Valentine’s Day is often be the most chaotic dining day of the year.This year beat the rush, and do something truly unique, by joining us on Wednesday Feb. 12th at 6:30 for an Opera Night Gala Performance devoted to, what else?, “Amore”.
Opera is arguably the most romantic of all musical forms, and the performers of Opera-On-Tap http://www.operaontap.org/boston/ are planning to pull out all of the stops to set the perfect mood for this special evening. The Boston-based ensemble of professional singers and musicians has headlined all of Stellina’s recent operatic events, always to enthusiastic acclaim.
In between the musical sets a four-course meal will be served. The focus of the dinner will be the hot-blooded cuisine of Sicily. Sicilian food combines so many different influences, from their earliest contacts with the Greeks, the influx of North Africans and their use of aromatic spices and citrus fruits, to the Romans and the French who ruled Sicily for so many years.
Our gala menu will include an appetizer, a pasta course, a choice of seafood or meat entree and a dessert suitable to the occasion. As always we will be happy to accommodate vegetarians.
We’ll start with a colorful winter salad of blood oranges, red onion, arugula and grilled shrimp. Then on to an un-traditional version of Eggplant Involtini, with thin slices of grilled eggplant stuffed with mozzarella cheese and homemade spaghetti.
For an entree choose between two classics: Sicilian Swordfish Pie with a citrus crust, or Braised Lamb Shank Agrodolce.
And for dessert we’ll offer one of the most unusual recipes in the Italian canon: individually portioned, frosted pastries known as Minni di Sant’Agate, or Saint Agatha’s Nipples.
Cost of this event is $60 per person, which includes all food and entertainment. Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.
Reservations are required. Call us at 617-924-9475 or go to our website’s reservation page.
Happy Valentine’s Day