April 2014

WINE WEDNESDAYS continue at both restaurants. Come in and enjoy half off our chalkboard and select wine lists -- delightful in the afternoon on the patios!  Be sure to call ahead for seating. Pizzeria Rustica 632-8121. TAPAteria 471-TAPA (8272).

ARTWALK.   Old Colorado City Artwalk resumes Friday, April 4th at 5pm and continues on first Fridays through the end of the year.  Please call ahead for seating during Artwalk as we are always full and on a wait these days.

GREENIE AWARD!  We were proud to have Pizzeria Rustica nominated as one of five Colorado Springs businesses for Veda Salon's Greenie Award.  We would appreciate your VOTE HERE
Speaking of green, as the 10th 4-Star Certified Green Restaurant in the world we'd love to give you a resource to find other sustainable restaurants when you are traveling.  See www.DineGreen.com.
You'll see that our April wine dinner is on Earth Day and there are a lot of events all month in the Pikes Peak region.

2014 TASTE OF OLD COLORADO CITY. 
It's time again for our spring Taste of Old Colorado City in Bancroft Park Sunday Apr 27th from 1-4pm.  Enjoy tastes from over 20 restaurants and 20 beer/wine/beverage suppliers for only $30 in advance or $35 at the door.  For more info, reduced ticket prices, and to buy tickets on-line CLICK HERE.  The Taste of Old Colorado City benefits the Old Colorado City Foundation for make improvements to enhance Old Colorado City for your enjoyment!   There is also a fun event for the kids in Bancroft Park Mad Hatter Saturday , Apr 12th at 11am.  Lots of fun every day in Old Colorado City!

PIZZERIA RUSTICA NEWS:

APRIL WINE DINNER.  On Apr 22nd we'll be holding our most exciting wine dinner of the year.  It has been 3 years since we last had the lost Friulian varietals of Emilio Bulfon.  Many varietals (see below and website link) were cultivated in the Roman era and thought to be extinct, but Emilio found them on his property and nurtured them back into production.  The whole Bulfon story including the unique label depicting The Last Supper from the local church is exciting stuff and not to be missed.  As always, Chef Jay has organized the perfect pairings.  This unique varietal dinner will sell out very quickly so please sign up soon with Coaltrain at 719-475-9700 and help us support the great local charity Fostering Hope

FREE DINNER WINNER.  The winner from our Pizzeria Rustica comment card drawing for a free dinner for two of an appetizer, 2 pizzas, 2 desserts, and 2 glasses of house wine is Nancy Wilson.  Congratulations!


TAPAteria NEWS:

SUMMER HOURS.  Summer hours begin at TAPAteria on Sunday, April 27th when we will open at 1:00pm and kick off with our first Paella on the Patio at 5pm$29.95 + tax & service includes a glass of sangria, house wine, or beer.  This month we open a 5 liter bottle of Don Ramon oak-aged grenache/tempranillo blend for your paella pairing!
These events always sell out early so please reserve at 719-471-TAPA (8272). 

HAPPY HOUR. Come in and enjoy your Happy Hour 4-6pm with great drink and tapa offerings.  You can even pick items from our well-stocked deli case to enjoy in the restaurant or to take home as a surprise.

FREE DINNER WINNER.   The winner from our TAPAteria comment card drawing for a free dinner for two of 2 snack tapas, 2 meat/seafood/veggie tapas, 2 dessert tapas, and 2 glasses of house wine is Allen Lane.  We hope to see you soon!

Pizzeria Rustica Passport to Friuli Emilio Bulfon
Lost Firulian Varietals Wine Dinner
Benefiting Fostering Hope Foundation

Tuesday, April 22nd, 6pm

5 wines/5 courses
$49 plus tax & service


Reserve with Coaltrain Wine & Spirits at 719-475-9700



Dried Apricot & Spiced Almond Baked Ricotta

2012 Emilio Bulfon Cividin

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Shrimp Scampi with Wood-roasted Garlic, Capers, Basil Pesto &  

House-roasted Tomatoes with Crostini 

2012 Emilio Bulfon Sciaglin

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Salami & Baby Kale Soup with Wild Mushrooms

2012 Emilio Bulfon Piculit Neri

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Lamb Sausage, Onion & 5-Cheese Pizza Pickled Fennel & Root Vegetable Salad

2012 Emilio Bulfon Forgiarin

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White Chocolate, Pistachios & Italian Meringue

House-Made Cello-Bellini





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Wishing everyone a great spring!

Dave, Laura, Jay, and the Pizzeria Rustica and TAPAteria families


www.pizzeriarustica.com
2527 West Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719)-632-8121

www.TAPAteria.com
2607 West Colorado Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719)-471-TAPA (8272)

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