Saint Joseph’s Day in New York City

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Allison Scola, Owner and Curator of Experience Sicily with Gaspare Cammarata the curator of the Museum of Ritual Bread in Salemi, Sicily

I’m very excited to be hosting two events in New York City that truly show Sicily’s profound culture and celebrate the vitality of life-giving bread. Please join me!

Saint Joseph’s Day Hands-on Bread Making Workshop

Save the date: Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Cacio e Vino, 80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

Cost: $45 (Children 5-12 years old; $25)

Register at: To come!

Those who love making crafts and cooking will relish an afternoon of socializing and creating beauty with dough. Join us for ritual bread making for St. Joseph’s Day or La Festa di San Giuseppe, one of Sicily’s most important feasts.wp-1486881015766.jpg

During the family-friendly afternoon, you’ll learn about Sicily’s traditional St. Joseph’s Day altars and the folklore related to the feast. You’ll make your own bread loaves, like those pictured, and at the end of the session, you’ll bring home the loaves you made, which you are invited to bring back and display on the altar we’ll build for the feast celebration, also at Cacio e Vino, on Sunday, March 18.

The ticket cost pays for the supplies for making the bread loaves as well as refreshments.

Registration details to come!


Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with a Prix-fixe Lunch

Save the Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Cacio e Vino, 80 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

Cost: $60/person

Join us to celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe or Saint Joseph’s Day!

Reserve your seats today at: Registration details to follow

San Giuseppe, or Saint Joseph, is perhaps the most venerated saint south of Rome.
In the 10th century, a drought caused a severe famine. Devotees of Saint Joseph prayed to him to bring rain, and in return, they promised to hold a feast in his honor. Rain and recovery from hunger did come, and since then, the ritual-feast of Saint Joseph has been practiced.

The prix-fixe menu for the afternoon includes a full lunch of traditional Saint Joseph’s Day dishes, wine, soda, coffee, and tax and gratuities. Raffle entry also included!

There will be a short concert of Sicilian folk songs presented by the duo Villa Palagonia and a discussion about Saint Joseph and feast traditions presented by Allison Scola of Experience Sicily.

St. Joseph’s Day Luncheon Prix-fixe Menu

Appetizer
Maccu di Fave con Crostini e Salsiccia (Fava Bean Soup with Sausage on Crostini Bread)
Caponata di Palermo con Panelle (Sweet and sour eggplant chutney with chickpea fritters)

Choice of Pasta
Bucatini con Sarde
(Bucatini pasta with Fresh Sardines, Pine Nuts, Fennel, Raisins & Toasted Breadcrumbs)

Penne al Cavolfiore
(Penne pasta with cauliflower, raisins, and pine nuts “Arriminata”)

Main Course
Involtini di Pollo alla Siciliana (Sicilian Style Rolled Chicken with breadcrumbs, raisins, and pecorino cheese)
Salmone con Capperi, Pomodori e Olive Verdi (Salmon with Capers, Tomatoes & Green Olives)

Dessert
Sfingi di San Giuseppe con Ricotta e Vanilla Cream
(Sicilian zeppole with cream)

To Drink
2 glasses of wine or soda and coffee

Tax & Gratuity are also included.

Reserve your seats today at: Registration details to follow