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Emeril's Delmonico Hosts Exclusive Sicilian Wine Dinner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Emeril's Delmonico Hosts Exclusive Sicilian Wine Dinner

Four-course menu pairing held Aug. 16

 

NEW ORLEANS (Aug. 6, 2013) - Emeril's Delmonico restaurant is hosting an exclusive four-course wine dinner on August 16 featuring paired Sicilian wines. The Summer in Sicily dinner showcases a special menu created by chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio paired with sparkling, white and red wines and finished with an Elixir of the Seven Powers - a house-made after-dinner liqueur, or digestif. The restaurant's second owners during the early 1900s, Anthony and Marie LaFranca, were from Sicily and introduced Sicilian and Italian-style cuisine to Delmonico alongside traditional Creole New Orleans favorites. The special dinner is $70 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations may be made by calling 504-525-4937.

WHAT: A Summer in Sicily four-course Sicilian wine dinner

ANTIPASTI

Eggplant caponata crostini with almonds, sultanas, basil
Arancini - prosciutto cotto, fresh mozzarella
Pancetta wrapped scallions with black pepper, lemon zest
Murgo Metodo Classico Brut Rosé 2008

FIRST COURSE

Yellowfin tuna carpaccio with castelvetrano olives, house-made tuna soppressata, citrus, pistachio, wild fennel
Arianna Occhipinti "SP 68" Bianco 2011

SECOND COURSE

Il timballo - Berkshire pork ragu, anelletti pasta, eggplant, ricotta, picchi pacchi tomato
Arianna Occhipinti "Il Frappato" 2010

THIRD COURSE
Grilled veal involtino with house-made capocollo, pine nuts, currants, summer vegetable fritteda
Daino Gianfranco "Suber" Nero d'Avola Rosso 2008    

FOURTH COURSE
Pistachio semifreddo with dark chocolate, marsala glazed orange, candied orange zest
Elixir of the Seven Powers

WHEN:  Friday, Aug. 16
7 p.m., reception; 7:30 p.m., dinner

WHERE: Emeril's Delmonico
1300 St. Charles Ave.     

RESERVE: 504-525-4937
$70 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are required.

WEB: Menu: A Summer in Sicily
Facebook: Emeril's Delmonico
Twitter: @DelmonicoNOLA
Click to Tweet: Excited about a Sicilian #Wine 4-course Dinner @DelmonicoNOLA Aug. 16! http://bit.ly/sicilyatdels #nola #summer #Sicily

 

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About Emeril Lagasse
Chef Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 13 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando, Bethlehem, Pa. and Charlotte, N.C. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Lagasse is entering his third consecutive season on Bravo's hit food series, "Top Chef," as one of the show's main guest judges as the show travels to New Orleans for season 11. His latest show, "Emeril's Florida," premiered January 2013 on the Cooking Channel. Lagasse is the best-selling author of 18 cookbooks, the latest of which, Cooking with Power, will be released in October 2013. Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands in 2008; Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, the emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. In 2002, Lagasse established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $5.5 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast.

About Emeril's Delmonico
Emeril's Delmonico is an 118-year-old restaurant located on the famed St. Charles Avenue streetcar line in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. The restaurant first opened as Delmonico in 1895 by Anthony Commander, the younger brother of Emile Commander, who opened a saloon called Commander's Palace in 1880. The restaurant's second owners, Anthony and Marie LaFranca from Sicily, introduced Sicilian and Italian-style cuisine alongside traditional Creole New Orleans favorites. Chef Emeril Lagasse bought and reopened the historic restaurant in 1998 after an extensive renovation, paying homage to its classic, grand setting and original menus. Today, the kitchen is led by chef de cuisine Anthony Scanio, who infuses his love of Italian and Sicilian influences into the modern Creole palate. The restaurant features an ever changing in-house charcuterie program, a homemade liqueur program, and on-site dry-aged steaks, in addition to its revived classic New Orleans dishes. Emeril's Delmonico is open for dinner Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 6-10 p.m. The bar opens at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. To make a reservation, call 504-525-4937 or visit emerilsrestaurants.com.