Dining With Denise Neil

Bocco Deli's Italian dinner night

When I reviewed Bocco Deli last month, I was most intrigued to find out that chef and owner Nathan Toubia puts on once-a-month Italian dinners.

At the time I wrote the review, February’s was already sold out. But now he has March’s dinner on the books, and if you hurry, you might be able to get a spot. (He only has 30.)

The five-course meal will start with appetizers at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the restaurant, 3010 E. Central.

It’ll start with an appetizer of wild mushroom frico followed by a caesar salad with house-made dressing. For the main course, Nathan will serve a grilled chicken breast layered with prosciutto, eggplant and fresh mozzarella cheese. It’ll be topped with house made marinara saucee and served on top of creamy polenta and broccoli rabe.

After a lemon mint sorbet palate cleanser, he’ll serve dessert: The restaurant’s heavenly tiramisu.

The dinner costs $30 a person. Call 316-558-8412 to make a reservation.