Italian Style Christmas Eve Menu festà di pesce per la vigilia

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Italian Style Christmas Eve Menu festà di pesce per la vigilia
Italian Style Christmas Eve Menu
festà di pesce per la vigilia di natale
December 24, 2014
4 courses, $75
$115 with wine pairings
The items marked with ⋆ are all century old dishes, each made according to closely
guarded family recipes. The recipes for these dishes have been given to me by my Nonna.
I am excited to share my grandmother’s Christmas Eve meal with you.
buon appetito!
~ antipasto ~
choice of
⋆antipasto di mare
shrimp, calamari, clam, eel, octopus, baccalà, smelts
Gosset NV brut, champagne, France
tart
wild mushroom tart, goat cheese, seasonal greens, aged balsamic
2009 Mastroberardino Greco di Tufo, Campania
~ primi ~
choice of
⋆capelli di angeli “aglio e olio”
angel hair pasta, garlic, evoo, anchovy, capers, pine nuts, golden raisins
2009 Mastroberardino “Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio” Bianco, Campania
zuppa
rustic pumpkin and bread soup, prosciutto crumbs, ricotta
2009 Mastroberardino Fiano di Avellino, Campania
~ secondi ~
choice of
⋆spigola
striped bass baked in salt, mushrooms, leek puree, escarole, walnut stuffing
2009 Grechetto ‘Grecante’, Arnoldo Caprai, Umbría
filetto
grilled beef tenderloin, cipollini sauce, trumpet royale mushrooms, oven cured tomato
2009 Super Tuscan ‘3’, Poggio Verano, Tuscany
~ dolce ~
⋆ mostaccioli and zeppole dei poveri
chocolate dry fruit “cookie cake”, Neapolitan fritters, orange pastry cream
2007 Passito, Antonelli, Sicily
some menu items are subject to change