Vineyard Dinner with Scopa
At his restaurant Scopa, in Healdsburg in the California wine country, Chef Ari Rosen serves a rustic yet refined menu of “Grandmother Italian” cuisine to an enthusiastic crowd. Here he shares a menu of his soul-satisfying fare. Grilled figs wrapped in prosciutto and two types of homemade flatbread are generous starters to sustain guests while they gather outside with a glass of wine. A braised pork shoulder served on rich, buttery polenta and fresh pappardelle topped with sausage and ricotta are both hearty mains that lead to a light dessert of shortbread cookies and peaches marinated in a fine bottle of local zinfandel, the perfect ending to a meal served in a vineyard—or your own backyard.