Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353
 
 

Cappellacci

Fall Cappellacci Love

November 3rd, 2011
Fall Greetings Friends and Scala Family!

It’s truly my favorite season considering the colors, flavors and landscapes. The Scala kitchen drops 30 degrees (which after a hot summer is a welcome relief), ovens work overtime filled with roasted vegetables and braised meats while the dinning room becomes romantic by six as the sun fades faster to the west.

Fall also requires an additional hour in the pasta room crafting one of our most sentimental dishes. Our butternut squash cappelacci was the mastermind of our late and dear friend/chef David Ryan. Six falls ago David and I descended into the pasta room to lay the ground work  for what our guests would deem the most beloved dish on our seasonal menu. Every year I voyage down to the pasta room I’m reminded to slow down and reflect on how fortunate I am to be surrounded by incredible family, staff, friends and patrons. It’s always that time of the year I look forward to spending holiday hours in the kitchen with family or warming up with a bottle of wine with friends over a dinner table. I invite you to celebrate fall a few different ways at Scala.

Etc… PRIVATE PARTIES: We’re now taking reservations for office, friends and family Holiday Parties at the cafe. Please get your reservations in soon, as space is filling up. Call us at 515-244-1353 or click here for more info: http://cafediscala.com/private-parties… NO CORKAGE FEE THURSDAYS: On Thursdays this month, bring in your own wine and enjoy it without a corkage fee… BEATLES BRUNCH: The next Beatles Brunch is November 6th from 10-2. You can find the menu on our website, www.cafediscala.com/food.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: As always, we would love to have you join us on Facebook and Twitter. While at the cafe, make sure to check in on Foursquare for a free dessert with your meal. To reserve your next table, call us at 515-244-1353.

See you soon!

Tony & Family

New Fall Menu!

October 6th, 2011

As promised, we have a new menu for fall! It’s our favorite season. We’ve brought back the butternut squash cappellacci, brussels sprouts, buttentutt squash panna cottta. It’s all back in our kitchen.

Check it out:

See you soon!

Our Favorite Season…

September 28th, 2011

Fall… It’s our favorite season of the year. We’re preparing our new menu and look forward to sharing this with you soon.

Stay tuned…

 
Cafe di Scala - A fine Des Moines area restaurant, Calabrese-Style, in the heart of Historic Sherman Hill. 644 18th Street, Des Moines, IA • Reservations by phone only: 515-244-1353