As the Valley settles into fall and anticipates the joys of the holiday season, celebrity chef Scott Conant’s Mora Italian is “spicing” things up with the introduction of a festive lineup of seasonal libations and flavor-packed dishes. Located on the bustling Seventh Street corridor, Mora Italian’s seasonal cocktail lineup draws inspiration from classic fall flavors and holiday spices.
New additions include:
-Smoke & Moras ($17) features Naran Mezcal balanced with apple cinnamon shrub and maple syrup to create an approachable mezcal cocktail. This cocktail is finished with a Sal de Gusano rim and Xocolatl bitters to keep the cocktail’s essence true to its mezcal roots.
-Bambu No.5 ($15) is the result of someone “spicing” the punch bowl and is just what the holiday party needs to get things started! This cocktail is served with Mora’s Spiced & Sparkling Bumbu Rum Punch and garnished with candied kumquats.
-A Toast to Butter Days ($20) is a whiskey sour-inspired cocktail that starts with Uncle Nearest 1884 Whiskey being fat-washed with toasted pepita brown butter and finished with spiced banana puree, Faretti Biscotti Liqueur and Vicario Walnut Amaro to evoke flavors of baking banana bread on a cool, fall morning.
-Easily Gin-fluenced ($16) is a seasonal spin on a classic pear martini and starts with a spiced pear puree added to a blend of local Thumb Butte Gin and Sipsmith Gin to impart seasonal botanical flavors. Brightened with ginger white balsamic and sweetened with thyme-honey simple syrup to finish, this cocktail is one that will beckon in the season’s greetings.
Additionally, guests can also enjoy the tastes of the harvest season through a series of new dishes, including the Panzanella ($16) with arugula, kale, radicchio, pickled mushrooms, winter vegetables, stracciatella, and shallot vinaigrette; Harissa Spiced Salmon ($32) plated over vegetable ragu and garnished with preserved lemon labneh and cucumber-fennel salad; Crispy Baby Potatoes ($10) with fontina fonduta spooned atop and sprinkled with crispy garlic and chives, and Caramelized Pumpkin ($14) drizzled with pepita pesto and finished with crispy kale.
For more information on Mora Italian or to book a reservation, visit moraitalian.com. Mora Italian is open for dinner service Monday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and open for happy hour Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.