Mar
27
6:30 pm18:30

Umbrian Dinner w/Letizia Mattiacci

Letizia & Sara will be hosting a

special Umbrian dinner 

Letizia will be signing her book and sharing her passion for making simple and deliciously authentic Italian home food and for Umbria's beauty and rural culture. enjoy a multi course dinner inspired by the flavors of Umbria.

 Letizia owns Alla Madonna del Piatto cooking school in Assisi, Italy, recognized by National Geographic as one of the top 500 places to eat around the globe. Food + Wine magazine lists her cooking school as one of their favorites in Italy. Letizia's efforts to preserve and popularize the food of Umbria have recently deserved an extensive press mention on the New York Times.

(We will be serving a 55pp prix fixe, excluding tax and gratuity)

Porsena

Porsena Extra Bar

Monday March 27th 6-9.30pm

to make your reservations -

tel. 212.228.4923

info@porsena.com

 

May
18
May 22

4th annual Porchetta Tour in Umbria

Our program will consist of a variety of educational wine tastings and meals with Barbara, our tour leader and passionate champion of all things Umbrian.  We will have a pork centric hands on cooking class with Letizia Mattiaci our host at Madonna del Piatto agriturismo.  We will tour Foligno, Perugia, Monteflaco and the tiny borgo of San Terenziano where the Porchettiamo festival is held.  We will visit obscure wineries and wine bars and authentic trattorias.  We will sample porchetta and porchetta varaitions from the best makers all over Italy at the fair as well as experience a typical Italian street fair and all the kitchy extravagance that comes along with it (accordion music and dancing girls).  We will have a porchetta making demo with one of the best porchetta makers in the area.  And best of all we will have lunch at what I consider the most exclusive table in Italy, the table in my chef friend Salvatore Denaro's garden (weather permitting of course!) where we will eat just picked garden vegetables and something meaty he dreams up for us (I'm always hoping for his grilled lamb chops but you never know) last year we battled his chickens for the bread on the table and ended the meal with rose petal gelato made from his beautiful organic roses which perfumed the air and garnished the table as we dined.

Day 1

Thur. May 18, 2017

   •       afternoon: Group pick up available from local Train Station

   •       Arrival at Agriturismo Alla Madonna del Piatto and welcome drink.

   •       Visit and workshop at award winning free-range pig farm. Guests will discover the family’s traditional meat butchering and curing methods.

   •       Delicious Umbrian BBQ dinner at the breeder’s farmhouse

 

 

Day 2

Fri. May 19, 2017

   •       Morning: breakfast 

   •       Free time- take a hike through the olive groves or simply relax in the garden and take in the views of the beautiful Umbrian countryside.

   •       Hands on cooking class at alla Madonna del Piatto with Letizia followed by a lunch with wine on the terrace

   •       Afternoon: guided visit to Assisi, Unesco world heritage town and site of the basilica di San Francesco, free time and dinner in selected restaurant

 

Day 3

Sat. May 20, 2017

   •       Morning: breakfast

   •       Day Trip to the Porchettiamo Festival in mediaeval town of San Terenziano with a tasting of various types of porchetta.

   •       Afternoon:

   •       guided tour of an Artisan workshop in Bevagna or Perugia

   •       Dinner at local trattoria

 

Day 4

Sun. May 21, 2017

   •       Morning: breakfast

   •       Porchetta making demo - we will have a demo of butchering a whole pig, how its seasoned, tied and cooked at a local porchetta maker.

   •       Lunch at a private local home or garden

   •       Afternoon: winery tour to taste the local fabulous wines: grechetto, montefalco rosso and sagrantino

   •       Passeggiata (evening constitutional) in Montefalco, the gorgeous hill top town at the center of the Sagrantino wine region and dinner at local restaurant in the area.

 

Day 5

Mon. May 22, 2017

   •       Breakfast

Departure from AMDP, transfer to Assisi, Foligno or Perugia’s train station.

 

If you want to get to know the real Italy a little bit and you are interested in exploring the lesser known countryside in a low key fashion this is the trip to you.  The price per person is 1450 euros which includes local transportation, all meals and lodging.  the price does not include the cost of getting yourself to Umbria!  The last two years have been amazing  and I anticipate it being just that much better this year!  Please email us info@porsena.com for all the details on how to sign up


Mar
1
6:30 pm18:30

Food Not Fear An Evening of Syrian Cuisine

 

