Market City Caffe’s French vs. Italian Wine Dinner Event

BURBANK, CALIF. (Oct. 8, 2014) – Market City Caffe (164 E. Palm Ave) is bringing the Las Vegas heat to Los Angeles for the highly anticipated annual “French vs. Italian” battle royale wine dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Executive chefs from award-winning restaurants Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro and d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar, both located on the Las Vegas Strip, will each prepare a five-course dinner paired with wines from their respective regions. Guests will rate each course and wine and the winner will be announced at the end of the head-to-head competition.
A reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner will start at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner is $72 per person plus tax and service fee.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. To make a reservation, call (818) 840-7036 or visit


Prepared by Executive Sous Chef Rob Barrett of Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro

Cucumber Pappardelle with Sherry Vinaigrette, Baby Heirloom Tomato, Chèvre
Paired with Domaine du Salvard Cheverny Blanc 2013, Loire Valley

Courvoisier Cognac Scented Shrimp with Buerre Blanc
Paired with Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2013, Bordeaux

Duck Confit Ravioli with Burgundy Black Truffle Butter

Paired with Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais 2012, Burgundy

Steak Diane with Filet, Mustard, Shallots, Cream, Lyonnaise Potato, Haricot Vert

Paired with Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rouge 2009, Bandol
Crepe Suzette with Tangerine Juice and Zest, Grand Marnier
Paired with Domaine de Durban Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2011, Rhône Valley

Prepared by Executive Chef Martin Garcia of d.vino Italian Food & Wine Bar

Panzanella with Herb Focaccia Bread, Green Kale, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Prosciutto, Red Wine Vinaigrette, Smoked Ricotta Cheese

Paired with  La Viarte “Inco” Bianco 2013 , Friuli
Seared Scallop with Sweet Corn Puree, Red Chard, Tomatoes, Lemon-Herb Sauce

Paired with Punta Crena Pigato “Ca da Rena” 2013, Liguria
Braised Short Rib Mezzaluna Ravioli with Sherry-thyme Butter Sauce, Wild Mushrooms,

Balsamic Glazed Shallots

Paired with Corte Gardoni Bardolino “Le Fontane” 2013 , Veneto
Grilled Flat Iron with Truffle Creamy Polenta, Grilled Asparagus, Charred Onion Burron E Vino Rosso Sauce

Paired with Villa Geggiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2008, Tuscany
Cannoli with Ricotta & Cappuccino Filling, Chocolate Sauce

Paired with Domaine de Durban Muscat Beaumes de Venise 2011, Rhône Valley
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About Market City Caffe

Inspired by generation after generation of fine home cooked family recipes, Market City Caffe proudly captures traditional Italian feel from the quality of each dish to the interior design inside of the lovely restaurant. From proprietors and winemakers Chipper Pastron and Sal Casola, Jr. and nestled in the heart of Burbank, California, Market City Caffe has been a community favorite for more than 20 years. With two grandmothers from Naples, chefs at the dining establishment accurately capture Italian cuisine with flavorful chicken and fish, 100% extra-virgin olive oil, fresh basil, garlic, parsley and other rich spices. Each dish is truly a gift from the Market City Caffe family to yours.