Bodovino is opening a second Treasure Valley location on Saturday, Aug. 27, and the food menu will be noticeably larger than its wine-bar concept at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise.
The new Bodovino Ristorante will be in Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian, situated in the former Cacicia’s Cucinas Old World Sicilian Foods space, 3630 E. Monarch Sky Lane. It will offer a full-blown Italian menu.
Antipasti offerings include cauliflower crocchettes (baked cauliflower cakes with aged parmesan and herbs), roasted eggplant caponata on crostini and erbazzone (baked puff pastry with aged parmesan, pancetta and greens).
Expect to find pasta dishes such as linguini with kale, spaghetti with Pecorino Romano and ricotta-goat cheese gnocchi with toasted walnut-thyme butter sauce. Other entrées include artichoke risotto, pan-fried salmon fillet with citrus butter and pan-seared lamb chops with rosemary and garlic in a white wine and Dijon reduction.
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Don’t be surprised to find desserts such as chilled limoncella zabaglione and silky Prosecco mousse with vanilla bean-peach puree.
Bodovino Ristorante in Meridian will feature the same modernized, self-serve wine-dispensing machines (made by WineEmotion) that have made the BoDo spot popular since it debuted in 2013. Fifty-six wines will be available in the machines at The Village, in addition to bottled wines, draft wines and handcrafted brews, and a full-service cocktail bar.
The Bodovino charge cards that activate the wine-dispensing machines will work at both locations.
Bodovino Ristorante will be open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.