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From an email:
“Chef Fabio Trabbochi’s Italian Passover Seder at Fiola from Saturday, April 23rd to Friday, April 29th.
The Seder celebrates Italy’s Jewish communities, particularly in the regions of Marche and Lazio (where he grew up), that were isolated from those in the rest of Europe. As a result, these communities developed a unique style of cooking, incorporating distinctly Italian culinary traditions. Chef Fabio will showcase these culinary customs in this Passover menu, with his own Fiola twist.
Dishes include Carciofi alla Giudia, which are fried baby artichokes with a salad of shaved raw artichokes, fresh herbs and squash blossoms; Acquerello Risotto, with lightly grilled Spanish branzino, roasted San Marzano tomatoes, and Sicilian Olio Verde; and Macedonia di Fragole for dessert, which are macerated strawberries served with Tuscan almond ricciarelli cookies. These almond cookies were a mainstay in medieval Middle Eastern cultures; when the Jewish people fled Spain, they brought their sweets with them. The cookies spread through the Italy via Sicily and Venice and evolved into these almond cookies made with almond paste, sugar, and beaten egg whites.
Please find the full menu: Fiola Italian Passover Seder 2016
Guests can make reservations online or via phone: (202) 628-2888″