
(Ravioli di Melanzane)

House made organic egg pasta filled with roasted eggplant, Ricotta Salata, roasted garlic, and basil tossed in a spicy tomato ragu and topped with Sicilian Pecorino Pepato $18

Spicy Sausage, Escarole and Penne Pasta
(Penne alla Romana)

Spicy Italian sausage with Cannelinni beans, cremini mushrooms, escarole, herb butter and penne pasta topped with Pecorino Romano $19

Fettuccini with Prawns
(Fettucine coi Gamberi)

House made organic egg fettuccini tossed with wild gulf prawns, garlic, fresh tomatoes, Calabrian chilis, basil, baby spinach and white wine butter sauce $20

Pork Jowls, Wild Mushrooms and Truffle Butter
(Tagliolini con Guanciale e Funghi Selvatici)

House made organic egg tagliolini tossed with smoked pork jowls, locally foraged wild mushrooms,truffle butter and organic Parmigiano Reggiano $19

Fusili with Grilled Chicken and Pesto Cream
(Fusili al Pesto con Pollo, Pomodori Secchi e Formaggio di Capra)

Fusili tossed in a basil pesto cream sauce with sun dried tomatoes, toasted pinenuts, grilled chicken and grated GranaPadano; topped with soft goat cheese $18

Linguine with White Clam Sauce
(Linguine alla Vongole)

Linguine tossed with Taylor Shellfish Manila clams, garlic, white wine, parsley, anchovies, red chili flakes and sweet butter $19

Dungeness Crab Ravioli
(Ravioli coi Granchi)

House made organic egg pasta filled with Dungeness crab,chives and Mascarpone tossed in a light tomato cream topped with baby mache $20

Appetizer Orders of All Pasta Dishes $13