“I’m not a chef, I’m Italian”- David Rocco

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Magic & Pasta" and "Bar Eolo" present A St. Joseph's Day Celebration, March 16th NYC

After the success of my sold out Venetian Carnevale Celebration, I am very excited to announce my next event...

Magic & Pasta is thrilled to be collaborating with Melissa Muller Daka, proprietress of Bar Eolo and Pastai, both in Chelsea, New York City. We will be co-hosting "A Saint Joseph’s Day Celebration" on March 16 at Bar Eolo.
To make reservations, please click HERE or call 646-225-6606.

Experience St. Joseph's Day in the Sicilian Tradition at Bar Eolo: Sicilian Kitchen & Wines

Sunday, March 16th, 2014 3pm to 5:30pm


$75 per person (all-inclusive of tax and gratuity) includes the following:

~ an elaborate buffet (setup as St. Joseph’s day altar) with multiple cold and hot vegetarian dishes and breads. Items will also be available for our vegan & gluten-intolerant guests. In keeping with St. Joseph’s Day, a three-tier altar, representing the holy trinity, will be decorated with flowers, limes, candles, wine, fava beans, statues, specially prepared cakes, breads, and cookies as well as other meatless dishes (because the feast occurs during Lent). Because St. Joseph was a carpenter, foods will be served containing bread crumbs to symbolize saw dust.

~ passed around mini hor d’oeuvres – served when guests first arrive

~ sfinci di ricotta, cookies and other St. Joseph’s day sweets passed towards the end of the event 

~ live musical entertainment

~ 2 1/2 hour open bar with a selection of Stemmari's Feudo Arancio white and red Sicilian wines, as well as soft drinks.
All other beverages are charged by consumption. After open bar period, any drinks will be charged by consumption.

A note from Melissa, Bar Eolo’s founder: 

“This is the first year that my grandmother will not be present to celebrate this feast day with us by preparing her special breads and cookies. While I routinely cook special dishes at Bar Eolo for this holiday, this year, I felt compelled to partake in this unique event, prepared in a traditional Sicilian fashion, to honor my grandmother Francesca's memory.” 

In regards to her collaboration with Caroline Chirichella, Melissa says,
“I’m so impressed with Caroline’s creativity and ingenuity in planning unique food events,  that I’m thrilled to team up with her in what I hope will be the first of many events we organize together.”

Note that in case you cannot make our March 16th feast, Bar Eolo will be running St. Joseph’s specials until the actual holiday on Wednesday, March 19th.  

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