Peter Danis, owner of Figlio in the Town & Country since 2003, sends out a quarterly newsletter that always has a friendly tone and shares a tidbit of his family life with customers. It’s one of those restaurant I often forget about, since it’s not easily visible, so each time I get this newsletter it reminds me to go there more often. Here’s an excerpt from the latest
I was talking about how much I loved my tomatoes with Laurie last week and she said “Wouldn’t it be great if you could bring your own tomato to a restaurant and have them use it in a salad”. As I sipped my second glass of wine I gave some thought to this and said: “Why not at Figlio”?
She thought I was joking… but I wasn’t. By the time I finished my wine I decided to create
“Bring Your Tomato to Figlio Week” starting next Monday August 22nd through Saturday, August 27th.
(Why is it that I always find more inspiration during the second glass of wine?)
So here’s how it works. If you order the Caprese Salad while dining with us next week, bring in your favorite tomato and give it to your server. We’ll then have it sliced and used on your salad. Your tomato from your backyard. Local. Seasonal. Organic.
As a special incentive to make next week even more meaningful, Laurie and I will donate $1 to The Foodbank for every Caprese Salad ordered when we use your tomato.
We can help others through the bounty of our own backyards.
The Caprese Salad at $6.25 makes a perfect start to a meal or the seasonal strawberry salad is a great choice. Figlio is especially known for their wood grilled pizzas and according to manager Leanne Sunderman, one of their most popular creations this summer has been the ahi tuna pizza- pan seared tuna on a creme fraiche wasabi sauce topped with snow peas and broccoli and finished with an asian sauce for the perfect hot and sweet combination. Following in a close second is the grilled asparagus and chive pizza with prosciutto, drizzled with a balsamic gaze. Pizzas run about $10 – $13.
You’ll want to save some room for their creme brulee, chocolate mousse, tiramisu or while it’s available the strawberry shortcake.
Figlio is open for dinner starting at 5pm Monday through Saturday and they even have a small private dining room, perfect for a business meal or rehearsal dinner. For more info or reservations call them at 937.534.0494.