Sunday is “Half-priced Bottle Day” at Eolo

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. On Sundays, we offer a selection of bottles on our list (normally priced at $50 or more) at half-price. No food purchase is necessary.

Click here to view our award-winning wine list

 

Eolo’s Feast of Saint Rosalia

Santa RosaliaJoin the Eolo family on Sunday, July 17th between 4pm to 7pm for our mini-festival in honor of the Feast of Saint Rosalia. In Palermo, where Saint Rosalia (also known as “La Santuzza”) is the patron saint, a festival in her honor is held annually on July 15th. (At Eolo, to accommodate families from New York and beyond, we hold all of our cultural feasts on Sunday afternoons).

Enjoy live music by Rosa Tatuata, a Sicilian music group, led by Michela Musolino, a marvelous entertainer and leader in the realm of folk song and dance of the island. A Native of Sicily, Michela will be singing odes to Saint Rosalia. Meanwhile, Eolo will serve traditional dishes for the festival, which consist of Palermitan summer street foods, along with other Sicilian dishes.Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 3.33.44 PM

$48 per person (not including tax or gratuity) includes unlimited food, two glasses of Sicilian wine from our featured organic winery, Feudo Montoni, and a “front row” seat for the show which unfolds in the midst of our dining room.

Featured traditional street food dishes will include: 

  • sfincione (thick pizza-like bread with tomato, onions and breadcrumbs)
  • panelle (chickpea fritters)
  • crocché di patate (potato fritters)
  • babbalucci (snails)
  • la pollanca (grilled corn on the cob)
  • mini brioche with gelato (ice cream stuffed in brioche bread)
  • Additional Sicilian  dishes including salads, arancine, caponata and multiple pastas and desserts will be served. And we’ll be preparing a traditional Palermitan version of “Pasta con le sarde” with wild fennel, sardines, raisins and pine nuts.

santa rosalia palermo immagineSaint Rosalia was born in the 11th century to a noble Norman family in Palermo. As a young girl, devoted to Jesus, she fled to a grotto in the Mountain of Cammarata, where she lived for 12 years in mediation and prayer. She later moved to a cave in Monte Pellegrino, the mountain that stands tall over the city of Palermo. In the 16th century, during a devastating plague, she appeared in spirit form to a few people in Palermo and told them where on the mountain to find her relics. She urged them to carry her bones three times around the city in an procession to stop the plague, which soon after came to a full halt. Since then, Palermitans have venerated Saint Rosalia and hold an annual  festival in her honor every July. During our festival, we will provide more anecdotes about the life and story of Saint Rosalia. 

For Reservations, either call Eolo at 646.225.6606, or fill out the following form:

Sunday June 26th – A Sicilian Summer Feast

Join us this Sunday, June 26th from 3pm to 6pm for a Sicilian Summer Feast. This event is a celebration of summer with live Sicilian music and dance by Michela Musolino and her trio Rosa Tatuata, and of course, an unlimited flow of our Sicilian food. Falling two days after the feast of San Giovanni (Saint John) – celebrated throughout Sicily – the band will perform traditional music for the holiday.

Call us at 646.225.6606 to hold your spot, or fill out the reservation form below….

A Sicilian Summer V2-2

Price per person is $48, which includes unlimited food and a glass of wine from our featured Sicilian winery – Feudo Montoni di Fabio Sireci:

  • Catarratto “del Masso”2015
  • Nerello Mascalese “Rose di Adele” 2015
  • Nero D’Avola “Lagnusa 2013”
  • Perricone “del Core” 2015

The wine can be substituted for any other beverage we offer. (Sales taxes, gratuity and additional beverages are not included).

ROSA TATUATA

Screen Shot 2016-06-21 at 3.33.44 PMLove of Sicilian and Southern Italian roots music is what drives ROSA TATUATA to passionately interpret the traditions and melodies of their ancestors. Just as their name comes from Tennessee William’s beloved play about the happy, raucous collision of immigrant and American cultures; likewise ROSA TATUATA’s performance relates that indelible commingling to their beloved audience through song!

Fueled by their research into traditional instruments like the tamburo ( Sicilian frame drum), organetto, marranzano (jaw’s harp) and zampogna ( Southern Italian bag-pipes), ROSA TATUATA introduces traditional songs into different musical contexts that rhythmically mirror the comingling of Old & New World. With an enchanting mix of ballads and dance tunes, ROSA TATUATA will take your imagination to sunbathed Southern Italy and the clear, crystal-blue waters surrounding Sicliy.

See Michela Musolino, Phil Passantino, Charlie Rutan and Jeffrey Pannettieri as ROSA TATUATA at Eolo this Sunday!

 

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)

Tune in today on PBS at 2pm for PART TWO of Melissa’s food and wine tour of Sicily

Dear Friends of Eolo…..

Join Michael Colameco and Melissa Muller today for part two of their culinary tour in Sicily, where they encounter cheese makers, wine producers, chocolate artisans, fishmongers, passionate chefs and more….all unfolding in spectacular environments, where Mother Nature orchestrates in sheer perfection….View from Signum on Salina
MONTONI VINEYARD

 

 

 

 

 

Sicily is an island where the force of nature is so profound and real that an exploration of food and wine has the power to transform into a voyage of one’s soul….

To truly experience Sicily, visit not as a tourist, but as a traveller….

Watch our Feature on Real Food & Learn Chef Melissa’s Caponata Recipe

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In January, Mike Colameco’s Real Food featured our founder Melissa, Bar Eolo, and our sister restaurant, Pastai. We were so thrilled by Mike’s enthusiasm for our establishments.

Watch the PBS show now!

Click here to view…

After interviewing Melissa and learning more about the restaurants and our Sicilian-inspired cuisine, Mike demonstrated how to make eggplant caponata. Here below is Melissa’s recipe for this summertime favorite.

Sicilian Eggplant Caponata Ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Medium-sized Eggplants, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Zucchini, diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 Peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Large Onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 Celery Pieces, cut on a bias into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Pine-nuts, Toasted
  • 1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 1/2 Cups Tomato Sauce
  • Salt to Taste

Steps: Heat the frying oil in a sauté pan and sauté the eggplants until they are golden brown. Let the eggplants drain on paper towels. Then, sauté the squash, peppers, and onion separately. It is best to cook all the vegetables separately because they have different cooking times. Meanwhile in a sauce pan, bring the celery, vinegar, and sugar to a bowl. Remove the mixture from the heat when the celery pieces are still crunchy. In a large sauté pan, place the cooked eggplants, squash, peppers, onion, and the celery. Also, add the pine nuts and raisins. Turn on the heat and let the mixture cook together for about 5 minutes over a medium flame. When well heated, add the tomato sauce and cook for another 5 minutes. Then, slowly add the vinegar/sugar mixture. Do not add the liquid all at once, but rather taste for the desired flavor. The caponata should be delicately sweet and sour, but you should still taste the flavor of the vegetables, raisins and pine-nuts. Serve warm or at room temperature as a side dish or with bread for an antipasto. —- Melissa added that she also makes a winter version of caponata with cauliflower, butternut squash, root vegetables (parsnip & celeriac work nicely), raisins, pine nuts, and agrodolce (she recommends a caramelized vinegar & honey).