Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Prix-Fixe at Eolo

Sunday May 13, 2012

Along with our regular menu, Eolo will be offering 

a special holiday prix-fixe menu at lunch.

$38 per person (not including tax or gratuity)

 

First Course

your choice of: 

Zuppa d’Ortaggi

Cup of Potato & Asparagus Puree with Fava Beans, 

Peas, Asparagus, & Basil Pesto

or

‘Nsalata del Contadinu

Radicchio & Corn Salad with Roasted Beets, Asparagus, 

& Goat Cheese rolled in Dried Herbs

or

Purpu cu Patate

Charred Octopus with Crispy Potatoes, Chickpeas, 

Pickled Onions, and Arugula Pesto

or

Bruschetta cu Ricotta

Grilled Bread with House-made Ricotta and Spicy Honey 

dusted with Pistachios

Second Course

your choice of:

Pappardelle al Cacao

Cocoa Pappardelle with a Braised Rabbit Ragu 

Cherry Tomatoes & Thyme

or

Tagliateddi al Ragù di Tonnu

House-made Tagliatelle Pasta with Yellowfin Tuna, 

Cherry Tomatoes, Capers, Olives & Sicilian Oregano

or

Manicotti al Fornu

Crêpes stuffed with Spinach, Mushrooms, Ricotta, baked with Béchamel, 

a Roasted Pepper-Cherry Tomato Sauce & a Pecorino Cheese Foam 

or

Cuscusu di Pisci

Almond & Saffron Couscous with Halibut, Bay Scallops, Crabmeat, 

Shrimp & Mussels in a Saffron-Tomato-Mussel Broth

or

Agneddu Brasatu

Pasture Raised Lamb with Sunchoke Puree, Asparagus Tips, 

Preserved Artichokes & Mushrooms

Dessert

your choice of:

Sfinci

Ricotta Doughnuts Filled with Orange Pastry Cream 

& a Bitter Chocolate Dipping Sauce

or

Torta di Cioccolato

Flourless Molten Chocolate Cake Served with Chocolate Orange Gelato

or

Gelato or Sorbetto

House-made Gelato or Sorbet

“Feast of the Seven Fishes” Christmas Eve at Eolo 2011

“Feast of the Seven Fishes” Christmas Eve at Eolo 2011

Vigilia di Natale 2011 “La Cena cu Setti Pisci”

 

In addition to our $58 Christmas Eve/Hanukkah prix-fixe menu, 

we will be offering a special seafood tasting menu this Christmas Eve. 

A 9 course tasting menu will include the following 7 special seafood dishes, 

a palate cleanser and a dessert sampler for $80 per person (not including tax and gratuity). 

The dishes on the tasting menu will also be available as special dishes à la carte. 

The tasting menu is only available if all guests at a table opt for the menu.

9 Course “Setti Pisci” Christmas Eve

Tasting Menu  $80 

or with wine pairings from some of Sicily’s most renowned

wineries to accompany each course      $160

Primu

Olive & sun-dried tomato crostino with house-smoked swordfish,

capers, black olive paste, tomatoes, scallions

Wine Pairing: Carricante, Planeta (Etna)

Secundu

Sautéed Florida rock shrimp, frisée, mâche, citrus segments, pickled fennel, blood orange vinaigrette & pomegranate

Wine Pairing: Bianco, Il Cantante (Etna)

Terzu

Yellowfin tuna tartare with roasted peppers, ginger syrup, herbed crouton, parsnip chips & Bronte pistachio cream 

Wine Pairing: Chardonnay, Tasca D’Almerita 

Quartu

Octopus marinated with mint, with radicchio & chickpeas & black- squid ink   

Wine Pairing: Rosé, Planeta (Menfi) 

Quintu

Risotto with quince & rapini in a mussel broth, with seared sea scallops & a Cerasuolo wine sauce

Wine Pairing: Nerello Mascalese, Feudo Montoni

Sestu

Raviolo with sardines, braised fennel, currants, with a wild fennel-tomato sugo & pine-nut crusted sardine filet