Food Not Fear

An Evening of Syrian Cuisine

w/Lauren Radel & Sara Jenkins

mahammara & kishkeh kadrah 15

red pepper, walnut spread & bulgar, yogurt dip with arabic flatbread

salatet zeitoonc 9

olive salad w/ pomegranate molasses, walnuts & tomato

shorbet adess msaffayeh 11

creamy lentil soup

sujjet baqdoones 10

 parsley omelet w/ garlic yogurt

kibbet al-hamman lil a’azayem 14

Syrian style tabbouleh w/ pomegranate molasses

salatet jazar 11

carrot salad, garlic, olive oil, lemon

bajane makmoor 10

fried eggplant in a fresh tomato sauce

siliq mqalla 12

sauteed swiss chard w/red pepper paste & garlic

dajaj taratore 18

poached chicken in tahini sauce

sharhat al-samak bi-tawabel halab 20

fish filet w/ Aleppo spices, pine nuts & red peppers

kabab halabi 20

ground lamb kebab w/ cinammon & paprika

faqhdek bi-freek 22

braised lamb w/ pine nuts & green wheat

zarda 10

saffron rice pudding

$2 from each dish will go directly to the

Khoja family refugee fund

Wednesday March 1st 2017, 

6.30-10.30pm

for reservations call 212 228 4923 or visit porsena.com

Nov
29
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner Tuscany 11/29

regional dinner

tuscany

November 29th, 2016

 

panzanella di farro

farro, radishes, red onion, celery, fennel, parsley, olive oil & lemon

12

 

gnocchi al ragu

potato gnocchi w/ meat ragu

16

 

costolette di vitello

pan roasted veal loin, w/ white beans, garlic, rosemary, greens

24

wine flight 26

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

Nov
22
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner Tuscany 11/22

regional dinner

tuscany

November 22nd, 2016

 

 

 

Insalata di fagioli e rucola

cannellini beans, wilted arugula, red onion, olive oil

12

 

pappardelle con ragu

house made pasta, pork shoulder ragu, rosemary, parmigiano

16

 

costolette d'agnello

grilled lamb chops, rosemary potatoes, red wine sauce

24

wine flight 26 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

Nov
15
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner Tuscany 11/15

regional dinner

tuscany

November 15th, 2016

 

 

fettunta con cavolo nero e lardo

grilled bread, sauteed kale, "white prosciutto"
12

 

tagliatelle con ragu d'anatra

fresh egg noodles, duck ragu, wild fennel pollen, duck crackling

16

 

costolette di maiale

seared berkshire pork chop, rosemary, garlic, soft polenta, aromatic butter, slow cooked spinach

24

 

wine flight 26

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

Nov
8
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner Tuscany 11/8

regional dinner

tuscany

November 8th, 2016

 

 

insalata di cavolo nero

tuscan kale, pecorino, lemon, olive oil, croutons

12

 

zuppa di fagioli

cannellini beans, farro, carrots, kale, garlic, olive oil
16

 

pollo al limone

organic roasted chicken, lemon, herbs

24

 

wine flight 26 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

Nov
1
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner Tuscany 11/1

regional dinner

tuscany

November 1st, 2016

  

crostini

grilled bread, white beans tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil

12

 

spaghetti

pumkin, tomato sauce, onion, garlic, parsley

16

 

beef stew

braised beef, carrots, tomato, cannellini beans, white wine

24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 26

 

Oct
25
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner - Abruzzo 10/25

pumpkin bruschetta

toasted bread, ricotta cheese, roasted pumpkin, black pepper, arugula

12

 

pasta verde

house made pasta, spinach, olive oil salt & pepper

16

 

cif & ciaf pork

pork, onion, carrot, hot pepper, celery, marjoram, red wine

 24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Oct
18
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner - Abruzzo 10/18

pallotte cacio e uova

cheese & egg meatballs in a spicy tomoto sauce

12

 

risotto

carnaroli rice, mushroom, bacon, peas, vegetable broth, parmagiano

16

 

grilled swordfish

grilled swordfish, orange, potatoes, salami, parsley, peppers, celery

24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Oct
11
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner - Abruzzo 10/11

eggplant parmigiana

grilled eggplant, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil

12

 

spaghetti w/ clams

spaghetti, clams, garlic, tomato, red pepper, basil

16

 

chicken piccata

chicken breast, caper, lemon, butter, parsley

 24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Oct
4
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner - Abruzzo 10/4

