2012 August: Trattoria No. 10 to feature local tomatoes during festival

CHICAGO, August 1, 2012 – Trattoria No.10, a Chicago restaurant classic for over 24 years, “picks” mid-August to feature and celebrate local heirloom tomatoes on its menu during the restaurant’s self-proclaimed “Tomato Festival.” The venerable eatery will use the occasion to introduce a variety of new menu items that include an assortment of heirloom tomatoes sourced from local farms.

“We have always tried to adjust our menu to reflect what is in season to get the maximum flavor profile of the foods that are naturally meant to be showcased,” says Executive Chef, Laura Piper. “My personal favorite of the new items that we’ve created has to be the Heirloom Tomato Ravioli. Trattoria No.10 has always been known for its spectacular housemade ravioli, so I wanted this to be a special signature dish.”

“Trattoria No.10’s Tomato Festival” menu items include (but are not limited to!):

• Heirloom Tomato Ravioli with housemade pasta, zesty tomato filling, burrata, Genesis Farms heirloom tomato and herb salad, basil pesto
• Chilled Tomato Gazpacho with Laughing Bird Shrimp, Three Sisters Micro Greens and Cilantro Oil
• La Quercia Prosciutto Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Genesis Farms Arugula, Garlic Scapes and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• Alaskan Halibut with heirloom tomato relish, grilled asparagus, avocado, onion, red perilla, 12 year aged balsamic, tomato chips

The tomatoes that Chef Laura Piper uses in the kitchen at Trattoria No.10 are sourced from local farms such as: Genesis Growers, Three Sisters Gardens, Stewarts of the Land and Spence Farms. Trattoria No.10 is a Two Star “Guaranteed Green” restaurant certified by the Green Restaurant Association.

Trattoria No.10

Located at 10 N. Dearborn in Chicago, TRATTORIA NO.10 is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, for dinner 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All major credit cards accepted. Valet parking is available after 5:00 p.m. Private party rooms available. For reservations call 312-984-1718. www.trattoriaten.com