13. August 2020 - 18:30
Cafe Capriccio, Albany
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Sicily Wine Dinner ft. Chef Ric Orlando | Thursday, 13. August 2020

A Sicilian Wine Dinner at Cafe Capriccio



Presented by Chefs Ric Orlando, Jim Rua, Franco Rua



Ric Orlando and the Rua family are teaming up to offer Old World inspired dinners, demos and classes at Cafe Capriccio. This first dinner will celebrate the delicious and authentic dishes and wines Chef Ric’s shared on his 2019 Sicily tour. They will also be co-marketing amazing trips to Italy as soon as conditions allow.New trips are in the works, stay tuned.



Menu



Aperitivo



Sesame Focaccia, Summer Caponata, Olive Cunzate, Formaggi Siciliano, Franco Rua’s Salume



Cocktail: Garabaldi Spritz: Blood orange, Contratto, Aperol, Prosecco



Wine: Tenute Tasca "Mozia" Grillo Terre Siciliana 2019



The art of the premeal is so wonderfully Italian. Who doesn’t love preparing oneself for dinner by eating and drinking first?



Primi:



Pasta Tasting



Pasta *** Sarde, Busiate pasta with wild fennel, sardines, pinenuts, raisins



One of the national dishes of Sicily accenting the influences of the Medterranean and North Africa



Pasta “Alla Norma” Spaciatelle pasta, fresh tomatoes, golden, silky eggplant, basil and Ricotta Salata



Named for Bellini’s heroine of one of his most famous operas. Sicilians describe everything they deem outstanding as “una vera Norma” (“a real Norma”).



Wine: Tasca d'Almerita "Regaleali" Nero d'Avola 2017



Secondi:



Involtini “Surf and Turf”



“Falsomagro”, sausage, cheese and egg stuffed flank steak with red wine pan sauce



Spada Thin slices of swordfish stuffed with bread, herbs, capers, garlic, dressed with “Salmorglio” sauce



Prime cuts of Meat are a luxury item for many Sicilians, so stuffing lesser cuts is the name of the game. Falsomagro literally means “False Lean”.



Swordfish Involtini is yet another method of stretching the protein to feed the family, with stunning and satisfying results.



Wine: Masseria Setteporte Etna Rosso 2017



Contorno:



Barbebietola e Insalata di Arancine Stile Etna, Beet and orange salad with pickled onions, arugula and goat cheese “snow”, Etna style



Dolce:



Dessert Arancini, crispy rice ball stuffed with pistachio studded ricotta cannoli filling, dressed with marsala sauce



Sicilians live for Rice ***** and the culinary scene there is bursting with innovation. Here is ours. Dessert Arancini





Dinner will be held in the entire restaurant of Cafe Capriccio with limited availability while we continue to uphold current state mandated guidelines to keep our guests and staff safe. Each party will have their own table. Please indicate in check out if you would like to be at a table with others who purchased separately.