In a city where interesting and relatively inexpensive wine dinners can regularly be found, Giacomo’s, the casual Italian restaurant on Westheimer just west of Kirby, is hosting one in early September.
To celebrate two years in business, Giacomo’s is holding a special six-course dinner on Thursday, September 8 from 5:00 until 9:00. The dinner is $55 – for six courses with wine paired for each course – or without wine, just $33 for food only. With the menu below, this seems like a terrific deal.
Polpo e Ceci – Octopus slowly braised in olive oil with garlic, bay leaf, and pepperoncino until tender, then cut into small pieces and combined with chickpeas, celery heart, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, scallions, sun-dried tomatoes, and olive oil. Wine – Jeio Prosecco Brut (sparkling)
Radicchio Ripieno Alla Griglia – Radicchio is stuffed with mozzarella, roasted red pepper and prosciutto then grilled, and served over arugula and drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar. Wine – Illuminati Campirosa Cerasuolo Rosé
Tortelli di Bietola – This has been my favorite dish at Giacomo’s. Ravioli stuffed with red Swiss chard, goat cheese, parmigiano-reggiano and ricotta, and topped with a sauce of butter and sage. Wine – Pala I Fiori Vermentino (white)
Polpettine d’Agnello Piccante con Lenticchie – Lamb meatballs are flavored with cayenne and North African flavors such as onions, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, sweet paprika, garlic, mint, thyme. Wine – Cantine Colosi Nero d’Avola (red)
Porchetta e Rapini – Brined Berkshire pork butt is seasoned with rosemary, fennel seed, black pepper, and garlic then roasted at low temperature for six hours. Sautéed rapini provides a counterpoint to the rich pork. Wine – La Gerla Rosso di Montalcino (red)
Panna Cotta – Sweetened cream is infused with lemon zest, cinnamon, and vanilla bean then combined with yogurt. Wine – Casa Vinicola Marenco Pineto Brachetto d’Acqui (lightly sparkling, semi-sweet)
With a deal like this, it is probably best to make reservations sooner than later.
3215 Westheimer (at Bammel Lane), 77098, (713) 522-1934