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Il Cenone: Christmas Eve in Calabria

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Paulding & Company kitchen (Directions)
Instructor: Rosetta Costantino
Cost: $125.00


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In many countries and cultures, Christmas eve is a special celebration with special food. A typical Calabrian Christmas eve dinner is always based on seafood, and tradition requires that a total of 13 dishes must be served. We will prepare some of the dishes in class, and others will be made ahead, but you will receive recipes and lore for all the dishes on the menu. We will start with assorted appetizers that will include bottarga from Pizzo, a wonderful delicacy of tuna roe preserved with salt, which I bring back from Calabria. We will follow with pasta; swordfish rolls; a cauliflower salad; and a salad of escarole. No Christmas Eve would be complete without the traditional Christmas desserts. It will also include my favorite semifreddo, into which I have incorporated the traditional torrone candy. Buon Natale! 

Olive verdi schiacciate (Homemade cracked green olives marinated with garlic, wild fennel seeds and peperoncino)

Grispelle con acciughe (Yeasted dough fried with anchovies)

Tartine con bottarga di Pizzo (Toasted bread topped with bottarga)

Cozze gratinate (Mussels stuffed with breadcrumbs mixture)

Spaghetti con Vongole (Spaghetti with fresh clams)

Braciole di Pesce Spada con salmoriglio (Grilled swordfish rolls with breadcrumb stuffing)

Insalata di baccala e patate (Cod with potatoes, capers, lemon juice and olive oil)

Insalata di cavolfiore (Cauliflower salad)

Insalata di scarola (Green salad of escarole)

Cicirata (Deep-fried dough coated with honey)

Cannariculi (Deep-fried dough shaped like gnocchi)

Pitta ‘Mpigliata (Sweet Dough filled with nuts, raisins, cinnamon and honey shaped like roses and baked)

Semifreddo al torrone (semifreddo with almond nougat and bittersweet chocolate sauce)


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Refunds are only issued when we are notified 5 or more days prior to a class, or for classes that fill and have a waitlist. If you cancel less than 5 days, but more than 48 hours before a class, a credit towards a future class will be issued, but you must notify Paulding & Company and receive confirmation within that time frame. If you must cancel less than 48 hours before a class, you may send someone in your place. We regret that no credit can be issued for late cancellations or missed classes. Please note that some teachers have individual policies that differ, be sure to read these when you register!