2014 Fall Menu

Cafe di Scala Lemmo Family Photo

Fall Greetings Friends!
The leaves are turning.
One last glance at the petunias. 
Final harvest from the garden.

As I reach for my favorite wool sweater, I'm reminded how the Scala Fall menu is holds a special place in my heart. From roasted butternut squash and braised meats, to a couple new inspired dishes  my mother loved to create, there's definitely something everyone to enjoy.  I'd like to invite you into my home to cozy up with some friends and loved ones and celebrate with family crafted food and wine.
On that note, I also want to thank each and everyone of you for the cards, thoughts, flowers and hugs over the past couple months in honor of my mother who passed away this summer. While her Guantis cookies will no longer greet you at the host stand after meal, her inspiration and love will carry on.  
Scala Holiday Private Parties

If you refer a private party of 15 or more people to us, we'll give you a $100 gift card. Pretty simple, just encourage your boss or office party planner to have your private party here and we'll give you a $100 gift card as a note of thanks. Learn more by clicking HERE
New Menu

Our Autumn menu is here. That means mom's pita cu sardi pasta, David Ryan's Cappellacci, a couple appetizer favorites and Lou Lou's mini donuts. Check it out below the text of this email. 

New Wines: 

Click here to take a peek at our new reserve list that we just put up on our website as well. 

Autumn Blessings,

Tony & Staff

Des Moines Register article from 5/13/14: "Cafe di Scala chefs Lemmo, Shires a culinary dream team"

There was a nice article from Carlos Acevedo in today's Des Moines Register. 

Lemmo describes the partnership as an "amazing synergy." Lemmo brings his passion for the Italian cuisine of southern Italy and, of course, all the heirloom recipes passed to him through the generations. Meanwhile, Shires brings the polish of formal training and a "zen simplicity."

This dynamic is apparent throughout the menu.

Read the rest of the article HERE. 

Big News! Cafe di Scala Receives 4.5 out of 5 stars from the Des Moines Register Datebook!

Photo Credit: Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register, http://bit.ly/ScalaReview

Big news! The Des Moines Register Datebook just reviewed us and gave us 4.5 out of 5 stars! We're very proud and humbled to receive this praise and thank all of you for keeping what we do here alive. http://bit.ly/ScalaReview

Some of our favorite quotes: "...bonkers-good," "The pasta, stuffed with fresh tomato and ricotta, seemed to melt in my mouth," and "His new spring menu is a smor­gasbord of fresh Calabrian delights."

Read the full review here: -->> http://bit.ly/ScalaReview

(Photo credit to Kelsey Kremer, The Des Moines Register)