Events

St. Joseph's Day Hands-On Bread Making Workshop

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Cacio e Vino, 80 2nd Ave, New York

Families and those who love making crafts and cooking will relish an afternoon of socializing and creating beauty with dough. Join us for ritual-bread-loaf-making in preparation for St. Joseph's Day or La Festa di San Giuseppe, one of Sicily's most important feasts that takes place annually on March 18.

During the afternoon hosted by Allison Scola of Experience Sicily at Cacio e Vino, you'll learn about Sicily's traditional St. Joseph's Day bread altars and the folklore related to the spring-equinox feast. You'll make your own bread loaves, like those pictured, and at the end of the session, you'll bring home the loaves you made, which you are invited to bring back and display on the altar we'll build for the feast celebration luncheon, also at Cacio e Vino, on Sunday, March 19. (Note: the bread loaves are not meant to be eaten, but displayed as a symbol of thanksgiving to St. Joseph for supporting us through the winter.)

Ticket costs include explanation of St. Joseph's Day bread making traditions, the supplies for making the bread loaves as well as snacks, including focaccia, salami, and cheese selections (all served family-style), a glass of wine, a cappuccino or espresso, and cookies. (Tax and gratuity are also included.)

Celebrate St. Joseph's Day in New York City with a Prix-fixe Lun

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Cacio e Vino, 80 2nd Ave, New York

Bring the whole family to celebrate St. Joseph's Day or La Festa di San Giuseppe Cacio e Vino!

San Giuseppe, or Saint Joseph, is one of the most venerated saints south of Rome. The spouse of the Virgin Mary and the guardian-father of Jesus, he is regarded as the patron saint of fathers, capenters, and those who toil for their work.

In the 10th century, a drought caused a severe famine. Devotees of Saint Joseph prayed to him to bring rain, and in return, they promised to hold a feast in his honor. Rain and recovery from hunger did come, and since then, the ritualistic feast of Saint Joseph has been celebrated.

In addition to lunch, there will be a short concert of Sicilian folk songs and folk music presented by the duo Villa Palagonia and a discussion about Saint Joseph and the feast day traditions presented by Allison Scola of Experience Sicily.

Niki Masino GelsominoImports of Gelsomino Imports, LLC will have artisanal products from Sicily for sale.

St. Joseph's Day Luncheon Prix-fixe Menu

Appetizer - Maccu con Crostini e Salsiccia (Fava Beans with Sausage on Crostino Bread) - Rianata Pizza (Onions, Anchovy, Tomato, Caciocavallo Cheese, Breadcrumbs, and Oregano)

Salad

Pasta - Bucatini con Sarde (Bucatini pasta with Fresh Sardines, Pine Nuts, Fennel, Raisins & Toasted Breadcrumbs)

Main Course - Involtini di Pollo alla Siciliana (Sicilian Style Rolled Chicken) - Salmone con Capperi, Pomodori e Olive Verdi (Salmon with Capers, Tomatoes & Green Olives)

Dessert - Sfingi di San Giuseppe con Ricotta e Vanilla Cream

To Drink 2 glasses of wine or soda and coffee

Tax and Gratuity are also included in the ticket price.