This Monday, July 6 (just about the time you'll be sick of ribs and corn-on-the-cob), the menu lands in the northern region of Veneto. "Traditionally you find a lot of rich, spiced game meats," Bar Bambino owner Christopher Losa said. "You'll have a soft touch of citrus and cinnamon, a very subtle sort of sweet- and-sour component."
Here's the preliminary menu. Antipasto: risi e bisi, a play on the classic rice and peas dish. Pasta: tagliolini tossed with shrimp and rapini. Third: Becker Lane organic pork ribs (you knew you couldn't get away from ribs entirely) roasted with rosemary, sage, and garlic, served with Venetian-style polenta. Dessert is a wild card, although tiramisu is a contender.
The cost is $35 per person, with an extra $10 for wine (Soave for the white, Valpolicella for the red). The final menu will be announced on Bar Bambino's Twitter feed. For reservations, call 701-8466.