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Italian Christmas Eve Menu - How to Pair Wines?

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Italian Christmas Eve Menu - How to Pair Wines?

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RightSideUp | | Dec 20, 2011 08:09 PM

What would Chowhounds do? That is, how would you navigate this menu?

Antipasti
Shrimp Cocktail w/ cocktail sauce
Stone Crabs w/ mustard sauce
Baccala Fritto | fried codfish
Gordone Fritto | fried artichoke stems
Baccala con pimento de olive nero | codfish with red pepper, fennel & black olives
Oysters Rockefeller | on the half shell w/ spinach, sour cream & caviar
Smelts | whole sardines

Primo
Spaghetti con Granchio Blu Pomodoro (Blue Crab Sauce)

Il Secondi
Chilean Sea Bass w/ garlic parmesan crust
Veal Parmesan (for a non-fish eater - wine pairing not necessary)

Contorno (sides)
Caprese Salad | ripe tomato, buffalo mozzarella and garden fresh basil
Broccoli Rabbe w/ garlic & pepperoncini
Fish Salad | scungilli, calamari, shrimp & octopus
Ciabatta w/ homemade garlic confit w/ thyme, red chiles and olive oil | aged three months

Dolci
Polenta Pound Cake w/ vanilla mascarpone & rosemary syrup
Struffili | Pinoli | Persimmons & Fennel | Roasted Chestnuts | Fresh Fruit

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