By Nina Kullmann
In about one week the Carnevale di Venezia will be celebrated at Machiavelli. The event includes magnificent costumes and masks, a special menu from Chef Gian Pietro Ferro, and a special live music program. It lasts from February 17 – 25.
During each night of the celebration, guests will be provided with premium selections from the Carnevale di Venezia menu, including starters like Insalata di Granchio alla “Veneziana,” fresh crabmeat salad with scallions, radicchio and citronette, pasta like Casunzei “Ampezzani,” a specialty of the Dolomite region of the Alps consisting of mezzaluna pasta stuffed with red beets and ricotta, coated in a butter and poppyseed sauce. Entrées include Branzino Royale con Radicchio e “Teroldego,” sautéed filet with radicchio in Teroldego wine sauce, and for dessert Fritelle Veneziana, which are traditional Venetian carnival fritters similar to American funnel cake.
Special wine selections will be offered from Tre Venezie, a cluster of wine regions in the northeastern part of Italy.
Guests are encouraged to wear luxurious medieval garb and masks which fit the style of the Venetian Carnevale. The atmosphere will be topped off by the artisan-designed décor evocative of the Italian Renaissance.
The schedule of events includes:
Friday, Feb. 17: 7 p.m.-9 p.m. piano by Thomas Osuga and violin by Sho Omagari
Late night jazz piano 10 p.m.-midnight by Joseph Charles
Saturday, Feb. 18: Jazzy Brunch from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with pianist Steve Sandberg and guitarist Roger Blanc
Dinner SOLD OUT-no available reservations after 4 p.m. & performance from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. with pianist Bob Trien and bassist Keith Mulhare
Sunday, Feb. 19: Jazzy Brunch from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with pianist Joseph Charles
7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Pianist Angela Laba
Monday, Feb. 20: A complimentary taste of DOC Veneto Prosecco will be served with dessert
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Jazz piano by Gabriel Jodorkovsky
Tuesday, Feb. 21: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Opera by New Camerata Opera with Erik Bagger, Victor Khodadad, Stan Lacy, Alexandra Lang, Scott Lindroth, Eva Parr and Julia Tang
Wednesday Feb. 22: wine tasting by “Tre Venezie” and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. music by singer/songwriter/pianist Fawn Segerson
Thursday, Feb. 23: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Vivaldi classical concert with Aurista Chamber Music and pianist Thomas Osuga, cello by Matthew Kolodzieski and violin by Sho Omagari
Friday, Feb. 24: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. piano by Thomas Osuga and violin by Sho Omagari
Late night jazz piano from 10 p.m.-midnight by Tommy Mandel
Saturday, Feb. 25: Jazzy Brunch from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. with piano by Steve Sandberg and guitar by Roger Blanc
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. pianist Bob Trien and bassist Keith Mulhare
Late Night music 10 p.m.-midnight by jazz pianist Joseph Charles
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