We’re thrilled to announce #SicilyinRome, a series of Sicilian food and wine events hosted in Rome by Casa Mia Tours, in collaboration with Chef Linda Sarris.
Mark your calendars: on April 2 and April 3 when Gina Tringali and Eleonora Baldwin of Casa Mia Tours, in partnership with Chef Linda Sarris, are hosting two nights of delicious Sicilian food, wine and fun, while savoring Sicilian specialties.
Hosting #SicilyinRome was made possible thanks to partnerships with Chef Linda Sarris, aka The Cheeky Chef, and Sicilian food and wine producers that share our same philosophy. We can’t wait to introduce you to them. If you’re in Rome in the first week of April, check out the program of #SicilyinRome events below:
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | Sun, Sea & Soil Aperitivo
Join us for a Sicilian aperitivo at ProLoco Trastevere on Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Three of the most important ingredients in Sicilian cooking are sun, sea, and soil. Chef Linda Sarris, our Casa Mia experience manager from Palermo, will cook up a delicious spread while we toast with natural wines to kick off #SicilyinRome.
The menu includes freshly made panelle (organic stone-milled chickpea fritters with lemon and fresh mint); fried anchovies and wild field greens; tomasini di russello (savory dough made from ancient grains filled with ricotta, sausage, and wild fennel seeds); Sicilian bruschetta topped with pesto trapanese, caper paté and sun-dried tomatoes. There will also be a tagliere featuring Sicilian cured meats and cheeses, like salami Nero Ibleo, and prized Ragusano cheese. Sicilian wine pairings and Sicilian amaro will be served. Signature cocktails will be available for purchase.
SICILIAN APERITIVO #SicilyinRome April 2, 2019 ProLoco Trastevere – Via Goffredo Mameli 23 – 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite – €25 per person, includes 2 glasses of wine, amaro and buffet.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Sicilian cooking lesson at Casa Mia
Celebrate Sicilian cuisine with Casa Mia in Rome on April 3rd, 2019. Aprons on at 6 p.m.
Thanks to the many cultures who have called this island their home, Sicily’s layered food history is filled with ingredients and cooking techniques that you don’t see in other parts of Italy.
In the kitchen, Chef Linda Sarris will teach guests about the importance of seasonal cooking with high-quality products and share her own simple recipes that you can recreate at home.
Join us for a hands-on cooking lesson at our Prati location on Wednesday April 3, 2019.
Following the lesson, guests will enjoy a dinner together paired with Sicilian wines.
The four-course menu with wine pairings will feature an antipasto of organic stone-milled chickpea fritters with lemon and parsley; a first course of organic busiate pasta made from semola di grano duro, cauliflower, passolina raisins, toasted breadcrumbs and pine nuts. Our main course will be calamari stuffed with artichokes, capers and mint. No meal is complete without dolce, and no Sicilian meal is complete without hand-made cannoli with ricotta cream and candied orange peel. Dishes will be paired with natural Sicilian wines, also poured throughout the cooking class.
SICILIAN COOKING LESSON #SicilyinRome Via Fabio Massimo 107 – Aprons on at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite – €75 per person.
Our event sponsors are:
Porta del Vento (sicilian wine from Camporeale)
www.portadelvento.it | @porta_del_vento_winery
Paesano Authentic (pomegranate amaro, artichoke amaro)
www.paesanoauthentic.com | @paesano.authentic
Azienda Agricola Biologica Di Giovanna (organic extra virgin olive oil)
www.di-giovanna.com | @digiovannawine
Molini del Ponte (chickpea & russello flour, busiate pasta)
www.molinidelponte.com | @molini_del_ponte_drago
Our event partners are:
We hope to see you there!
Eleonora Baldwin is a TV host, journalist, and culinary connoisseur based in Rome, Italy. Her writing appears in several food and travel publications. Her show “ABCheese” is broadcast on Italian food network Gambero Rosso. She loves guiding culturally curious, food-passionate travellers seeking experiences in Italy beyond the guidebook.