During this time of the year, it seems the whole world is throwing down to Carnival. From New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro to Germany (yes, Germany!), there’s a lot of partying going on. Not to be left out of a good time, Italy is no exception to this rule. That’s why Ecco is launching its super-successful Sunday Share communal dinner series on March 11 with the theme “Venetian Carnevale.”
These unique family-style dinners are a great way to gather with your friends and neighbors to break a little bread. Literally and figuratively. And trust me when I say as someone who has attended several, there is no shortage of food here. Executive Chef Craig Richards and his culinary team just keep bringing out course after course until you don’t think you can eat another bite. And then dessert comes out. It’s a serious food-a-thon and well worth the cost of only $35/person (including tax; excluding gratuity and alcohol).
The decadent “Venetian Carnevale” menu will include:
- Whipped Venetian baccala with grilled polenta and roasted radicchio
- Squid and Georgia shrimp salad with asparagus ribbons and lemon
- Brasstown beef carpaccio with artichoke, Grana Padano, celery and arugula
- Risi e Bisi—rice and peas with pancetta
- Squid ink risotto with roasted Vidalia spring onions
- Housemade bigoli pasta with anchvovies
- Wood-roasted monkfish with sweet and sour onions, pine nuts and raisins
- Polenta with asiago
- Frappe—Venetian Carnevale fritters
So don’t miss this invitation. Wear a fun Carnival mask if you’re feeling it; we won’t mind. But here’s the thing: There are only 35 seats available and we’ve got quite a few regulars who never miss it. I mean, NEVER. So, my advice? Go online and purchase your tickets today. Now. This is one party you don’t want to miss.