Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-278-1525

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In the Triangle, Italian Food and Fine Wine Make All the Difference

Monday, February 16th, 2015

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-still-life-red-wine-barrels-image13184429Something magical happens when the perfect combination of flavors in wine highlight, enhance, and harmonize with the flavors of fine Italian food. Like a passionate couple in love, the pairing of the right wine and the right meal can bring both flavor and excitement to an evening out. Mia Francesca Trattoria, our Northern Italian restaurant located in Midtown Raleigh North Hills, suggests an array of wine pairings with many items found on our menu; from our savory chicken to our seasoned grilled fish and palate-pleasing pasta dishes.

Our Louis Jadot Pouilly Fuisse Chardonnay from Burgundy, France perfectly complements the following Mia Francesca Trattoria chicken entrees:

  • Pollo salsa Bianca: grilled chicken breast, garlic, white wine, Alfredo cream sauce, Parmigiano, and linguini pasta
  • Pollo Arrosto alla Romano: roasted chicken, white wine, garlic, chili flakes, rosemary herb roasted potatoes
  • Pollo Piccata: pan seared chicken breast, garlic, white wine, capers, lemon, linguini aglio e Olio

Mia Francesca features two Pinot Grigio Italian bottled wines from Veneto. Our Le Macine and Ca’ Stella pair splendidly with our two delectable grilled fish entrees:

  • NC Trout: grilled North Carolina trout, cauliflower puree, tri-color cauliflower, golden raisins, baby spinach, and aged balsamic
  • Salmon Caponata: grilled salmon with farm fresh winter vegetables, eggplant, capers, fennel, olive oil, balsamic, and tomato

Both our St. Francis Old Vine Zinfandel from Sonoma, California and our Castella Sinnino Chianti Riserva pair well with the following pasta dishes:

  • Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs in a tasty tomato basil sauce
  • Penne Pastore: fennel sausage, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and tomato basil sauce over our penne pasta
  • Pollo al Parmesan features breaded chicken breasts, tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, and Linguini agli e olio

Remember, pairing and weight go hand-in-hand; lighter wines with lighter fare, robust wines with robust fare, and so on. It is important to look for a wine with flavor and aroma characteristics that invoke the traditions and taste of our Tuscany Italian entrées. Mia Francesca has an expansive fine wine list to consider and our Tuscany Italian fare partners very nicely with our selections. Try our Meat and Cheese Board with our Executive Chef’s selections of artisan cheese and charcuterie (fine meats), olives, fruit jam, and ciabatta crostini.

Pairing wine with fine food is an art. And it is very important to remember that life is always better with great taste and company.

Mangiamo! Let’s eat, drink and be merry!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, is having its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway” contest happening right now!

Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

 

Photo: Dreamstime #13184429

 

Triangle Restaurant Week in Raleigh: Taste Northern Italian All Week Long

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Triangle Restaurant Week Facebook logoMia Francesca Trattoria insideStarting today, Monday January 26th, right here in North Hills and running through Sunday February 1, visit Mia Francesca Trattoria during Triangle Restaurant Week to experience a special Northern Italian three-course meal at a very special price.

Triangle Restaurant Week is a great way for guests from across the Triangle to indulge in our wonderfully delicious authentic Italian cuisine. With lunch ($15) and dinner ($30) per person, our popular Tuscany Italian gourmet restaurant offers quite a value. (This does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity.) Again, this one-week celebration of culinary excellence starts tomorrow January 26 and lasts until February 1.

At Mia Francesca in Raleigh, we take great pride in having a true farm-to-table experience, serving only the freshest of ingredients. If you have never visited our Tuscany-influenced Trattoria, this is the perfect week. For the first course, diners can begin with a crisp Caesar salad or our Zuppa Minestrone soup featuring fresh winter vegetables or, at dinnertime; our Bruschette alla Romano with garlic toast, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and olive oil. All three are favorites here in Midtown Raleigh at North Hills.

While mingling with fellow guests at white linen tables, our second course will arrive in all of its tasty glory. Our professional kitchen staff, led by Executive and Iron Chef Zack VanGaasbeek, prepares everything with perfection in mind.

Mia Francesca offers five mouth-watering main course options for Triangle Restaurant Week (TRW):

  • Spaghetti Bolognese: beef, pork, and veal meatballs along with fresh herbs, tomato basil sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Panino alla Parmigiano: breaded chicken breast topped with tomato basil sauce and mozzarella served on ciabatta (lunch)
  • Insalata di Cavolfior: roasted cauliflower, arugula, endive, radiccio, golden raisins, and pear-walnut vinaigrette (lunch)
  • Pollo alla Romano: roasted chicken breast with garlic, shallots, rosemary, lemon, olive oil and roasted potatoes (dinner)
  • Salmon Caponata : grilled salmon, eggplant, winter squash, currants, capers, fennel, olive oil (dinner)

Finally, finish your culinary experience with a divine dessert. Mia Francesca offers the Italian classic Tiramisu with ladyfingers soaked in espresso and rum with mascarpone cheese and cocoa. Alternatively, at dinner, guests can have our vanilla-mascarpone Cheesecake with graham cracker crumble topped with raspberry sauce and vanilla anglaise. A sweet ending to a pleasurable dining experience!

Come in and enjoy the best that Mia Francesca offers during Triangle Restaurant Week. This is the week to enjoy, so let the fun begin all the way through Super Bowl XLIX!

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Mia Francesca Trattoria, in association with the Francesca Restaurant Group, announces its “Take Me to Tuscany Getaway”. Stop into Mia Francesca in North Hills to register. No purchase is necessary. Enter NOW through February 28th. Please check out these details. Triple your chance to win during Valentine’s Day week! The winner will be announced on March 2.

Stop in to win!

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Please check out the video demonstration of our IRON CHEF Zach’s making traditional Italian Biscotti

Check out all of our Italian Food recipes!

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Dessert Menu | Gluten Free Menu | Brunch menu | Weekly Restaurant Specials | Wine List

Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

Photo: Mia Francesca Trattoria