 

abruzzo

october 4th, 2016

crostini con la scamorza

toasted bread, scamorza cheese, black pepper

12 

tagliolini

house made pasta, potato, zucchini, peas,

tomatoes, saffron

16

costolette di agnello

 pan roasted lamb chops, lemon, mint gremolata

 24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Sep
27
5:30 pm17:30

Regional dinner - Puglia 9/27

puglia

September 27th, 2016

 

finnochio brasato

braised fennel

12

 

bucatini con le cozze

mussels, chili, garlic, tomatoes

16

 

braciole

rolled & stuffed steak w/pecorino, garlic, onion, tomato & red wine

 24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Sep
20
5:30 pm17:30

Regional Dinner - Puglia 9/20

puglia

september 20th, 2016

  

ricotta fritta

fried ricotta, arugula, capers, tomatoes

12

 

minestrone di fava con cicoria

fava beans, dandelion greens

16

 

stuffato di agnello e picelli

braised lamb w/ pea puree, garlic, white wine & mint

24

 

prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Sep
13
5:30 pm17:30

Regional Dinner - Puglia 9/13

puglia

september 13th, 2016

 

stuffed eggplant

anchovy, pecorino, breadcrumbs, tomato sauce

12

 

orecchiette con cime di rapa

house made pasta, cime di rape, anchovy, olive oil, garlic, chili

16

 

cozze alla tarantina

mussels & clams, chili, garlic, white wine & toasted bread

 24

 

 prix fixe 45

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

wine flight 25

Sep
6
5:30 pm17:30

Regional Dinner - Puglia 9/6

puglia

september 6th, 2016

  

well fleet oysters

red wine vinegar, shallot, black pepper mignonette

12

 

Orrechiette con ceci

chick peas, garlic, smoked paprika, spinach, grana padana

16

 

pesce al forno con olive e pomodori secche

roasted fish w/ black olives, sundried tomatoes & potatoes

 24

 

45 prix fixe 45

            beverages, tax & gratuity not included

 

wine flight 25

Aug
30
5:03 pm17:03

summer of rosé prix fixe 8/30

 

fritto misto

olive oil fred shishito, eggplant, hen of the wood, mint

bucatini

squid ink, olive oil, chili, garlic, spicy breadcrumbs

black bass

pan roasted black bass, fingerling potatoes, capers, olives, cherry tomatoes

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included


Aug
23
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 8/23

salmon crudo
wild atlantic salmon, green grapes, scallions, black sea salt

spaghetti erbe selvatiche

fresh herbs, olive oil, chili, parmigiano

 short rib

braised shor rib, aromatic polenta, red wine glaze, parsley gremolata

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

Aug
16
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 8/16

calamari

olive oil fried calamari, parsley, lemon aioli

 

tagliatelle

olive oil, garlic, chili, parsley

 

guinea fowl

pan roasted guinea fowl, polenta, watercress & corn salad, peach glaze

 

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

 

 

 

 

Aug
9
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 8/9

gazpacho

chilled tomato, cucumber, jalapeno, garlic, lime

 

beet ravioli

house made pasta, beet & ricotta, brown butter, sage, ricotta salata

 

scallops

pan seared scallops, orzo, string beans, red wine glaze

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included


Aug
2
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 8/2

 

panzanella salad

heirloom tomatoes, basil, croutons, pickled red onions

 

fiorentini al pesto

basil, pine nuts, parmigiano, arugula

 

pan roasted duck

duck breast, creamy polenta, orange glaze

 

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 7/26

farro salad

cherry tomatoes, basil, lemon vinaigrette  

pasto ciciliano

basil & pistachio pesto, tomatoes, lemon zest

scallops

scallops wrapped in zucchini w/corn & zucchini succotash

 

rosé flight25

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

Jul
19
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 7/19

 

heirloom tomato salad

heirloom tomatoes, purple basil, salt, pepper, olive oil  

 

corn ravioli

house made corn & ricotta ravioli , burro fuso, chives

 

striped bass

seared striped bass, cucumber & yoghurt sauce, cilantro, jalapeño

 

 rosé flight, 25 

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

Jul
18
5:30 pm17:30

porsena summer happy hour & pre fixe, monday thru friday june - august 2016

summer is here in all its glory and to celebrate we invite all our friends and family to eat and drink with us at 

porsena's summer, 'happy hour'.

two course pre fixe  - select from our daily menu with its summer inspired dishes.from 5.30 -7pm, monday - friday, thru end of August

two courses (appetizer and pasta) $25

two courses (appetizer and entree) $35

bottle of selected white, red & rose wines $30 a bottle

for reservations please call 212 228 4923 or visit porsena.com

 

Jul
18
4:30 pm16:30

porsena summer happy hour & pre fixe, monday thru friday june - august 2016

summer is here in all its glory and to celebrate we invite all our friends and family to eat and drink with us at 

porsena's summer, 'happy hour'.

