In Sicily the feast of St. Joseph is represented in many ways. We will explore a few of them. They have a focus on Figs and call them “Biscotti ai Fichi di San Giuseppe”. Italians celebrate Fathers Day during this time as well. So we honor all fathers on earth who provide and protect our precious children.
A structure of 7 dishes will be given for 7 is the number of completion. Being a time of fasting and a Sunday no meat will be served. Vegetables and Seafood will be the focus.
Being a Feast the seating will be arranged as one large table.
This is a time to break bread and get to know your neighbor
A LITTLE HISTORY AND LEGEND
As legends go in Sicily during a year of draught and ensued famine, people would gather and pray to St. Joseph for help. St Joseph responded by sending heavy rains and until this day Sicilians, wherever they are in the world, respond by making the St Joseph’s table full of offerings and amongst those offerings there must be the St. Josephs Fig Cookies.
THE BREAKING OF BREAD
rosemary, fennel and olive
dried mission figs and thinly sliced blood oranges which are in season and are a popular item on Sicilians tables. Green & red cabbage, gorgonzola, carrots, and roasted almonds
SICILIAN CAPONATA STEW
a favorite stew of eggplants and tomatoes over a bed of quinoa
MASHED ROASTED QUINCE & BUTTERED POTATOS
buttered seasoned roasted potato’s over mashed roasted quince
GRILLED ROASTED CAULIFLOWER
seasoned grilled and roasted cauliflower in vegetable broth
wild sole, shrimp, calamari, braised seasoned kale, with a rich béchamel,
parmesan and mozzarella cheeses
STAINT JOSEPH COOKIES
Biscotti ai Fichi di San Giuseppe
optional wine pairing
pricing not included in feast
Rifugio's will be offering 12 Feasts each one celebrating a different aspect of Italian Food. March Feast will be $65.00 plus tax. A wine pairing will be offered with the meal but not included in the pricing of the dinner.
Regaleali Bianco - White
Rosso Colosi - Red
Vin Santo Dessert Wine