Take a tour of Italy at Panzano this Sunday

Panzano, 909 17th Street, is now featuring a three-course, regional Italian menu every Sunday. Each month, executive chef Elise Wiggins and her crew will create a meal showcasing various cuisines from different areas of Italy. Keep reading for March's menu.

See also: - Panzano adds Toscano, a private dining area/bar space - Photos: Dario Cecchini, the legendary butcher of Panzano, Italy, wows crowds at Panzano restaurant - What Elise Wiggins learned in Italy: You're never too old to learn!

1st Course Balote from the town of Clauzetto - ricotta salata and Neufchatel cheese stuffed polenta balls with mushroom tomato demi sauce

2nd Course Petite d'Anatra ai Frutti di Bosco - pan-seared duck breast, seared foie gras, fresh berries, spiced berry reduction

3rd Course Strucchi - dates back to the 15th century. Fried pastry filled with nuts, raisins, orange peel and dusted in super fine sugar.

And the rest of the tour schedule:

April- Emilia Romagna

May - Umbria

June - Marche

July - Sicilia

August - Friuli-Venezia Giulia

September - Veneto

October - Lombardia

November - Toscana

December - Piemonte

The cost is $35, and wine pairings are available for an additional $15. For more information, call the restaurant at 303.296.3525.

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