Spring Greetings Scala Family, Friends & Lovers,
I will say this has been one of the busiest months on record with all of the happenings around Scala and elsewhere. The Gusto Pizza Co. “gustomobile” is locked and loaded for a busy summer of graduations and festivals. Scala turns seven (yes, I did a double take, too) later this summer, while our Beatles Brunch marks its two year anniversary this weekend. If that’s not enough planning and coordinating, I officially launch a new downtown eatery new week called Host(see below).
Beatles Brunch Turns Two
It’s unbelievable that it’s been over two years since Chef Phil Shires and I opened a bottle of Critone after midnight and wrote down a Beatles-themed brunch menu. “Iron Chef” Phil will be pulling out a couple surprises this Sunday. Keep an eye out for “Melinda’s Chicken and Waffles” in addition to his pork tacos. Brunch is served from 10-2 the first Sunday of every month and reservations are recommended. Call 515-244-1353 for Reservations. Our Beatles Brunch menu can be found on ourwebsite.
No Corkage Thursdays.
I think it’s safe to say Spring is here to stay, which means our wrap around porch is available to enjoy for dinner guests. Grab your favorite bottle of wine and visit us on a Thursday in May and we’ll waive your corkage fee. Rain or shine, we’ll have plenty of offerings on our award winning all-Italian list if you want to go that route.
I’ve been working on a new concept since early winter with three very special people. Chef Phil (Cafe di Scala), Lisa Hutchins (Scala event planner) and Katie Lemmo (my little sister) are officially opening a new lunch space downtown on Monday, May 7th . Host will serve sustainable comfort food sourced from local farmers during the weekdays and “host” private dinners in the evenings for any occasion. Our address is 1220 Locust Street downtown and we’ll be open 11-2:30 Monday-Friday. Check us out at HostDsm.com, on Facebook athttp://facebook.com/DSMHost and at Twitter.com/hostdsm.
P.S. Flour + Eggs + Salt + Water = Love. We created a quick little video that we think sums up what we do here. Check it out and let us know what you think. We take simple ingredients and do extraordinary things with them. Make sure to follow Cafe di Scala on Facebook at http://facebook.com/cafediscala