Wine Pairing: Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Gulfi (Noto)  

Settimu

Codfish with oven-dried tomatoes with fresh porcini in a white wine sauce, preserved artichokes & truffled potato croquettes

Wine Pairing: Etna Rosso, Girolamo Russo (Etna)

Ottavu

Palate Cleanser: Tangerine-Prosecco sorbet 

Nonu

Christmas dessert sampler

Wine Pairing:  Kaid Syrah (Late-Harvest) 

4 Course Christmas Eve 

Prix-Fixe Menu  $58  

Primu

Olive & sun-dried tomato crostino with house-smoked swordfish,

capers, black olive paste, tomatoes, scallions

or

Sautéed Florida rock shrimp, frisée, mâche, citrus segments, pickled fennel, blood orange vinaigrette & pomegranate

or

Cauliflower croquettes & panelle with a crunchy eggplant, green olive & carrot caponata

or

Roasted beet salad with pickled quince, pickled carrots, chestnut cream, frisee & pecorino pepato

or

Lamb & beef meatballs with cauliflower, caramelized onions 

& a sesame seed sauce

or

Octopus marinated with mint, with radicchio & chickpeas & black- squid ink

Secundu

Raviolo with sardines, braised fennel, currants, with a wild

fennel-tomato sugo & pine-nut crusted sardine filet

or

Risotto with quince & rapini in a mussel broth, with seared 

sea scallops & a cerasuolo wine sauce

or

Tagliatelle with a beef ragù & a Ragusano cheese foam

or

Cavatelli with a cauliflower ragù, sherry-caramelized onions, 

currants & pine nuts 

Terzu

Codfish with oven-dried tomatoes with fresh porcini in a white wine sauce, preserved artichokes & truffled potato croquettes 

or

Hangar steak with crispy potatoes & swiss chard with pine nuts & currants

or

Roasted chicken with a challah-date stuffing, sweet potato-artichoke gratin & brussels sprouts leaves

or

Risotto with quince & rapini in a mussel broth, with seared 

sea scallops & a Cerasuolo wine sauce

Quartu

Your choice of one of our signature desserts, Christmas dessert specials or Hanukkah sfinci

Join Wine-maker Alessio Planeta of Sicily’s Planeta Winery and Eolo’s Chef-Owner Melissa for an Educational Sicilian Dinner on Friday December 9th

Planeta Wine-Maker’s Dinner

Featuring Alessio Planeta, Wine-Maker of Sicily’s Renowned Planeta Winery

December 9th, 2011

Dinner to start promptly at 6pm and will finish by 8pm.

Suggested arrival time is between 5:30-5:45.

Reservations required. 

Vegetarian meal option available, but must be requested in advance. Inquire if interested in a vegan or gluten-free menu.

$110 per person includes: 4 Dinner Courses Plus an Amouse Bouche & 5 Half Glasses of Wine Paired with Each Course

4 Course Meal Includes:

An Amouse Bouche

Paired with Carricante, Planeta

A Seafood Crudo Appetizer:

~Tuna Tartare with a Ginger Syrup, Orange Zest, Roasted Peppers, with a Bronte Pistachio Paste

~Smoked Swordfish Carpaccio rolled with Arugula, with Black Olive Oil, Fried Capers & Sun-Dried Tomato Paste

~Marinated Fresh While Anchovies served with Mixed Citrus Segments, Pine Nuts, Fennel Pollen, Shaved Fennel & Frisée

Paired with “Cometa” (100% Fiano), Planeta

Vegetarian Option: Roasted Beet Salad with Pickled Quince, Chestnut Cream, Frisée, Fresh Herbs & Pecorino Pepato

A Pasta Trio:

~House-made Wild Fennel Tagliatelle with a Fresh Sardine, Tomato, Currant & Pine Nut Sauce

~Black Squid Ink Tortelli with Lobster, Crabmeat, Scallops in a Pachino Cherry Tomato-Lobster-White Wine Sauce

