Passionate about Sicilian wine? Then you’ll want to come to ~LOCANDA DA EVA~ in Berkeley for a Sicilian wine dinner with Robert Camuto, author of Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey on Wednesday October 27th. The four-course dinner includes insalata di mare: calamari, mussels, and shrimp with lemon and pepperoncini; maccheroni with roasted eggplant, lamb sausage, herbs, tomato, and caciocavallo (prepared vegetarian upon request); swordfish with roasted peppers, celery, and castelveltrano olives; and ricotta budino with stewed figs, pistachios, saffron, and whipped cream. The menu will be paired with wines from wineries featured in Camuto’s book, including Biondi, Terre Nere, Bonavita, Graci, Riofavara, and Occhipinti.
$75 per person, including wines, plus tax and gratuity; $50 without wines. Books will be available for sale, and Camuto will be in the dining room throughout the dinner to answer questions, meet guests, and sign books. More information about Palmento is available here. Reservations strongly recommended: 510-665-9601.
Other stops on the Palmento tour include a reading and signing at Books Inc. (2251 Chestnut St.) on Monday October 25th at 6pm, and then a Sicilian dinner that night at ~A16~ (2355 Chestnut St.) at 7pm (space is limited, call 415-771-2217 for reservations).