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Meet The Winemaker/ Pop Up Italian Dinner

Join us Monday, January 19th for a Pop-Up Italian Dinner at Cafe Ena! We'll be joined by Gregory Perrucci, winemaker and owner of Racemi Winery. His specialty is in producing beautiful, world-class red wines from Puglia, located in the heel of Italy. In addition, Chef Ruiz has put together a delicious Four Course Menu that pairs with each of Gregory's wines. So, let us all escape from this cold weather for the night by enjoying the soul warming food and wine of southern Italy!


FIRST COURSE - Steamed mussels in a rosemary/basil/tomato broth- Paired with Alberello Salento Rosso 2011

SECOND COURSE- Trio of bruschetta, roasted garlic fava bean puree, roasted red pepper / herb shrimp, honey goat cheese with caramelized onions- Paired with 2012 Pietraluna Salento Negroamaro

THIRD COURSE- Orecchiette pasta served with a braised lamb ragout OR Pappardelle pasta with braised crimini mushrooms, smoked salmon, red onion confit in a citrus cream sauce- Paired with 2011 Sum Salento Susumaniello

FOURTH COURSE- Flourless chocolate torte with a black cherry sauce and marscapone cream- Paired with 2012 Anarkos Puglia Rosso

Cost $48 Per Person, Does not Include Tax or Gratuity

Reservations Available 6pm-7:30pm




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About Us

We are Hector Ruiz and Erin Ungerman and we invite you to our new restaurant to experience a culinary fusion of Latin American flavors right in the heart of South Minneapolis.

 Inspired by our trips through Latin America, Chef Hector has masterfully blended distinctive and traditional foods with classic French technique and presentation. The end result is Café Ena: a new, upscale, and delicious cuisine unique to Minneapolis. 

Our aspiration is to bring this Latin Fusion to the local neighborhood in a warm, personable, and welcoming atmosphere. We are proud of our creation and have therefore lovingly named the restaurant after our young daughter, Ena.

Come and join us at Café Ena; we love to offer you excellent food and wine, fun ambiance, and friendly service. 

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