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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Irvine restaurant presents five-course dinner with Italian wine pairings
Friday, August 20 | 7 p.m.

Irvine, CA (August 2010) – Prego Ristorante will be leading a summer tour through various regions of Italy with a five-course wine dinner at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 20 at its Irvine restaurant (18420 Von Karman Avenue). Priced at $54.95 per guest (excluding tax & gratuity), Prego’s Executive Chef Ugo Allesina, who was born and raised in Italy, has created a menu that allows guests to experience the foods and wines from various regions of the country. For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333.

Regional Wine Tasting & Dinner
Friday, August 20, 2010 | 7 p.m.

Assorted Antipastini
Eclisse, Maremma Toscana 2007

Tonno Arcobaleno
Fresh chopped Ahi tuna, crab meat, avocado, mango, sweet chili reduction
L’Arco, Alto Adige 2007

Gnocchi alla Novarese
Potato pillows with porcini mushrooms in a creamy gorgonzola sauce
La Nera, Abruzzo 2009

Lonbata di Vitello ai Ceppi
Pan-roasted veal chop with a Madera-rosemary wine reduction
served with potatoes and a tower of roasted zucchini, asparagus and bell pepper
Ceppaiano, Toscana 2004

Tiramisu all Inglese
Ladyfingers biscotti, espresso, mascarpone cheese, chocolate and cream anglaise
Prosecco, Veneto 2008

For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit

About Prego Ristorante
Prego has all that one could wish for in a fine Italian restaurant; an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, attentive service and cuisine that strikes the perfect balance between traditional authenticity and innovative preparations. It's the perfect setting in which to enjoy good conversation and feast on the best cuisine that Italy has to offer.

Adding a splash of Mediterranean color to California, Prego's ambience blends the warmth and rustic charm of old-world Italy with the electricity and vibrance of a cosmopolitan restaurant. Streamlined arches and columns, gleaming copper, polished hardwood floors and an abundance of Cherrywood furnishings produce an elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable, atmosphere. A lively exhibition kitchen allows diners to view the artful chefs creating their delicious dishes. With a capacity to seat between 150 and 250 guests, Prego features al fresco dining, full bar, banquet rooms and catering services.

Executive Chef & Partner, Ugo Allesina, brings more than 25 years of experience to his position. Born and raised in the region of Piemonte, Italy, his experience at a number of prestigious hotels and restaurants in Italy, Germany and the United States has enabled him to develop his outstanding skills as a premiere Chef of Northern Italian cuisine.

The menu emphasizes regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and an extensive list of wines from Italy and California that will please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. Homemade desserts and pastries make a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience. Prego has received fine-dining awards from the Restaurant Writers' Association and the Wine and Food Society of Southern California. It has been a culinary destination for more than two decades.

Prego Ristorante is open for lunch and dinner daily and is located at 18420 Von Karman Ave in Irvine. For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit or

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