Wait, a wine class PLUS a dinner party!? Evviva!
From the snow-capped heights of Mt. Etna (Europe’s tallest active volcano) to the cow-studded countrysides to the desert-like landscapes heated by Africa’s Sirocco winds…
We’ll begin our evening in Sicily with a 45-minute class exploring (and drinking, of course) the island’s celebrated wines while touching on the history and mosaic of cultural influences that give Sicily its outright, inarguable distinctiveness.
Then the party!
Meanwhile, Liam McDermott, our part-Sicilian-in-descent, full-Sicilian-at-heart resident chef, will be cooking up some classic Sicilian dishes—street food-style—that represent the uniqueness of Sicily’s diverse regions. We’ll suggest the wine pairings to go with each dish. Eat, drink, be merry, fall in love (if you haven’t already) with Sicily!
Price includes a glass of bubbly, full Sicilian tasting flight, wine class and take-away materials, dinner, and, of course, all the fun. Additional glass pours and bottle sales will be available for purchase.
Panelle - chickpea flour fritters
Arancino di burro - rice balls filled with ham and bechamel
Polpettini di sarde - sardine ‘meatballs’ with saffron aioli
Caponata - sweet and sour vegetables
Scaccia di Ragusana - baked ‘pasta’ with tomato, onion and caciocavallo
Cipolloto con pancetta - grilled bacon wrapped scallions
Insalata cu brocculu - salad of charred brassicas and fennel
Bracioline di Messinese - grilled beef skewers with breadcrumbs and pecorino
Cuccia - sweetened farro and ricotta porridge with cinnamon and shaved bitter chocolate