July 16th, 2010 • Posted by Lino Pertusini • Permalink
Lino Pertusini and the staff at the Osteria D Assisi
thank you for your patronage. From our family to yours - Buon Appetito
Assaggio, e Delizioso!
Feature wine at Osteria d' Assisi
Four Vines Winery 2008 "Naked®" Chardonnay,
Step away from the barrel! This Chardonnay was
fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it
want to. This is crisp, concentrated Chardonnay with all its natural
acid. Naked exhibits apple, white peach, and pear, finishing long with
hints of citrus and mineral. Eat oysters and drink "Naked" often!!
Benvenuti! Osteria D Assisi Bruschetta!
Bruschetta (Brew-Ske-Ta), from the Italian
bruscare meaning "to roast over coals," is traditionally garlic bread
made by rubbing slices of toasted bread with garlic cloves, then
drizzling the bread with olive oil. The bread is salted, peppered and
served warm. Bruschetta has been a staple of Italian fare for many
years. What it has become in America though is quite a different story.
Osteria D Assisi Bruschetta
12 Slices Osteria D Assisi Italian Bread ½ inch
¼ cup Osteria D Assisi Super Tuscan Extra Virgin
2 medium well riped organic tomatoes chopped (1 ½
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Place bread slices on a charcoal grill. Drizzle 1
teaspoon olive oil on each slice of bread. Grill until golden brown.
While bread is toasting mix remaining ingredients. Spoon tomato mixture
onto bread slices.
Serve at room temperature.
Lake Como Food and Drinks
The taste of Lake Como in Santa Fe New Mexico is
at Osteria d Assisi Restaurant. Your host, Lino Pertusini, is from
Lake Como. For generations the Pertusini family has been associated with
the finest restaurants and grand hotels. Mr Pertusini, along with his
professional staff takes pride in their world class service and
authentic Italian Cuisine.
A Journey through the Very Best of Italian Cuisine
Many visitors return from their vacations with
wonderful memories of the great food that they tasted during their trip
in Lake Como. There are many popular dishes native to the Lake Como
area, and often you'll discover that the ingredients were grown locally,
or even in their neighbor's backyard! We'll also share with you the
unique customs shared by local Italians when it comes to eating and
drinking so that you don't miss out on everything it can offer you.
Eating and drinking is like a form of art in Lake Como!
Lake Como Food
It's the ingredients that make Italian food so
special. Imagine the smell of your average Lake Como kitchen covered
with fresh basil, oregano, garlic, organic tomatoes, home-made pasta and
fish just caught from the lake. Each town has their own little recipe
and secret about the best way to grill their freshwater fish. Lake Como
has 5 different types of fish to choose from, the most popular being
Lavarello. Aside from the hundreds of types of pastas and pizzas, you
are bound to run across polenta, which is a type of cornmeal and
mataloc, a dome-shaped sponge cake - both native to this area.
Although not as famous as their Tuscan neighbors in
the south, Northern Italy produces some excellent wines particularly in
the Valtellina valley, a vast landscape just north-east of Lake Como,
bordering Switzerland. Wine aficionados can prepare to go on
spectacular wine-tasting tours in this valley in the Alps which boasts a
warm and dry micro-climate, ideal for harvesting grapes.
Experience the fabulous cuisine, culture, and old world charm of Lake
Como Italy in a lakeside Villa. Weekly monthly rentals available. Visit www.Lakecomovilla.com for
additional information and rental details.
Highlight on St. Elizabeth Shelter
St. Elizabeth Shelter was founded in 1986 and, even today, remains the
only year-round homeless shelter in all of Santa Fe and Northern New
Mexico. Last year was its busiest ever with the shelter assisting more
than 3,200 homeless men, women and children, providing more than 40,000
bed nights of shelter and serving nearly 50,000 meals all-time records
in all three categories. And as the recession continues without
significant abatement, these record numbers unfortunately seem to be the
Besides providing emergency food and shelter, St. Elizabeth helps
homeless individuals address pressing healthcare issues, find
employment, obtain benefits and locate permanent housing. It
accomplishes this through intensive case management, counseling and a
wide range of programs including:
A 30-bed emergency shelter for men;
A new dedicated emergency shelter for women,
children and families, Casa Familia, that opened in November 2009 and
can house up to 40 people;
Three separate transitional housing programs with a full range of
8 apartments for homeless families with children;
8 apartments for homeless seniors;
28 apartments for homeless individuals with disabilities;
A Resource Center open two days a week (Mondays
and Fridays) that offers free meals, clothing, supplies, case
management, phone and mail service for the chronic homeless;
Hosting the City of Santa Fes Homeless Court every month.
More than just providing a safe and secure place to
spend the night, St. Elizabeth offers hope and a successful 24-year
track record in helping people to put their lives back in order by
quickly moving them into transitional and permanent housing.
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