-March 9, Pizza Cooking Class ($25 includes pizza and wine)
-March 15, Ides of March (complimentary Caesar served)
-March 20, Pasta Promo for Shamrock Shufflers (half-price pasta)
Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar will be hopping all month long as the contemporary Italian Lakeview restaurant presents an exciting lineup of dining events taking place throughout March.
On Tuesday, March 9, guests can learn the secrets of Frasca’s tasty wood-fired pizzas by joining a pizza cooking class led by owner Doug Dunlay and executive chef Andrew Easterday. Pizza-making pupils can choose to make one of two recipes: the Margherita (tomato sauce, mozzarella, sliced tomatoes and basil) or the Pepperoni (with tomato sauce, mozzarella and oregano). Frasca’s pizza cooking class begins at 7 p.m. and costs $25 per person, which includes one pizza and two glasses of wine.
An ancient Roman legend gets new life at Frasca on Monday, March 15, the day known as the “Ides of March.” The term refers to the date in 44 B.C. when Julius Caesar was assassinated and comes from William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar.” In a modern culinary interpretation, Frasca will offer all dining guests a complimentary Caesar salad (romaine with croutons, reggiano and homemade Caesar dressing, regularly $7) when they purchase an entree during regular business hours (4:30-10 p.m.) on Monday, March 15. All hail Caesar!
And, finally, runners participating in the Shamrock Shuffle on Sunday, March 21 will want to grab a seat at Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar to carbo-load the evening before the big race. From 3-11 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, Frasca will offer half-priced pasta dishes, including such favorites as linguine with peas and prosciutto and four-cheese ravioli (regularly $14-$15) to all dining guests who mention this offer.
Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar is a contemporary Italian-influenced restaurant featuring specialty pizzas and delicious wine cuisine. The culture and cuisine of the neighborhood “frasca” began in the Friuli region of Italy. Literally meaning “branch,” the frasca was identified by a wreath of branches hanging over a farmhouse door signifying the sale of food and wine within. Often attached to a winery, the frasca provided a pleasant and informal gathering place for family and friends to share a meal, a bottle of wine and warm hospitality.Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar 3358 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60657 773.248.5222 http://www.frascapizzeria.com