Market Place Grill Patio

Italy Under the Stars Gala this Saturday at Theater Square Marketplace (Oct. 5)

Got dinner plans for Saturday? If not, and you’re in the mood to do something fancy, you might consider heading to Theater Square Marketplace to attend Italy Under the Stars, a fundraiser for the Italian Cultural Institute of Louisville.

The night begins at 6:30 p.m. at the restaurant (651 S. Fourth St.), which has a massive and classy outdoor lounge. Hopefully that’ll put it truly under the stars for at least some of the evening.

The evening includes a five-course Italian dinner (naturally), loads of Italian wines and a silent auction. Among the items to be auctioned include a week in a Tuscan farmhouse and a week at an Italian cooking school.

Good gosh, start the bidding now, will ya?

Reservations are required and tickets cost $125 per person. Click here to purchase yours.

Proceeds from the event support the ICI Scholarship/Artisan Grant Initiative and programming.

Keep reading to see the menu:

  • Appetizers: Italian cheeses: shaved prosciutto, marinated olives and grape tomatoes
  • Salad: heirloom caprese with balsamic reduction
  • Pasta: hand-rolled semolina pasta alla Norma with ricotta salata
  • Entree: a duo of Chianti-braised boneless beef short ribs and sea bass alla pizzaiola with olives, capers, oregano, tomato sauce
  • Dessert: handmade cannoli