4/03/2013 01:27:00 PM

Spring Menu Changes at Amis, Alla Spina and Osteria

Grilled octopus at Amis
Spring is a time of renewal and change, and also a great excuse for restaurants to change up menus. Only it’s not just an excuse, since some of the best produce, ingredients and beers only come around seasonally. The Vetri Family of restaurants is taking full advantage - check out what’s in store for the warmer weather.

Amis
Brad Spence is slowing revamping the menu at the Wash West trattoria, rolling out changes over the next three weeks. Today is the launch of a half-dozen new antipasti dishes, which will be followed by pastas and then entrees and desserts. We’re looking forward to sampling the clam crudo with beets and horseradish, and also the fried lamb ribs are calling to us. Check out the entire list below (215-732-2347).

Alla Spina
Fittingly, beer is what’s getting a refresh at the North Broad birreria. "Saisonale" will take place from April 8-14, during which time more than half the 20 taps will be swapped out for new selections. Brews to look forward to include farmhouse ales like Dock Street Smoked Saison and Victory Swing Session, plus other spring sippers. Full listing below (215-600-0017).

Osteria
Just up the street on North Broad, Jeff Michaud has already launched his new menu items in all categories. Try a cipollotto pizza (spring onions, stracciatella, thyme), artichokes alla giudia, dandelion greens salad or chestnut-stuffed pork loin, among other seasonal plates (215-763-0920).

New Spring Antipasti Dishes at Amis
Fava bean bruschetta with pickled red onion and pecorino
Clam crudo with beets and horseradish
Burrata with zucchini, mint and chili oil.
Fried lamb ribs with fennel yogurt
Grilled octopus with chickpeas and picked Fresno peppers
Pecorino arancini with ragu and spring peas

Saisonale Beers at Alla Spina
Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont
St. Feuillien Saison
Stillwater Stateside
Victory Swing Session
Yards Saison
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
L'Olmaia Karkade Zymatore Edition 2012
Lost Abbey Carnevale
Bruery Saison de Lente
Dieu du Ciel Rose
Dock Street Smoked Saison
Ommegang Hennepin
Baladin Wayan Sour
Sixpoint Harbinger

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