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  • Spotlight Jazz with Jacob Lawson

    PRESENTING SPOTLIGHT SERIES GUESTS:
    Jacob Lawson on violin
    with the Nick DeCarlis Trio

    Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30 - 9:30

    And now for something completely different: Violinist Jacob Lawson greatly impressed me the first time I heard him—and some time later, when he sat in with the Trio, we were pleasantly surprised at the successful (yet unconventional) combination of violin and cornet. 

    As an added treat, Jacob will be playing the violin which belonged to my late grandfather (Nick DeCarlis, for whom I am named), who played it in dance bands prior to WWII. It has a particularly dark tone, well suited for jazz. My grandfather was an ardent admirer of famed jazz violinist Joe Venutti, so this will be a special evening as we re-create the sounds of that era. 

    Jacob Lawson is a violinist, producer and composer who has recorded with and composed arrangements for best selling recording artists including Guster, Sixpence None-the-Richer, Jars of Clay, Ce Ce Winans, Vienna Teng, and Venus Hum as well as dozens of other major label artists. He has performed with these and other artists including Tim McGraw, Jill Sobule, and Richard Julian throughout the US and Europe and has appeared in broadcast on the BBC, MTV, Vh1, CBS, ABC and NPR. As a composer his clients have included David’s Bridal, Shakespeare and Co., Haus, George St. Playhouse, Cellfish, Jumping Giant, and Spork Productions. He scored the award winning film Fray, and was a contributing composer for the films Boy Wonder, Kartellet and the animated series The Passion of Jimmy.

    This will be an exciting night you won’t want to miss. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set.

    Give us a call and make your reservations now! 352-378-7152

  • Dog Days of Summer Wine Dinner Fundraiser

    July 26, 2016
    6:30pm

    Francesca’s Trattoria presents a Wine Dinner on Tuesday, July 26th 2016 at 6:30pm. Join us for a special evening of great food and wine from Chef Michael Khey as he shares his Swiss French heritage through his culinary offerings. Wine selections and presentation from Marjorie Speer of Opici. Vegetarian options available!

    Antipasti
    Tempura Fried Emmentaler and Heirloom Tomato Caprese with Balsamic Reduction
    Crusty Baguette with Roasted Garlic
    Accompanied by: Louis Perdrier Brut-Burgundy

    Primi
    Potato Crusted Venison Tenderloin Medallions with a Rosemary Red Wine Demi Glace
    *Vegetarian Option* Eggplant Rollatini
    Accompanied by: Waterbrook Reserve Cabernet-Columbia Valley, Belasco Swinto Malbec-Mendoza

    Secondi
    Loup de mer
    Whole Bronzino Sea Trout baked with a Citrus Beurre Blanc with Bacon wrapped roasted Asparagus
    *Vegetarian Option* Spinach and Bourisn Mezzaluna with Francesca's Tomato Cream Sauce
    Accompanied by: The Terraces Chardonnay-Napa Valley, Henri Bourgeois Sancerre La Cote des Monts Damnes 

    Finale
    Tart de Fruit Shortcrust pastry topped with a Bourbon Vanilla Bean Custard and Sweet Berries
    Accompanied by: Delaforce 10 Year Tawny-Portugal 

    *70.00 per person, plus 6% sales tax and 18% gratuity.

    *10% of proceeds to benefit Second Chance Rescue and Rehoming a cause our good friends Ian and Marie Calsam dedicate their time and hearts to.

    Reservations Required
    (352)378-7152

  • Father's Day Buffet








    Sunday June 19, 2016

    Featuring a Holiday Buffet from 10am - 6pm

    Hand Carved Prime Rib of Beef with Au Jus and Horseradish
    Roasted Garlic and Cream Mashed Potatoes
    Shrimp Cocktail
    Eggplant Rollatini
    Baked Ziti Romano
    Wild Mushroom Risotto
    Denver Frittatas and Scrambled Eggs
    Sausage, Bacon and Brunch Potatoes
    Challah French Toast
    Salmon Cakes with Pistachio Aioli
    Salmon Gravlox and Bagels
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic and Creamy Italian Dressings
    Creamy Macaroni Salad
    Decadent Carrot Cake and Strawberry Shortcake
    Coffee and Soft Beverages Included
    All Dads receive a complimentary Draft Beer!

    *At 2pm Breakfast Items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Pan Seared Chicken Breast with Wild Mushroom Demi Glace with Prosciutto and Pasta Massimo

    $27.95 plus sales taxand 18% gratuity

    Make Your Reservations Now (352)378-7152

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