“A Night at the Opera” at The Frog and The Peach

by artfuldiner on July 12, 2010

in Breaking News, New Jersey Event, Restaurant Event, Special Events, Wine Dinner, Wining and Dining

frog-and-peach3On Friday, August 6, 7:00 p.m., The Frog and The Peach in New Brunswick will host “A Night at the Opera” 5-course Italian wine dinner with lyric soprano Annamaria Stefanelli.


Ms. Stefanelli, who has previously appeared at Fiddleheads in Jamesburg, is a first-generation Italian-American with more than 500 performances and a long list of credits as an opera education expert. She will sing a mix of favorite arias with accompanying recorded music and spoken commentary in two sets, before and after the dessert course. Both the dinner and concert will take place in the restaurant’s garden room, which is covered in the event of rain.




Sicily: “Cavelleria Rusticana” Pietro Mascagni

Tuna Carpaccio, Sicilian Olives, Orange, Shaved Bottarga

Wine: Curatolo, “Mulinea” Insolia, Sicily, 2008


Venice: “Otello” Giuseppe Verdi

Risotto al Nero, Squid, Razor Clams, Parsley

Wine: Russiz Superiore, Friulano, Collio, 2007


Florence: “Gianni Schicchi” Giacomo Puccini

Eggplant & Heirloom Tomato Tart, Prosciutto Crust, Tuscano Pecorino, Balsamic Reduction

Wine: Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale, Tuscany, 2006


Rome: “Tosca” Giacomo Puccini

Colorado Lamb Short Ribs, Borlotti Beans, Charred Baby Fennel, Rosemary Lamb Jus

Wine: Montiano, Falesco, Lazio, 2006


Naples: Neapolitan Songs, Various

Pistachio Spumoni, Pizzelle Cone

Wine: Villa Massa Limoncello


The cost of the 5-course Italian wine dinner is $125.00 per person (plus tax & gratuity). For more information, or to make reservations, please call general manager Jim Mullen at (732) 846-3216, ext. 0.


Bon Appétit!



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