If you need yet another reason to visit Cork — other than some of the best food in the entire Valley — Robert and Danielle Morris‘ south Chandler gem just introduced a special $35 supper on Sundays.
The four-course meal, available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, focuses on a different country or region each month, starting with Italy.
Diners start with a baby arugula salad with cherry tomatoes, Roca parmesan and basil vinaigrette (pictured top left), followed by a very tasty Tuscan soup of roasted vegetables and white beans (top right).
For the main course, diners get a choice of three entrees from chef Brian Peterson. I went with the open-face ravioli with organic chicken, spinach, pancetta and pine nuts (lower left), which was absolutely delicious.
Next time I’ll choose from the braised veal shoulder with parmesan risotto or pan-roasted sea bass with proscuitto consomme, both of which got rave reviews around the dining room.
For dessert, there’s a Sambucca milkshake with pizzelle cookie (lower right). In all, it’s a great deal for just $35.
For an extra $15, you can add a pre-dinner glass of Prosecco bubbly and Italian wine pairings for the first three courses.
A word of caution: The inaugural Sunday night was packed despite little publicity, so I’d recommend reservations for subsequent Sundays.
Also, the restaurant will be closed this Sunday due to the holiday weekend. The Italian menu will be offered Sept. 13, 20 and 27. The Morrises say they’re thinking about either French or Spanish for October.
Info: (480) 883-3773.