The Fireplace Celebrates Sicily!
In honor of Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
The Fireplace celebrates Sicily
1743: Thomas Jefferson is born on April 13.
1787: Thomas Jefferson visits Italy.
2015: Jim visits Sicily (and becomes a little obsessed).
Wednesday April, 13th
& Thursday, April 14th – 2016
7:00PM – one seating only per night
Reservation required: 617.975.1900
TASTING MENU $60
8 courses of Sicilian traditional dishes and wines
Tagghiere i fummaggi e capunata
Assorted cheese board and caponata crostini
‘Nzalata i finocchi, aranci e alivi niuri
Shaved fennel and orange salad with a citrus vinaigrette
Pasta chi brocculi arriminati
Creamy cauliflower and pasta with toasted pine nuts and raisins
Timballo alla Siciliana
Baked pasta and ragù casserole
Meatballs poached in broth and
baked with a topping of whipped ricotta cheese
Parmigiana i piscispata
Swordfish and eggplant parmigiana
Iancu e niru
Cream puffs filled with whipped cream and
rolled in a chocolate-hazelnut cream
Parfait di mennuli
Almond semifreddo with chocolate ganache and ground pistachios
Custodi Bianco 2013
La Moresca Mascalisi 2014
Vino di Anna, Vino Rosso 2014
Vino di Anna, Jeudi “15” 2014
Pellegrino Passito di Pantelleria
*Wine & beverages not included
In collaboration with:
Thomas Jefferson introduced the first pasta maker and Parmesan cheese to Colonial America. Among the few existing recipes in his hand is one for macaroni, then a generic term for pasta. (We can also thank him for the first recipe for vanilla ice cream in the US.) He served a variation of this now all-American recipe at a White House dinner in 1802, a time when it would have been considered pretty sophisticated Italian fare.