Curious Table brings you this week a perfect spring time meal--Minestra Maritata, or "Italian Wedding Soup," a seasonal joy of asparagus, mushrooms, greens, lemon, cavatappi pasta & pesto-turkey meatballs; served with a Mediterranean spring salad and a fresh loaf of Curious Table Italian bread with pesto spread! Vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options available.
All good food begins with a story, and this week's menu is the story of spring. When I was young, my mother would take me on a walk along the banks of an overgrown canal near our house. In springtime, we were on the hunt for wild fresh asparagus! It bloomed early and it was wonderful. We would snap off the tops, steam them at home, and eat them with salt, pepper & melted butter. This is one of my earliest memories of enjoying earth's bounty.
Asparagus finds its way into this week's Curious Table dinner, Minestra Maritata. This literally means "married soup"- not as in celebrating the wedding of two people, but the "marrying" of greens and meats in a clear-broth soup. Greens are one of the first seasonal vegetables to harvest. As our traditional dinner table shifts from the hearty root vegetables of winter to the fresher ingredients of spring, the tastes shift from rich & savory to bright & refreshing. Thus Minestra Maritata marries fresh vegetables -asparagus, mushrooms, greens - with the tang of lemon, the chew of pasta, and the glory of turkey-pesto meatballs.
From our table to your's, serve your family Curious Table's perfect spring-time meal:
Minestra Maritata, known as "Italian Wedding Soup," with asparagus, mushrooms, spinach, red bell pepper, cavatappi pasta, pesto & fresh lemon in a clear broth soup with grated Parmesan cheese
* Meat-based option: handmade turkey-pesto meatballs
* Plant-based option: falafel
Mediterranean Spring Salad with zucchini, carrots, green olives, tomatoes, mushrooms & asparagus served atop mixed herb greens with a traditional Italian banga-cauda creamy salad dressing
Fresh-baked Italian loaf of Curious Table bread with lemon zest and a
pesto-cream cheese spread
Based on your family’s needs, choose either “Plant-based” or “Meat-based” when ordering, and then choose your delivery day of Tuesday or Thursday, April 14 or April 16, 2020. Please let us know of any other dietary needs you have--dairy-free, gluten-free, allergens--we aim to perfectly serve your family!
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