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Say “Buon Natale!” with an Italian holiday feast

Salvatore Cuomo launches new dishes!

The streets of Italy pulsate with joy and cheer in every corner during Christmas time. Houses are filled with laughter and good food as families delight in a culinary feast. Like the Italians, Filipinos also celebrate Christmas with much gusto. And if you’d like a taste of Italy fresh from the kitchen onto your plate, visit Salvatore Cuomo & Bar and you’ll be well looked after.

On top of its tried-and-tested bestsellers, the restaurant recently launched a new line of appetizers, pizzas, pastas, risotto, seafood and meat dishes created by Chef Salvatore Cuomo, after whom the place is named. If you’re with a group of friends or with the family looking out for really great food, ambiance and service, Salvatore Cuomo & Bar has you covered.

Warm up with the restaurants’ new appetizers like the Crostone that’s topped with sundried tomatoes, mozarella, anchovies, arugula, and grana padano; or delight in the smoky goodness of the Carpaccio di Salmone Affumicato e Fennel, smoked salmon carpaccio with fennel.

Salvatore Cuomo’s pizzas are arguable tops in flavor such as Montanara al Salmone (with smoked salmon, feta cheese, rucola, capers, and olives), Mortadella e Pistachio (a merry mix of mortadella, provola, and pistachio) and Pollo Affumicato e Nduja (a combination of spicy salami, provola, smoked chicken, and tomato sauce). They are made with quality ingredients sourced personally by Chef Salvatore, known all over the world as “The Pizza Man”. They are baked in a custom-made oven from Naples that uses local beech wood and imported composite wood that lend a distinct taste and texture to the restaurant’s premium pizzas.

But what is a Holiday feast without a platter of pasta? Try the Spaghetti e Cacio e Pepe, spaghetti with cheese and black pepper; Gnocchi di Palate Viola con Crema al Gorgonzola, purple gnocchi with gorgonzola cream sauce and the Spaghetti ai Ricci di Mare, spaghetti with sea urchin cream sauce for the more adventurous palate. If you prefer creamy and cheese, there’s the Tortellini con Crema di Tortellini in Truffle Cream Sauce. Meanwhile, the Fettuccine al Nero di Seppia, squid ink fettuccine with white beans, squid rings and cherry tomato, will satisfy guests who are partial to seafood.

You can also try the Risotto al Parmigiano e Vino Rosso, blanketed with parmesan cheese and red wine, a good choice to pair with your favorite seafood or meat dishes.

Moving on to the mains, Salvatore Cuomo & Bar has added two more beef items to the menu: Cotoletta di Vitello alla Milanese, breaded veal chops and Guanciale di Manzo Brasato al Vino Rosso, beef cheek in red wine sauce that comes served with mashed potato. New seafood choices, on the other hand, included Spiedone di Gamberi, Capesante e Calamari shrimp, scallops and squid skewers and Sogliola allaMugnaia, sauteed flounder with mushroom and caper sauce.

Salvatore Cuomo & Bar incessantly looks for ways to raise the bar for Italian food in the Philippines and discening diners in Manila who have travelled extensively known what the restaurant stands for: premium and authentic Italian cuisine served in an elegant yet casual ambiance.

Salvatore Cuomo & Bar located at the G/F Uptown Parade, 9th Avenue cor. 38th Street, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, about their party menu, visit www.salvatorecuomoph.com or call (02) 946-3072 or (02) 946-3073. Check out @salvatorecuomoph on Instagram or @salvatorecuomophilippines on Facebook.