Sicilia, the gorgeous island off of the southern most tip of Italy is by far one of our favorite places in the world. Surrounded by the crystal clear sea, Mt. Etna's beauty, the hills dotted with olive groves, fruit and nut trees, the ancient amphitheathers,... It's enough to fall in love with the place (even before tasting the food and rich wines with fantastic mineral character from the volcanic soil)!
Sicily holds possibly the strongest regional sense in Italy. The language is different, the culture remains very traditional and old-fashioned, and the food is absolutely divine. With a rich ancient greek and Arab history, and its placement on the spice route, the influence comes across in many of the dishes. Sicilian dishes are set apart from traditional pan-Italian with the interesting combinations of citrus, rice, sugar, dried fruits, pine nuts, baking spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, pepper, pistachio, olives, etc. The warm climate and bountiful waters bring bright ripe flavors and plenty of seafood to the table.
We hope you will join us on Sunday, September 10th for an all Sicilian feast. We encourage large groups for this multi-course family-style dinner.
Sample menu (subject to change)
Caponata (Sweet and Sour Eggplant)
Alici in Agrodolce (Sweet and Sour Anchovies with Rosemary & Red Onion)
Acchigue Ripieni (Fresh Anchovies Stuffed with Raisons and Pinenuts)
Insalata di Finocchio (Fennel, Olive & Orange Salad)
Insalata di Polpo (Octopus & Potato Salad)
Arancini (Fried Rice Balls Stuffed with Pork Ragu)
Couscous alla Trapanese (Seafood Couscous)
Bucatini con Pesto Siciliano (Handmade Pasta with dried-tomato pistachio pesto)
Bucatini con le Sarde (Hollow Spaghetti with Sardines, Fennel, Raisons & Pinenuts)
Busiate alla Norma (Handmade Pasta with Eggplant & Tomato)
Pesce Spada alla Ghiotta (Swordfish with Olives, Capers & Chili)
Farsumagru (Stuffed Veal Roll)
Torta di Ficchi con Gelato di Pistacchio (Fresh Fig Torte with Pinolo's Pistacchio Gelato)