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Have A Look at A Tavola's Menu, Soon to Take Over Parsons Table

A Tavola opens on November 22 in adorable downtown Winchester, taking over the digs formerly occupied by Chris Parsons's much-loved Parsons Table. (He has big-city plans in the works, though, so don't feel too sorry for him.) A Tavola's owned by the same team behind West Medford's lovely, criminally underrated Bistro 5. Hopefully they have plenty of success at the Church Street location that worked so well for Parsons. In anticipation of their debut, we got our mitts on the menu. Feast your eyes, ahead.

Piattini
(small plates for the table)
Salumi - 7
Testa-Pork Terrine, Shaved Fennel and Lemon Zest / Lardo and Garlic Crostini / Prosciutto di Parma / Speck Prosciutto / Boar Loin / Berkshire Pork Lomo / Porchetta and Oven Dried Apples / Duck Sausage and Foie Gras Mousse / Bresaola, Cured Beef

Vegetali - 6
Marinated Olives / Roasted Peppers and Goat Cheese / Roasted Eggplant, Parmigiano, Pine Nuts and Grilled Bread / Homemade Goat’s Milk Ricotta, EVOO and Lemon Zest / Bufala Mozzarella with Celery leaves and Black Truffle Coulis / Burrata “Maple Brook” VT, Falconero EVOO and Aged Balsamic

Pesce - 7
Octopus, “Soppressata” and Arugula / Peperoni Astigiani, Tuna, Roasted Peppers, Capers and Olives / Grilled Calamari, White Beans, Lemon and EVOO / Seppie, Cuttlefish, Lemon and Botarga / Bruschetta: EVOO Poached White Anchovies, Peppers and Tomato / Capesante-Scallop Carpaccio

Insalate
Mista; Mixed Greens
Spinaci; Baby Spinach, Gorgonzola and Pancetta

Le Paste
Tagliatelle Nere e Seppie; Cuttle Fish, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil - 19

Pappardelle Al Cioccolato; Braised Rabbit, Cocoa Pasta, Almonds and Goat Cheese - 22

Malloreddus di Zafferano; Sardinian Saffron Gnocchi with Orange, Shrimp and Basil - 21

Scialatielli ai Frutti di Mare in Bianco; Cracked Black Pepper Pasta and Calamari, Mussels, Clams and Scallops - 24

Secondi
Risotto di Mare; Seafood Risotto for Two or More Served Red, White, Yellow or Black. Baby Octopus, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp and Scallops - 25 per person (Made to order, please allow 30 minutes for preparation)

Porchetta,; Slow Cooked Whole Roasted Pig Lightly Smoked Table-Side,
with Acorn Squash & Tuscan Kale- 28

Scalloppine Di Manzo; Grilled Painted Hill Farm Skirt Steak, Fingerling Potatoes and Red Peppers - 27

Pollo al Mattone; Pressed Rosemary Marinated Chicken with Mushrooms - 21

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