two course pre fixe  - select from our daily menu with its summer inspired dishes.from 5.30 -7pm, monday - friday, thru end of August

two courses (appetizer and pasta) $25

two courses (appetizer and entree) $35

bottle of selected white, red & rose wines $30 a bottle

for reservations please call 212 228 4923 

Jul
12
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 7/12

bibb salad
bibb lettuce, goats cheese, toasted pine nuts, shallot dressing   

fettucine rigate
 tomatoes, artichokes, lemon basil, parmigiano

skirt steak
heirloom tomato salad, grilled market onions

 

rosé flight, 25

Jul
5
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 7/5

peach salad
local peaches, arugula, pine nuts, feta, balsamic

 

spaghetti
cherry tomatoes, bottarga di muggine, parsley  

 

pork loin
pan seared pork loin, roasted cherries, brown butter, wilted frisée

 

$45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

 

Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rosé prix fixe 6/28

 

 

squash blossom’s
fried ricotta stuffed blossom’s, tomato ragu

bucatini
kale purée, spicy breadcrumbs, parmigiano

salmon
pan seared salmon, farro, summer market salad

 

$45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity not included

 

Jun
14
5:30 pm17:30

summer of rose prix fixe 6/14

scallop crudo
lime, black sea salt, olive oil

12

 

spaghetti erbe selvatiche
fresh herbs, olive oil, parmigiano

16

 

seared skirt steak
w/ tomato, basil, pickled red onion, panzanella salad

24

 

 $45 prix fixe

beverages, tax & gratuity

 not included

May
31
6:00 pm18:00

2nd annual rose dinner may 31, 2016

french breakfast radishes, nori butter                              

oysters w/ kimchi mignonette                                         

snap pea salad w/ crème fraiche dressing, fried shallots  

carne crudo, hand chopped lamb, toasted pine nuts, sea salt, extra virgin olive oil                                                    

pissaladier, puff pastry, caramelized onions, anchovies,
black olives, thyme   
                                                          

strawberry risotto, carnaroli rice, vegetable stock,
balsamic vinegar, pecorino
                                              

pasta chitarra w/ veal, prosciutto ragu, aromatics, parmigiano                                                                        

herb & goat cheese filled ravioli, sweet pea puree,
olive oil, black pepper
                                                        

senegalese slow cooked, mustard marinated lamb,
bitter greens, toasted bread
                                            

rib eye steak w/ green peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes                                                                             

grand aioli, raw & cooked spring vegetables, shrimp, salt cod,green garlic aioli                                                        

May
12
May 16

third annual porchetta tour

Join Sara Jenkins and Barbara D'Agapati in Umbria for the Porchettiamo fair and an exploration of the gastronomy, wine and culture of Umbria

program

Thursday May 12, 2016

pick up from Foligno or Perugia train station and transfer to Agriturismo La Madonna del Piatto

Umbrian Wine tasting and light lunch on the terrace

afternoon visit to the medieval town of Foligno and dinner in a local restaurant

Friday May 13, 2016

morning cooking class and lunch at Madonna del Piatto with Lettizia our host and Italian home cook extrodinaire.  I usually steal at least one of her menu items to run on my menu back at Porsena

afternoon visit to the basilica di San Francesco Assisi and the historic center of Perugia.  Aperativo at historic bar Sandri on the via del Corso and dinner in a local restaurant

Saturday May 14, 2016

day trip to the prochettiamo festival with porchetta makers from all over Italy assembled in the tiny mediaeval village of San Terenzizno

afternoon visit to historic linen paper making atelier in Bevagna.  Aperativo at a local enoteca and pork centric black truffle dinner in town

Sunday May 15, 2016

porchetta making demo- we will have a demo of butchering a whole pig, how its seasoned, tied and cooked at a local porchetta maker

lunch with Salvatore Denaro- my favorite chef on the planet.  we will dine with Salvatore either in his beautiful organic vegetable garden or if the weather is not good at his nearby friends farm house 

winery visit in montefalco followed by tour of the historic center of montefalco, a gorgeous umbrian hilltown and the center of an incredible wine making region

dinner in Spello, one of the most gorgeous towns in Italy

Monday, May 16, 2016

breakfast and departure.  Bye Bye room with a view!

to book please contact 

 

Please contact Letizia our host and owner of the Madonna del Piatto agriturisimo where we will stay to book.

Her contact info is

Letizia.mattiacci@gmail.com

Or

letizia@incampgna.com

 

€ 1450.00 (dollar amount depends on current exchange rate)double occupancy

price does not include trasportation to or from Italy

May
10
5:30 pm17:30

regional prix fixe Tuscany

crostini con funghi-"toast" w/ sauteed mushrooms, mint, garlic, olive oil

pappardelle con cipolle- fresh wide egg noodle, long cooked onions, rosemary, parmigiano

bacala alla livornesse- batter fried salt cod braised in tomato sauce

$45 dollar prix fixe, beverage, gratuity and tax extra