Past Meetup

Giusto Priola: Pastry-chef: Demonstration and Dinner

Hosted by New York City's Sicilian Food, Wine & Travel Group

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As of Nov. 15th, I have the Menu and Price. (scroll down). As of Oct. 28th!(2:50 PM). I just spoke with Giusto and told him the preference dates sent in by the membership. He agrees to have the Meetup on Tuesday, November 27th.

Giusto (owner of Cacio e Vino is also a pastry-chef). He will demonstrate for us how a CASSATA CAKE is made. At the end of the dinner we will have a CASSATA dessert that he will have made earlier!

CMN Video: Making a Sicilian Cassata - YouTube (

The dinner will be price-fixed [$60] with wine, gratuity and tax all included.



1st course

Baccala meatball

with onion, pine nuts, raisins, and light tomato sauce

Eggplant roll

stuffed with bread crumbs, pine nuts, raisins, basil, pecorino cheese, tomato sause

Grillo ’09, Fatascia (White)

2nd course

Spaghetti "alla trapanese”

fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and almonds

Aneletti “alla palermitana”

beef ragu, peas eggplant, basil and pecorino

Nero d’Avola ‘11, Cataldo (Red)

3rd course

Pork skewer

Bread crumbs, pine nuts, raisins, Sicilian Primosale cheese, with roasted potatoes and spinach

Pietragavina, ’06 Perricone


La Cassata Siciliana