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Chef Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House Joins Chef Jon Spahr of Amaro Pizzeria for Five-Course Wine Dinner

Amaro Pizzeria and Vino Lounge
Amaro Pizzeria and Vino Lounge
Jackie Mercandetti

Chef Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House, the new restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale serving up standard American favorites with a delicious kick in the ass, will be heading North to Cave Creek to join Jon Spahr, chef and owner of Amaro Pizzeria and Vino Lounge, for a special wine dinner at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 18.

The five-course wine dinner will feature such goodies as braised pork belly, black mustard gnocchetti, and fig strudel.

Sounds like a delicious duo to us. Check out the full menu after the jump.

First Course Sambal scallop crudo, galia melon, corriander & Speck carpaccio, crenshaw melon, pursiane, lemon vinaigrette 2009 Elios, Moschofilero/Chardonnay/Roditis/Savatiano, Mediterrean White, Peloponnese, Greece

Second Course Braised pork belly, pickled aprioct, almond/brussel sprout salad 2008 Cuvaison, Chardonnay, Cameros, California

Third Course Black mustard gnocchetti, golden beets, bbq duck confit, crispy raisins 2009 M. Chapoutier, Syrah/Grenache, Belleruche, Côtes-du-Rhône, France

Fourth Course Cocoa charred short ribs, wheatberry/barley risotto, blackberry shellac 2008 Markham, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa, California

Fifth Course Fig strudel, goat cheese Chantilly, cajeta créme, praline almonds 2010 Two Hands, Moscato, Brillian Disguise, Barossa Valley, Australia

The cost of the five-course wine dinner is $65 per person. Reservations are required. Call 480-502-1920 or email tdamaro19@gmail.com.

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