From Naples to Rome Sandro’s Home Region
Wednesday, April 21, 6:00-9:00 PM

Sandro grew up between two of Italy’s most famous cities: Naples and Rome.

Two of the greatest cuisines in Italy merged in his region to form a distinctively delicious local cuisine. Everything from the cheeses to the pastas were fantastic. The pope even had his people visit the farm of Sandro’s aunt to buy cheese for the papal residence.

But, because it is in a rural area, much of the cuisine does not leave the area and certainly never finds its way to America. Until now.

Sandro is bringing the cuisine of his home region to Newport Beach for an evening. The menu is as follows:
Platter of 7 Antipasto – Friggitelli Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Mozzarella di Bufala, Fiori di Zucca Fritta, Frittata con Salsiccia, Olives, Fagioli con Cipolla

Primo Sagne – Home Made Pasta, Pancetta, Asparagus, Pecorino Sauce, Pepper

Baby Octopus Santa Lucia

Hand Cut House Made Pork Sausage, Fennel, Potatoes

Torta Ricotta e Pere

Substitutions and alterations are politely declined for all special dinners including this one.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be reserved on Tock. An optional wine pairing is $65.
Please reserve your meal on Tock – seating is limited

Sales tax and 18% gratuity will be billed at the time of reservation.

Venice Comes to Newport Beach
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Venice is the most popular tourist destination in Italy. The canals. The Piazza San Marco. It is a city that everyone must visit at least once. And once seen, you will never forget it.

What many people do not know is that the cuisine in Venice is both distinctive and spectacular. Venice is obviously on the water and they have spectacular seafood from their lagoon. There are 4 Michelin Star restaurants nad one 2 MIchelin star restaurant, from Italian super chef Enrico Bartolini. Venice also has its own version of bar snacks, called Cicchetti. THink of them as Italian tapas except better, because they are Italian.

Sandro is well familiar with Venetian food and knows a thing or two about seafood. We will be bringing the food of the city to Bello later this month.

The menu is as follows:

Cicchetti 1 – Albacore in saor, Polpette di Polpo with Lime Aioli

Cicchetti 2 – Crostino with creamy baccalà mantecati, Omelette di Gamberi

Cicchetti 3 – Fried meatballs with spicy sausage, Crostino di Fegato alla Veneziana

Zuppa di Clams, Mussels

Risotto Nero di Seppia – squid ink risotto with octopus

Anatra Alla Vallesana, Treviso – duck cooked in wine with a side of roasted Radicchio Treviso

Dessert – “Bellini” White Peach, prosecco granita, Vanilla Semifreddo

Substitutions and alterations are politely declined for all special dinners including this one.

Tickets are $75 per person. Wine pairings are an optimal additional $75, and can be reserved on Tock.
https://www.exploretock.com/bello-by-sandro-nardone/event/275863/venice-comes-to-newport-beach

Sales tax and 18% gratuity will be billed at the time of reservation.

Please reserve your meal on Tock – seating is limited

The Wine and Food of Piedmont: from Arneis to Barolo with Master Sommelier Peter Neptune
Wednesday May 5, 2021

We are very excited to announce the fourth special Italian food and wine event with Master Sommelier Peter Neptune. We have collaborated with Peter to create a 5 course food and wine pairing on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (6-9 PM). The theme will be the wine and food of Piedmont. Everyone knows Piedmont for its world famous Barolo – but there are a number of delicious wines in the region. I will present each wine and discuss the region of origin, the winery, the grape and the style.

Bello by Sandro Nardone in Newport Beach is an authentic Italian restaurant serving traditional Italian food and modern fare like that served in Michelin starred restaurants in Italy. Their chef was born in Naples and trained in several top restaurants in Italy.

The menu and wine pairings are listed below:

Course 1:
Asparagus “Carpaccio”, Pecorino Foam, Meyer Lemon, Prosciutto
Roero Arneis

Course 2:
Tuna Vitellato, A Classic Reversed
Walter Massa Timorasso 2017

Course 3:
Risotto al Barolo, Spring Chicories, Fontina
Barbera

Course 4:
Bollito Misto, Mixed Braises, Traditional Accompaniments

Arcimboldo
2016 Cadia Barolo Monvigliero

Course 5:
Hazelnut Semifreddo
Moscato d’Asti

Tickets are $100 per person including dinner and wine pairings, and can be reserved on Tock.

Substitutions and alterations are politely declined for all special events.

Sales tax and 18% gratuity will be billed at the time of reservation.

Please reserve your meal on Tock – seating is limited