Carnevale, also known as carnival or Mardi Gras, is celebrated in Italy and many places around the world during the 40 days before Easter. The celebration of Carnevale is a final party before Ash Wednesday and Lent. Carnevale is one of Italy's biggest festivals! Along with elegant masquerades, Carnevale means parades, music, and parties. The expression “a Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” is very appropriate; it means anything goes at Carnevale, including a little mischief. All these events are a chance to be playful and celebrate before the austerity of Lent, the season leading up to Easter.
Locals in Hartford can celebrate the festivities at Peppercorn’s Grill. Experience authentic Italian cuisine in Connecticut and celebrate with beads, masks, fire jugglers, music, magicians and special performances!
Enjoy Venetian influenced food with a special prix-fixe menu or contemporary Italian cuisine from the regular menu.
$29 per person (4 courses)
$47 per person (6 courses)
Venetian Antipasto ~ soppresata, salame, frittata, a tasting of carpaccio, and other Venetian tidbits
Zuppa del Carnevale ~ Carnevale Soup with beans, sausage, prosciutto, savoy cabbage, fresh herbs, garlic, and peperoncino served with crust bread.
Insalata di Finocchio e Arance ~ blood orange salad with fresh crisp fennel, a hint of onion, evoo, and black pepper.
Lasagne di Carnevale and Stuffed Arancini ~ Carnevale lasagna with housemade pasta, ragout, cheeses, and mozzarella baked in the oven and served with tiny meatballs accompanied by stuffed arancini.
Maialino al Forno ~ oven roasted baby suckling pig roasted potatoes, sautéed hearty greens, and a natural pan sauce.
Carnevale Desserts ~ zeppole and frittelle, treats very popular during Carnevale.
Tax and gratuity not included. Due to the nature of the promotion, no substitutions or meal splitting is requested. For reservations to Hartford’s favorite authentic Italian restaurant, please call (860) 547-1714. Enjoy an evening of magnificent food, masquerade fun, colorful beads, music, magicians and more at Peppercorn's Grill!