What’s New This Fall & Holiday Season: Mora Italian Seasonal Menu

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.