Venison menu at Locanda del Lago

Always wanted to taste venison? Well now you can enjoy the whole animal at Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica for Chef Gianfranco Minuz‘s nose-to-tail dinner “Morso della Bestia” – Bite of the Beast. On Thursday, January 26th at 7 PM, 14 guests will be able to enjoy Chef Minuz’s Northern Italian take on venison through a 5 course menu. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 310-451-3525.


Antipasto: Thinly-sliced venison carpaccio, served with baby beet greens sautéed with onions and walnuts.
Primo: Braised venison and juniper berry ravioli with sage-infused brown butter.
Piatto di Mezzo: Whole wheat spaghetti with venison ragú.
Secondo: Brandy-roasted leg of venison with sweet potato purée, blueberry compote, and sautéed Swiss chard.
Dolce: Housemade ricotta strudel with Tahitian vanilla sauce.