Sicilian Events with Fabrizia Lanza
Monday, May 11, 6:30 p.m., Italian Cultural Institute (425 Washington near Battery): screening of Lanza's short documentary film The Bread Altars of St. Joseph's Day, an interview by noted local cookbook author Carol Field, and light refreshments. Free, but reservations required; call the Institute at 788-7142 to RSVP.
Tuesday, May 12, Chez Panisse (1517 Shattuck near Vine, Berkeley): four-course Sicilian dinner with Regaleali wines, $125 including wine before service charge and tax. The menu:
- Fritto misto including panelle (chickpea fritters) and wild fennel polpettine (meatball), Regaleali Rose
- Bucatini con le sarde (thick spaghetti with sardine sauce), Regaleali Nozzo d'Oro
- Spezzatine di agnello (lamb stew) with artichokes and green salad, Regaleali Rosso del Conto
- Cassatta alla Siciliana (ricotta trifle) and sfince (beignets) with honey, Tasca d'Almerita Diamante