A New Year At Valentino With Piero Selvaggio

Selvaggio and Chef Nico Chessa Ring in 2014 with Elegance
and Welcome New Year's Day with a New Winter Menu for 2014

WHO: Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO and Executive Chef Nico Chessa

WHAT: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Valentino
VALENTINO presents an elegant five course tasting menus celebrating the arrival of the New Year. An � la carte menu of VALENTINO classic dishes will be available.

Valentino will also be open on New Year's Day to introduce the first new dishes from Chef Nico Chessa's Winter menu featuring Italian cucina from the north, middle and south. A tasting of this menu is priced at $65 and will include a complimentary dessert

New Year's Eve at Valentino
Il Menu

Assaggino
A welcome palate teaser from the chef

Choice of First course
Insalata d'aragosta con farro e olio agrumato
Maine lobster salad with Tuscan spelt and orange infused oil
or
Tortino di funghi con tartufi neri
Wild mushroom timbale with black truffles
or
Cannelloni di granchio, salsetta di crostacei
Crab cannelloni, crustacean sauce and fresh water shrimp

Choice of Entree
La quaglia con il suo risotto
Pan roasted Napa quail with Parmesan risotto
or
Costata di vitello Pugliese
Prime veal chop with mosto cotto reduction

IL Formaggio
Selection of artisanal cheeses

IL Dolce
A sweet ending for 2014

$120 per guest; menu only
With optional wine pairing add $60pp
Exclusive of other beverages, tax and gratuities

WHEN: New Year's Eve - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
5:00 p.m to closing
$120 per person per guest for menu, beverages, tax and gratuities excluded
$60 for optional wine pairing from the Valentino cellar


New Year's Day - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
5:00 p.m. to closing
Introducing dishes from the new winter menu from Chef Nico Chessa; � la carte or tasting menu with complimentary dessert for $65 per guest; beverages, tax and gratuities excluded

WHY: In celebration of the 41st Anniversary of VALENTINO and the restaurant's stature as the leader of Italian fine dining history in Los Angeles, Piero Selvaggio and Executive Chef Nico Chessa are passionately developing new menus of innovative dishes that break away from the past traditions, leaning to the modern, all designed with an elegant fresh look and composition to be discovered by the next generation of guests discovering VALENTINO, the quintessential Italian restaurant of Los Angeles


WHERE: VALENTINO
3115 Pico Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90401
310.829.4313
www.VALENTINOsm.com

ABOUT: Piero Selvaggio and VALENTINO have made a significant contribution to the
Los Angeles restaurant scene, introducing authentic Italian products, wine and regional cuisine to the public and nurturing many of our most influential chefs and restaurateurs. Selvaggio was recently recognized for his achievement in Angeleno and Wine Spectator magazines in October 2012. VALENTINO was named among the best Italian restaurants in the United States by Travel & Leisure and The Daily Meal. The restaurant was named among the thirteen restaurants that changed the Los Angeles dining scene by Zagat.com in 2012 and awarded Top 10 Romantic Restaurants, Top 10 Wine Lists, Top 10 Italian Restaurants in Los Angeles by Gayot.com in 2012. Selvaggio was recently profiled for the "Lifer" interview in Eater LA about his legendary career. With its intimate dining rooms, unsurpassed wine cellar, and the consummate graciousness of owner Piero Selvaggio, VALENTINO remains the favored destination for some of the best dining in Los Angeles.

Contact: 

Jannis Swerman
Jannis Swerman & Company
818.789.7747, 323.646.7981
jannids@aol.com