Festa di Santa Lucia

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Join Experience Sicily in cooperation with Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen and Gelsomino Imports, LLC to celebrate the Feast of Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy) on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

LA FESTA DI SANTA LUCIA 2015

When: Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
What: Feast, short folk music concert, presentation about Santa Lucia, purchase gift baskets from Gelsomino Imports, LLC
Where: Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen, 190 Seventh Avenue, between 21st and 22nd Street, New York, NY
Price: $75/person, includes unlimited food, wine, entertainment, tax, and gratuity

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

Call Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen to secure your reservation:
646-225-6606


MENU

Menu will include Palermitane arancine (rice balls), three types of cuccìa (farro/wheat berry recipes, both savory and sweet), and much more.

Unlimited Sicilian wine will be Perricone, Catarratto, Gillo, and Nero D’Avola from Feudo Montoni

$75/person price include unlimited food, wine, taxes, and gratuities.

THE PROGRAM

The afternoon will include a short concert of Sicilian folk songs and folk music inspired by Sicily presented by the duo Villa Palagonia music ensemble.

Allison Scola of Experience Sicily will lead a presentation about the history and cult of Santa Lucia.

Gelsomino Imports will have unique gift baskets filled with artisanal products from Sicily, so while you’re enjoying the feast, you can also purchase your holiday gifts.

The afternoon will include a raffle for a gift basket including artisanal products from Sicily, a gift from Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen, Villa Palagonia music duo, and Experience Sicily boutique tours & creative travel planning.

ABOUT THE FEAST OF SANTA LUCIA

In the days leading up to the Feast of Santa Lucia, December 13, many Sicilians refrain from eating pasta and only eat un-ground wheat grain, or “farro,” that is prepared as a dish called cuccìa. Devotees observe this ritual to remember the severe famine that struck Siracusa and Palermo in 1646.

During that time of Spanish domination, the faithful prayed to their patron saint, Lucia, seeking relief. Finally in May during a mass, a squawking quail flew into the duomo in Ortigia (NB, the name “Ortigia” comes from the Ancient Greek word “ortyx,” which means quail.). At the same moment, a messenger entered the church announcing that ships had arrived carrying wheat grain. All hailed it a miracle, attributing the relief to Santa Lucia having answered their prayers.

Now, annually for her feast day in December devotees process her precious silver statue through the streets and only eat cuccìa and arancine as homage to the patron saint of eyes, sight, light, and wheat.

Join us at Eolo for this special event!

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

Call Eolo Seasonal Sicilian Kitchen to secure your reservation:
646-225-6606

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