~ Farro Spaghetti with Sea Urchin & Tuna Bottarga

Paired with Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Planeta

Vegetarian Option: Baked Manicotti with Ricotta, Swiss Chard, Bechamel & Mushrooms

Entrée:

~Involtinu di Carni – Beef Rolls stuffed with Breadcrumbs, Ragusano Cheese, Golden Raisins & Pine Nuts, served with a Saffron & Dried Cherry Risotto & Swiss Chard

Paired with “Santa Cecilia” (100% Nero D’Avola), Planeta

Vegetarian Option: Eggplant “Sfornato” Baked with Breadcrumbs, Tomato Sauce, Cow & Sheep’s Milk Cheeses

Dessert:

A Dessert Sampler of Eolo’s Signature Desserts:

Sfinci, Cannoli, Semifreddo, Goat-cheese & Mascarpone Cheesecake with Rosemary Gelato

Paired with Moscato di Noto, Planeta

* Menu subject to minor changes based on market availability

Thanksgiving 2011 at Eolo

Join us at Eolo this Thanksgiving. 

In addition to our “Late Autumn” dinner menu, following are the Thanksgiving specials that will be available all day.  

A $58 5 Course Tasting Menu –  based on the special dishes –  is also available upon request.

 

Thanksgiving 2011 Specials

APPETIZERS 

Sfincione      6

Foccacia Bread topped with Tomato Sauce,

Mozzarella, Caramelized Onions & Radicchio

Antipasto di lu Iornu 1 for $5, 3 for $13, 6 for $25

~ Caponata & Panelle

 ~Beets, Walnuts & Goat Cheese

~ Butternut Squash, Currants & Brussel Sprouts

~ Burrata, Mushrooms & Artichoke

~Buffalo-Milk Mozzarella, Roasted Pepper Sauce, Grilled Vegetables

~Mixed Pickled Vegetables

~Swiss Chard, Grana Padano, Speck Rolls

~Broccoli Rabe, Black Olives, Pecorino Pepato

Zuppa di Cuccuzza     8

Puréed Butternut Squash Soup with Mushrooms,

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Parmesan

Pasta & Fagioli     8

White Bean Soup with Celery in a Tomato Broth with House-made Pastina,

Parmesan & Drizzled with Freshly Pressed Extra Virgin Sicilian Olive Oil

Involtinu di Pisci Spada     15

Swordfish Rolls Stuffed with Breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Currants, Pine Nuts

& Served over a Tomato Sauce with Eggplants & Wild Fennel

Calamari Fritti     13

Fried Calamari with a Yogurt-Garlic-Dill Sauce & Frisée

Fritelle di Cardoni    12

Fried Cardoon Fritters

PASTA

Lasagna al Fornu       22 

House-made Lasagna with Grilled Vegetables,

Ground Beef & Bechamel

Tagliolini Neri cu Alagusta       14/28 

House-made Black Squid Ink Tagliolini with Lobster, Scallops & Crabmeat

in a Cherry Tomato-Lobster-White Wine Sauce

Pappardeddi al Castagne cu Ragù d’Agneddu       13/26 

House-made Chestnut Flour Pappardelle with a Braised Lamb Ragù

ENTREES

Coda di Bue cu Brioche      33

Braied Oxtail layered with Red and Yellow Peppers & Brioche Dumplings

Costolette d’Agneddu       38

Grilled Lamb Chops with a Garlic Whipped Potatoes,

Butternut Squash “Caponata” & Sauteed Swiss Chard

Fagiano in Crosta       36

Boneless Pheasant with a Pastry Crust with a Sweet Potato Puree,

Roasted Chestnuts, Candied Cranberries & a Red Wine-Cocoa Sauce

Menu Subject to Change, Depending on Market Availability

DESSERTS

Torta di Pinoli      11

Pine Nut Tart served with Smoked Chocolate Chip Gelato

Crostata di Pira      10

Spiced Pear Tart served with Vanilla Gelato and Sesame Brittle

Fritelle di Cucuzza      10

Pumpkin Fritters with Cinnamon & Rosemary, drizzled with Honey

& filled with a Golden Raisin Filling