Events / Dinner

Christmas in the Italian Countryside

Tue, December 04, 2012

8:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $130 Public Price: $170 Phone: 212.627.1111
Reservations Policy

Angelo Elia, Rickie Piper, and Sommelier Koen Kersemans
Casa D'Angelo Ristorante, Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas; Boca Raton, FL; and Fort Lauderdale, FL; and D'Angelo Pizza Wine Bar and Tapas, Oakland Park, FL

Known for his opulent, masterfully prepared Tuscan fare, Angelo Elia was just the chef to tap for a festive, Italian-inspired Christmas dinner. Along with executive chef Rickie Piper and sommelier Koen Kersemans, Elia has crafted a tantalizing menu to celebrate the holiday traditions and cuisine of the bountiful Italian countryside.

Event photos taken by Mira Zaki.


  • Hors d'Oeuvre
    • Black Cod–Mortadella Croquettes
    • Elk Tartare with White Alba Truffle Shavings and Endive Salad
    • White Anchovies, Lemon, Arugula, and Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano on Crostini
    • Tomino Cheese–Wild Mushroom Arancini
    • Ferrari Brut NV
    • Maso Canali Pinot Grigio 2010
    • Ca'marcanda Promis 2009
    • Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2007
  • Dinner
    • Pheasant–Farro Soup with Crispy Black Kale
    • Tua Rita Perlato del Bosco 2009
    • Braised Baby Octopus with San Marzano Tomato Sauce and Soft Polenta
    • J. Hofstätter Meczan Pinot Nero–Blauburgunder 2011
    • Carnaroli Risotto with Taleggio and White Alba Truffle Shavings
    • Paolo Scavino Barolo 2008
    • Duck Egg Lasagna with Lamb Ragù, Buffalo Mozzarella, and Parmigiano-Reggiano
    • Rocca di Frassinello Le Sughere di Frassinello 2006
    • Panko and Tuscan Herb–Crusted Elk Chop with Roasted Porcini–Fingerling Potato Medley
    • Orma Bolgheri 2008   
    • Chestnut–Dark Chocolate Torte with Persimmons and Bourbon–Vanilla Sauce
    • Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d'Asti 2011