Slated to open December 2014 Trattoria al Forno will have an old word flair showcasing many techniques such as freshly made mozzarella by hand, Neapolitan style pizzas baked in wood burning ovens, and cavatelli. There will be beautifully carved meats from a Flywheel slicer, delicious olives and caponata’s (a type of eggplant dish), fresh vegetables and sea foods, and of course pastas.
Something very exciting is the seasonal risottos being offered. There will be a velvety risotto featuring seasonal fare always available. This will be a satisfying treat for locals and frequent visitors who can get a little bit of variety through out the year.
Disney promises to show us the diversity of Italian cuisine with this new place, featuring authentic ingredients from regions all across Italy. Some of the dishes highlighted are braised beef Bolognese with house-made cavatelli from Bologna, a semolina tagliatelli carbonara from Latium, pork chop alla Milanese named after the city of Milano. They also gave us a peak at some of the more traditional favorites being offered. My all time favorite chicken breast alla Parmagiana with tagliatelle pasta, as well as shrimp with garlic, capers and anchovy butter served with polenta, whole roasted fish with roasted vegetables, baked lasagna, grilled steak (great for those joining the table that might not be as into Italian), slow-cooked lamb shank with polenta, and eggplant rollatini a true classic.
No dinner at Disney is complete with out a satisfying dessert! Tiramisù, lemon panna cotta with an almond crunch and berries, gelatos, and the signature bomboloni (a fried dough dusted with sugars or other toppings) served with dark chocolate and vanilla gelato are the traditional delights being offered. Pair with a cappuccino for a happily ever after of a meal.
There will also be a selection of 100% Italian wines offered to pair with your meal. All of these will be from historic wine regions like Tuscany, Veneto and Piedmont. There will be over 6o wines offered by the bottle, and 25 from the glass. There will be everything from Chianti, to Fine Whites, and even sweet Moscato. For those not interested in wine but still looking to enjoy an adult beverage there will be signature cocktails, and Italian beers. Sodas and Italian coffees roasted just for Trattoria’s will also be offered.
I can’t wait to learn more to share with all of you. Reservations are expected to start being accepted in several weeks.