Spring has sprung!

April 26, 2010

Spring has officially sprung, and at I Trulli that can only mean one thing: the return of our Spring Garden Parties!

Since 1994, I Trulli has been a favorite among New York diners not just for its delicious pugliese-inspired dishes and famed all-Italian wine-list, but also for its lush back garden, one of Manhattan’s most unique and secluded outdoor restaurant spaces.

Each week our Spring Garden Party will be themed around a particular region of Italy, giving you the chance to savor local wines and foods as they were meant to be enjoyed. The series begins next Tuesday, May 4, with a celebration of the distinctive flavors of Emilia-Romagna.

Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Mortadella, Aceto Balsamico: some of Italy’s most exported products hail from this culinary heartland. Such strong specialties require a wine to match, which is where Emilia’s refreshing sparkling wine, Lambrusco, delivers. Yet this oft-overlooked wine region also produces some of the country’s most interesting blends. Sample some of our favorites at I Trulli next Tuesday, each paired with Chef Patti Jackson‘s special selection of classic Emilian antipasti!

Wines:
Lambrusco Labrusca Bianco NV Lini
Lambrusco In Correggio Rosé NV Lini
Lambrusco In Correggio Scuro NV Lini
Lambrusco Metodo Classico 2003 Lini
Ageno 2004 La Stoppa
Macchiona 2003 La Stoppa

Chef Patti Jackson’s Antipasto Table:
Grilled Mortadella
Erbazzone
Chicken Liver Pâté
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Piadine with Spring Vegetables
Asparagus wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma

SPRING GARDEN PARTY
at I Trulli
Tuesday, May 4
6-8pm
$35*
(plus tax and 18% gratuity)

Upcoming Parties:
May 11: LAZIO
May 18: PUGLIA
May 25: PIEMONTE
June 1: TOSCANA

For more information and reservations please contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Buy wine at Vino, drink it at I Trulli!

April 23, 2010

For over fifteen years I Trulli has offered New Yorkers some of Italy’s finest wines from an award-winning, all-Italian wine-list. Thanks to Nicola Marzovilla‘s meticulous selection process and a sixth sense for the next big thing, we’ve helped turn some of Italy’s lesser-known wines and most obscure grape varieties into household names.

Now you can enjoy these wines at retail cost! Every weekend lunchtime you can purchase wine from our retail store, Vino, located directly opposite the restaurant on 27th Street, and open it at I Trulli! Vino is home to many of the Italian wines featured on I Trulli’s list, while its recent international expansion means its global selection is broader and better than ever before. Savor world-class wines at retail cost in one of the city’s top dining destinations!

BYOB
Buy wine at Vino, drink it at I Trulli
Saturday-Sunday, 12-3pm
No corkage fee!

Maximum two bottles per table. Reservations of up to six people.
For more information please call 212-481-7372 or email info@itrulli.com.


A really Good Friday…

April 2, 2010

Vino has officially gone global! Last night’s first installment of our back-to-back Grand Tastings proved a massive success! But if you couldn’t make it yesterday, be sure to join us again from 5:30pm this afternoon for part two of our double-header! It’s gonna be a really Good Friday…

Tonight more representatives from our top distributors will be pouring more great wines for your quaffing pleasure, reflecting our ever-expanding international selection. Don’t miss it!

VINO GOES GLOBAL:
GRAND TASTING

Friday, April 2
5:30-7:30pm
FREE

For more information please call 212-725-6516 or email contact@vinosite.com.


Restaurant Girl finds the perfect dish at I Trulli

March 4, 2010

After last week’s appearance in the Village Voice, Chef Patti Jackson‘s Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe has gotten another press mention this week, this time on influential Danyelle Freeman‘s New York City dining blog, Restaurant Girl. Click here for the full recipe!


A Sicilian Feast at I Trulli

March 3, 2010

The origins of La Festa di San Giuseppe date back to the middle ages, when at the end of a severe drought Sicilians prepared a lavish feast in honor of their patron saint. A San Giuseppe banquet is still enjoyed today by Sicilians, Italian-Americans and lovers of Italian food and heritage.

As a child in Puglia, I Trulli owner Nicola Marzovilla grew up with two uncles named Giuseppe, with whom he would enjoy typical fried zeppole and other specialties on this popular holiday. Who better to host his own San Giuseppe celebration?

Join us on Thursday, March 18, as we explore the culinary and cultural traditions of San Giuseppe. Chef Patti Jackson‘s delicious menu will feature some of the Marzovilla family’s favorite San Giuseppe dishes, paired with Sicily’s classic local wines. And in true San Giuseppe style, we’ll even be presenting our own tavola di San Giuseppe, a decorative altar featuring a bounteous spread of typical breads and cakes!

La Festa di SAN GIUSEPPE
Thursday, March 18
7:30pm
$75 plus tax and gratuity

Book now!

For more information and reservations please visit our website, contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Patti’s Cavatelli in the Village Voice

March 1, 2010

Chef Patti Jackson‘s signature dish, Cavatelli with Broccoli Rabe and Toasted Almonds is featured in the Village Voice‘s Fork In The Road blog! “I love this dish because of its simplicity, both of the ingredients and flavors,” the I Trulli chef tells Chantal Martineau. “It really reminds me of the reasons why I love Italian food.” Click here for the recipe!


Carnevale!

February 9, 2010

Celebrate in style at I Trulli (masks optional…)

Since the 17th century visitors in costume dress have descended upon the Venetian capital for what is today Europe’s most famous and extravagant carnival. This year carnival fever has reached I Trulli, where on February 24 we’ll be hosting an exclusive Venetian dinner celebrating all the magic and mystique of this lavish event.

Chef Patti Jackson‘s Venetian menu features some of Venice’s favorite dishes and delicate specialties which capture the exotic essence of this unique city. If you couldn’t make it to Venice this year here’s a chance to don your mask and bask in the masquerade of Carnevale at I Trulli.

And in the spirit of this festive season, Astrid and Nicola Marzovilla will generously match a suggested $20 (per person) donation to Buddha’s Smile School, a not-for-profit school in northern India that teaches and nurtures some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children in the world.

CARNEVALE
Wednesday, February 24
7pm Cocktail Buffet
8pm Dinner
$85
plus tax and gratuity

Book now!

For more information and reservations please visit our website or contact 212-481-7372 or email reservations@itrulli.com. We look forward to seeing you soon at I Trulli!

BUDDHA’S SMILE SCHOOL
Buddha’s Smile School is a non-denominational, not-for-profit school located in Varanasi, India. Its mission is to teach and nurture hope for some of the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged children. Since 2003 Buddha’s Smile School has served children from local slums and villages in north India, delivering primary education with love, care, and motivation. Astrid and Nicola Marzovilla’s son, Domenico, spent time at working with students at the school last year. A suggested $20 (per person) donation to Buddha’s Smile School will be generously matched by the Marzovilla family.