Food, Food Artisans

An Evening in Sicily (via Dexter)

Cornman Farms Presents a Very Special Dinner

Sicily dinner photo

You won’t want to miss this event. Our friend, Gioacchino Passalaqua, an Italian artisanal food exporter and native Sicilian who co-leads the Sicily Food Tour with Zingerman’s Food Tours is coming to town Friday, January 8th, 7pm, and he’s bringing one of Sicily’s top chefs with him. Claudio Ruta is a Michelin star recipient for his restaurant La Fenice in the Villa Carlotta Hotel in Ragusa, Sicily. The area is renowned for its bounty of amazing foods, and Claudio is bringing many of those signature flavors along with him for a very special dinner at Cornman Farms in Dexter. With the assistance of Gioacchino—an accomplished cook and sommelier in his own right—Claudio will be preparing a menu with wine pairings that showcases the amazing foods of Sicily.

– Eggplant and capers escabeche with calamari, fleur de sel chocolate from Modica and porcini mushroom powder
– Fresh mackerel fillet with crunchy, crumbly pecan nuts
– Potato cream milk shaked with king crab salad and Lampong black pepper

First course
– Risotto with orange peel, hazelnuts and scallop petals with raw extra virgin olive oil and fig melassa

Second course
– Seared swordfish tartare with wild fennel pesto, tomato and anchovies mayonnaise

– Couscous with hazelnuts crumbly nougat, sundried figs, Cinnamon chocolate from Modica and Passito wine sauce

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Please join us!