MINNEAPOLIS (May 5, 2016) – Cue “That’s Amore.” Parma 8200 (www.parma8200.com) has updated its menus and promotions with new offerings that customers will love, including: new monthly market and seasonal lunch and dinner menus to supplement its standard menu; an expanded bar menu with more food and new craft cocktails, and extended “Happy Tower” hours (now ending at 7 p.m., previously ended at 6 p.m., plus weekend hours). Parma also offers live music, including many popular local jazz performers, Thursday through Saturday evenings with no cover charges, ever.
“We are thrilled to roll out Parma’s new menus and promotions, which will bring more variety and on ongoing selection of new menu options, not only to our many customers who work or live in the area, but also anyone living in or visiting the Twin Cities area who wants great Italian food and beverages,” said D’Amico & Partners founding partner Richard D’Amico. “Chef Irina Kolosov and her culinary team are excited and ready to bring Parma’s menus to a new level, and GM Ann Grant always ensures smooth operations.”
Variety is the spice of life
Parma 8200’s Market new lunch and dinner menus will change monthly and follow two seasonal themes:
· Market Menus, May through November: featuring seasonal produce from local farms and co-ops, cheese and meats from local sources and locally-sourced beers
· Seasonal Menus, December through April: featuring seasonal Minnesota food preparations and Italian-based dishes, Italian fall and winter ingredients, and seasonal and Italian beers.
Here are the lunch and dinner Market menus for May and June:
- May and June lunch www.damico.com/menus/PARMA-LUNCH%20market-menu-0516.pdf
- May dinner www.damico.com/menus/Parma-Dinner-menu-0516.pdf
- June dinner www.damico.com/menus/PARMA-June-DINNER-market-menu-0616.pdf
Here is the new dessert and after dinner drinks menu: www.damico.com/menus/PARMA-DESSERT-menu-0516.pdf
Raising the bar
Parma’s “Happy Tower” (a nod its 8200 Tower location in the Normandale Lake Office Park) happy hour was extended to 7 p.m. on weekdays to better accommodate area work schedules and rush hour traffic along Highway 494. New 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekend hours also were added. The Happy Tower menu includes more food and beverage options.
The bar menu was significantly expanded, now featuring more food options for guests who want to linger after happy hour or visit the lounge just for the live music, and a new selection of craft cocktails featuring Italian liquors, liqueurs and flavors, including house-infused selections.
Here the new bar and Happy Tower menus:
- Happy Tower menu www.damico.com/menus/PARMA-happy-tower-0516.pdf
- Bar menu www.damico.com/menus/PARMA-bar-menu-0516.pdf
- Cocktail, beer and wine menu: www.damico.com/menus/Parma-Wine-menu-0516.pdf
Music to customers’ ears
Parma’s live music offering (www.parma8200.com/Promotions.aspx) includes popular jazz pianist Benny Weinbeck – who has been entertaining guests at various D’Amico restaurants for more than 20 years -- playing solo on Thursdays and with the Benny Weinbeck Trio on Saturdays, and a changing selection of Friday entertainment acts.
“Live music brings an exciting dynamic to the dining and lounge experience at Parma three nights a week, plus some holidays and other special occasions,” D’Amico said. “We receive tons of positive feedback from live music lovers who are absolutely delighted by Parma’s club quality performers without the club cover charges. We have a long history of supporting local musicians and we are pleased to continue this tradition at Parma.”
New website on deck
As part of the restaurant’s update, Parma’s website also is being renovated and should relaunch sometime in May. For more information on Parma 8200, visit www.parma8200.com.
About D’Amico & Partners
D'Amico & Partners was founded in 1982 and owns and operates restaurants and catering companies in Minnesota and Naples, Florida. Minnesota operations include 10 D'Amico & Sons, D'Amico Catering, Cafe & Bar Lurcat, Campiello, and Parma 8200. Florida operations include Campiello, The Continental (included in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Restaurants in America 2016 list), Cafe & Bar Lurcat, Masa, Fogg Café, D’Amico & Sons and Lurcat Catering. D'Amico & Partners is a multiple time James Beard Award nominee. For more information, visit www.damico.com.
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