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SPICE Dinner at Casbah

PERSAD'S Dinner Series Continues Feb. 23 at Casbah

Intimate and elegant dining with friends and supporters of PERSAD

Did you know that 4 times a year PERSAD Center hosts a special dinner for friends and supporters? The SPICE Dinner series showcases the culinary skills of some of Pittsburgh’s best chefs. Throughout the year we welcome guests to elegant restaurants and private homes to enjoy fine food, fine wine and engaging conversation.

We are delighted to announce our return to CASBAH for our first SPICE Dinner of 2017, on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 PM! Chef Dustin Gardner will create a custom 5-course Mediterranean meal with wine pairings. Tickets are $150 and are on sale now. A great meal and great company awaits you. A benefit for PERSAD’S Free Care Fund. Join us! 


FIRST COURSE: WINTER GREENS. Pears, radish, feta, walnuts, shallot vinaigrette. WINE: Quinta Azavedo, Vinho Verde, Minho, PT

SECOND COURSE: SEA SCALLOPS. Brussels sprouts, crispy potatoes, baby greens, preserved lemon, brown butter aioli. WINE: Dmn. Terra Vecchia, Vermentino/Chardonnay, Corsica, FR

THIRD COURSE: RICOTTA CAVATELLI. Roasted squash, apples, escarole, Pecorino Romano. WINE: Barone Ricasole, Sangiovese, Chianti, IT

FOURTH COURSE: NEW YORK STRIP. Sweet potato purée, forest mushrooms, carrots, cipollini onions, jus. WINE: Montaña, Tempranillo, Rioja, ES

FIFTH COURSE: CHOCOALTE CHEESESCAKE. Pine nut tuile, salted caramel