Our traditional Sunday “Half-priced Bottle Day” is extended for Memorial Day

Wine List*On Memorial Day, we are extending our Sunday special*

At Eolo, our Sicilian-focused wine list has won a Wine Spectator award for five consecutive years. We are committed to offering wines from numerous Sicilian producers, representing all Sicilian varietals and wine categories. Every Sunday, we offer a selection of bottles on our list (normally priced at $50 or more) at half-price.

No food purchase is necessary.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Eolo – Sunday, May 8th 2016

Enjoy a three course menu….with optional wine pairings for each course 

$39 for person (not including beverages, tax or gratuity)

ANTIPASTI
 Tartar di Tonno
Tuna tartare with cauliflower panna cotta, spicy oil and sunchoke chips

or

Capesante Scottate
Seared sea scallops with beet risotto, burrata, shallots and pickled carrots

or

Insalata di barbabietole arrostite 
Roasted beets, burrata, avocado, radish, mache and a red wine vinaigrette

or

Melanzane alla griglia
Grilled eggplant ‘carpaccio’ with lemon zest, mint, pine nut cream and ricotta cheese

MAIN COURSES

Spaghetti di Mare
Homemade chitarra spaghetti with clams, shrimps and swordfish in light cherry tomato sauce

or

Risotto ai funghi
Carnaroli rice with wild mushroom, ricotta salata and truffle oil

or

Pappardelle al ragù di agnello (add $4)
Homemade spinach papardelle with lamb ragù, grapes, olives and golden raisins

or

Uova al forno
Baked farm organic eggs with tomato sauce, herbs & parmigiano

or

Branzino alla griglia
Grilled black seabass with broccoli rabe puree and roasted potatoes

or

Anatra e polenta (add $6)
Seared duck breast with polenta, snap peas, lavender and a red wine reduction

or

Rana pescatrice scottata (add $5)
Seared monkfish with bell pepper sauce and grilled fennel

DOLCI

Declinazione al caramello
Caramel mousse, almonds, milk chocolate caramel and cocoa sauce

or

Sfinci
Ricotta doughnuts filled with pastry cream, served with melted white chocolate

or

Millefoglie con crema alla vaniglia
Caramel puff pastry, with vanilla cream and fresh fruit

$39 for person (not including beverages, tax or gratuity)

Next Sunday, December 13th – Santa Lucia Festival at EOLO

Santa Lucia
Please join us at Eolo along with Experience SicilyVilla Palagonia music duo, and Gelsomino Imports, on Sunday, December 13th, from 3pm to 6pm, for a very special event honoring Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy), the patron saint of light, eyes, sight, and wheat.

 

We’ll enjoy live Sicilian folk music, unlimited traditional dishes, including cuccìa and arancine, and wine from the heart of Sicily crafted by Feudo Montoni, as well as a presentation about the cult of Santa Lucia.

Gelsomino Imports will have unique gift baskets filled with artisanal products from Sicily, so while you’re enjoying the feast, you can also purchase your holiday gifts.
Call Eolo to secure your reservation: 646-225-6606
$75 per person includes unlimited food, wine, live music, and a discussion/presentation about the saint, as well as taxes, and gratuity.
IMG_20151204_004409The Feast of Santa Lucia

In the days leading up to the Feast of Santa Lucia, December 13, many Sicilians refrain from eating pasta and only eat un-ground wheat grain, or “farro,” that is prepared as a dish called cuccìa. Devotees observe this ritual to remember the severe famine that struck Siracusa and Palermo in 1646.

During that time of Spanish domination, the faithful prayed to their patron saint, Lucia, seeking relief. Finally in May during a mass, a squawking quail flew into the duomo in Ortigia (the name “Ortigia” comes from the Ancient Greek word “ortyx,” which means quail). At the same moment, a messenger entered the church announcing that ships had arrived carrying wheat grain. All hailed it a miracle, attributing the relief to Santa Lucia having answered their prayers.

Although Santa Lucia lived and died in Siracusa, after a series of thefts and deals over the centuries, her body was divided up, and parts of it, known as relics, have been moved around Europe and the Mediterranean. A significant amount of them are under the auspices of the Church of San Geremia in Venice. Devotees of saints throughout the world consider such body parts the sacred link to their patron, and they venerate them fanatically. By fervent request, in recent years, the Church of San Geremia has agreed, every ten years, to return their relics of Santa Lucia to Siracusa for one week during her feast period. December 2014 marked the return of the relics, which were processed throughout the streets of Ortigia (Siracusa) along with the priceless silver statue of the saint. Needless to say, such an event is a big deal to devotees. Currently, there is discussion between the monsignor in Venice and the Archbishop of Siracusa to return the saint’s remains to the duomo in Ortigia permanently.