Italian Christmas Dinner with Chef Stefano Agostini
December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm$85
Chef Stefano Agostini, with a little help from baker Caterina Vitale, has put together a very special menu of seasonal favourites enjoyed during the Christmas season all over Italy!
In true Italian fashion, the tradition of abstaining meat on Christmas Eve has evolved over the years into a multi-course feast of elaborate fish and seafood dishes. This tradition can be seen in Stefano’s first two courses, with dishes like scallops gratin, stuffed calamari and risotto with prosecco and prawns.
On Christmas Day you won’t find turkey on the Italian dinner table – the most common secondo piatto di natale is lamb. Tonight we will enjoy a slow-roasted lamb stuffed with sausage and herbs, marinated in white wine, and served with potatoes and mushrooms.
And to finish off, our baking instructor Caterina Vitale will prepare homemade struffoli and panforte, to be served with espresso. And of course, we will serve panettone!
Antipasto misto di mare
Frittelle al baccalà in salsa verde – Cod fritters with green salsa
Canestrelli gratinati – Scallops gratin
Calamaro ripieno su polenta morbida – Polenta-stuffed squid
Risotto ai gamberoni e prosecco – Risotto with prawns and prosecco
Ravioli di zucca al burro e salvia – Homemade squash ravioli with butter and sage
Secondo & contorni
Coscia di agnello ripiena arrosto – Slow-cooked stuffed lamb
Patate al sugo d’agnello – potatoes roasted in lamb sauce
Funghi trifolati – Mixed mushrooms cooked in garlic and parsley
Dolci (by Caterina Vitale)
Housemade Struffoli – Southern Italian orange-tinged confections glared in honey and sprinkles.
Housemade panforte di Siena – Aromatic Tuscan dessert made with cocoa, almonds, candied fruit and spices
WINE / CORKAGE
A selection of Italian wine will be available for purchase during the class. If you would like to bring your own wine there is a $15 corkage fee.
- We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs – please contact us before booking
- No refunds after purchase. Exchanges permitted up to 3 days prior to the event.
- Tickets to Cucinato events are transferable