CHRISTMAS EVE

Sunday December 24th, 5pm to 9pm

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Akasha traveled to Sicily in October and brought back a treasure trove of products and ingredients to create this year’s holiday menu. Sun-dried Pomodori di Pachino, grown in the soil-rich province of Siracusa. Prize-winning newly pressed green olive oil and almonds from the Mandranova Estate. Sun-ripe capers, caperberries and tuna bottarga from the island of Favignana. Sea Salt from the Trapani coast. Oregano & fennel from their favorite herb farm – Gli Aromi di Russino, overlooking the Sicilian coast. Red Bronte pistachios, which can only grow in the fertile, mineral-rich lava rock ground of Bronte, Sicily, near Mt. Etna. These prized hand-picked pistachios are only harvested every two years, and AR cucina has them from this year’s harvest. Chocolate from Antica Dolceria Bonauto in Modica, where they have been making chocolate since 1880. Candied orange and marmellata from the famed Pasticceria of Maria Grammatico who learned the ancient art of pastry-making from the cloistered nuns of Sicily.

MENU

specials in addition to our regular menu

ANTIPASTI

fritelle di baccala

salt cod & yukon gold potato fritter

meyer lemon aioli

 

bottarga from favignana

chicory, celery hearts

mandranova cerasuola olio nuovo, citrus

 

yellow tail crudo

pachino sundried tomatoes, trapani sea salt

tomato crema, castelvetrano olives, pickled onion, mandranova nocellara olio nuovo

 

PRIMI

spaghetti alla pescatore

prawns, calamari, mussels

tomato-white wine sauce, mandravova blended olio nuovo, parsley

 

SECONDI

branzino siciliana with enrico's herbs

cherry tomatoes, fennel, capers, & celery 

smashed fingerling potatoes

gianfranco becchina olio verde

 

DOLCI

natale biscotti: christmas cookies

cuccidati: fig, date, almond & honey filled cookies

jam filled almond cookies 

vanilla gelato & tangerine sorbetti

 

cannoli

 bellwether ricotta, modica chocolate

bronte red pistachios

maria grammatico’s candied orange

Wine pairings will be offered along with Mixologist Clare Ward’s

Italian-inspired specialty cocktails – Santa Lucia, Babbo Natale and Midnight Fire, 

to complement the holiday feast.

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE

5pm to 10pm, - A Taste of Emilia Romagna

specials in addition to our regular menu

MENU

ANTIPASTI

zuppa de castagna - chestnut soup

inspired by da amerigo,

our favorite restaurant in the bologna hills

roasted pumpkin, celeriac, chanterelle mushroom, romagna oil

 

parmigiano reggiano

from antica corte pallavincia near parma

25-year villa bianca balsamico di modena

 

erbazzone

a savory pie with winter greens

 

PRIMI

wild mushroom lasagna

porcini, chanterelle, & signora mushrooms 

goat cheese, fonduta & black truffle cheese 

 

tagliatelle

duck ragu bianca & parmigiano-reggiano

 

lentil ragu with braised greens

house pork sausage

(traditional for good luck in the new year)

 

DOLCI

zuppa inglese

vanilla & chocolate pastry cream

amaro soaked sponge cake

 

Franciacorta and wine pairings from the

Emilia Romagna region will be offered along with

Mixologist Clare Ward's specialty cocktails.

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