Le Virtu Recreating James Beard Meal On July 13th

According to a YouTube video of the event, “Chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtu headlined at the James Beard House in New York on April 21, 2011. Cicala and his team worked tirelessly for two days to prepare for this gastronomic experience, which is considered the culinary equivalent of a musician playing Carnegie Hall.” Now, Le Virtu (1927 East Passayunk Ave.) is giving you a chance to experience that same meal.

On July 13th, the feast begins with alfresco cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30PM. Cost is $100 per person and seats can be reserved by calling Le Virtu at 215.271.5626

Complete menu is below.

Hors d’Oeuvre
Porchetta Agnolotti
Scrippelle ‘mbusse — Abruzzese Crêpes in Broth
Arrosticini — Abruzzese Meat Skewers
Testina — Head Cheese
Polpettine di Capretta — Goat Meatballs
Terre Valse Cococciola 2009

Dinner
For the Table — Selected House-Cured Meats, Traditional Antipasti, and Homemade Breads

Sarde e Polipetti Grigliate con Patate, Cicoria, e Salmoriglio
Grilled Sardines and Baby Octopus with Navelli Saffron–Poached Yukon Gold Potatoes and Preserved Meyer Lemon
Cantina Frentane Pecorino 2009

Le Virtu
Minestrone with Beans, Farro, Spring Vegetables, Pasta, Meatballs, Tripe, and Testina Soffrito
Illuminati Campirosa Cerasuolo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2009

Fazzoletti al Ragù di Anatra e Manzo
Stinging Nettles Fazzoletti with Braised Wild Duck–Kobe Beef Ragù and Cave-Aged Marcelli Canestrato Pecorino
Illuminati Riaparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2008

Agnello Arrosto con Lenticchie e Vellutata di Cardi

Juniper-Smoked Lancaster County Lamb Loin with Santo Stefano Lentils and Cardoon Velouté
Illuminati Lumen 2006

Degustazione dei Dolci
A samplings of desserts by Pastry Chef Angela Ranalli
Illuminati Brut 2005


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