Father's Day Menu

Father's Day Menu

Crostata al Cioccolato

Velvety chocolate pie with whipped cream

Sicilian Ricotta Tiramisu

Vanilla Cake soaked in Kimbo espresso with Italian ricotta and espresso filling

Cappuccino Mousse Cake

Vanilla mousse, Espresso Mousse and vanilla cake soaked in Kimbo espresso

Coconut Nuvole

House-made brioche filled with a coconut cream

MOTHER'S DAY

MOTHER'S DAY

Torta Primavera

coconut buttercream, vanilla cake, apricot jam ribbon and flambéed pineapple

Frutti Rossi

Italian sponge cake, vanilla pastry cream with fresh strawberries, finished with whipped cream rosettes

Individual Sicilian Spiced Chocolate Heart Cake

Mother’s Day Royal Icing Cookies

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

white or dark chocolate

Passover & Easter Menu

Passover & Easter Menu

Torta Rustica Sicilian rustic savory pie baked with Russello flour filled with ricotta, mozzarella, fontina, ham, spinach, roasted red peppers

Pastiera Napoletana our favorite Neapolitan Easter grain pie baked with Italian ricotta, cooked grain and candied oranges

Pane Di Pasqua sweet Easter egg bread baked with ancient grain Rusello flour, anise seeds and colored eggs

Colomba Pasquale traditional sweet bread in the shape of a dove

Limoncello Di Capri lemon buttercream with vanilla cake, lemon marmalade, lemon white chocolate ganache

Cassata Siciliana famous Sicilian cake with sheep’s ricotta, sponge cake soaked in rum syrup, candied oranges

Cassateddi Siciliane classis southern Sicilian dessert baked with sheep’s ricotta, chocolate chips and cinnamon (bite size)

Chocolate Easter Eggs small or large milk or dark chocolate eggs

Flourless Caprese Al Limone rustic flourless lemon, almond and white chocolate cake

Flourless Italian Macaroons coconut orange, pistachio, or almond

PURIM

PURIM

The jolly festival of Purim is celebrated every year. Purim 2019 begins on Wednesday night, March 20, and continues through Thursday, March 21. We are celebrating Purim following the recipes of the first Italian Ghetto bakeries in Rome, Florence and Siena.

Hamantaschen Cookies (Tasche di Haman)

Filled with House-Made jams including

Raspberry, Apricot,

and poppy seed

Ricciarelli di Siena

Flourless Almond cookies and candied orange peel

Haman’ s hears ( Orecchie di Haman)

Fried pastries dusted with sugar

SAN GIUSEPPE DAY

SAN GIUSEPPE DAY

In Italy, this day has special significance for Sicilians, who attribute help from St. Joseph for saving them from a serious drought in the Middle Ages.

San Giuseppe Flavors

Vanilla Pastry Cream

topped with an Italian Amarena cherry

Italian Ricotta

topped with a candied orange peel

Zeppole Flavors

Lemon Pastry Cream

Chocolate Pastry Cream

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

House-baked Irish Soda Bread

Cakes, Pastries and cookies decorated in the Green fashion

Shamrock green sprinkle cookies

VALENTINE'S DAY

VALENTINE'S DAY

Sera Dell’ Amore

Antipasto Siciliano:

Caponata di verdure, scacce siciliane, arancino al ragu’, Italian bruschetta served with Italian-style grissini and Sicilian Focaccia

House-Made Sicilian Ravioli al Ragu

House-Made Cavati all Norma

Arance e Finocchio Salad with Arugula

Caldo, Freddo e Piccante:

Fried sweet ravioli served with cinnamon gelato with honey and spiced chocolate drizzle

Served with your choice of coffee, espresso, tea, cappuccino, latte, Pellegrino or Aqua Panna

This is about the Sicilian flour...it comes from the middle of Sicily 50 miles away from the town where I come from...we actually use this flour for the pizza and for the V.DAY will be in the bread, focaccia, ravioli(sweet and savory), grissini and cavati!

And my natural yeast will improve the taste of this flour too!

More information for your curiosity:

-in the Southern regions of Sicily we use to fill the savory ravioli with sweet ricotta, not as much as a dessert but still sweet.

-the ricotta in the ravioli both sweet and savory will be always the Sicilian one

-the caponata is called "in agrodolce" which means sweet and sour since a little bit of sugar is used and red wine vinegar.

-the scacce is one of the oldest and most typical Sicilian food but always in the Southern regions.


The Russello wheat is a centuries-old wheat, which was widespread in Sicily before the Second World War and which is now being rediscovered by some companies attentive to the territory, the environment, traditions and health related to food.

It is a variety that has a reduced production and does not require large quantities of nitrogen compared to more modern and productive cultivars, but which allows to prepare hard-to-eat bread with great digestibility and able to last for many days.

The Russello wheat flour is also excellent for the preparation of sweet and savory baked goods and for pasta.

But why choose ancient grain flours for your table? here are some (good) reasons:

1) They are not genetically modified in any way

Reason for which they have a very minor yield. They are not processed at an intensive level and this also determines a higher sales price, but with a healthier and more genuine product.

2) They are rougher, less refined

They are processed with stone milling: the flour that is produced is therefore much less refined than that produced with modern grain. Compared to 0 or 00 flour, the nutritional properties present in the grain are much more conserved.

3) They have less gluten

The modifications of the modern grain meant that it became much richer in gluten. The ancient grains, vice versa, maintain a more balanced relationship between the presence of starch and the presence of gluten, containing a smaller percentage.

4) They are more digestible

The lower presence of gluten makes the flour much lighter, digestible and assailable. Ancient grains are suitable for all types of preparation and are also excellent for supplementing children.

5) Avoid the development of intolerances

The sensitivity to gluten that is found more frequently in recent years, is probably due to an excessive consumption of the modern wheat rich in immense amounts of gluten. The advantage of using ancient grains away, the possibility of developing this type of intolerance.

6) They are more good and precious

The ancient grains have nuances of smells and tastes that the modern wheat has completely lost. If you make bread at home with a flour made from an old wheat (better if using sourdough as natural yeast) you will realize the difference.

7) Small producers are helped

The rediscovery of ancient grains is mainly due to the small farmers who fight against the competition of the big market every day and still choose to produce quality grains, even if this is not always convenient for them. This is why they should be helped by buying their products.

8) Historical and cultural value

Along with the value of biodiversity, their historical and cultural value is equally important. To be protected, so as not to lose the richness of our traditions.

THE BIG GAME

THE BIG GAME

Score with L’Arte during The Big Game

February 3, 2019

Sicilian Pizza

Stone-Ground Ancient Grain Pizza Dough with Marinara Sauce, Fontina, and Italian Herbs

Torta Rustica

Ham, Mozzarella, Fontina, Artichokes and Green Olives

Football-Style Eclairs

(1) Vanilla Pastry Cream and Dark Chocolate

(2) Chocolate Pastry Cream and White Chocolate

(3) Tiramisu and Milk Chocolate

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake 7” $30 / 10” $48

With Candied Cranberries

Traditional Yule Log $36

Rich Chocolate Cake with Chestnut Cream Filling with Chocolate Whipped Cream

Italian Yule Log $36

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla & Chocolate Cream Filling with Whipped Cream

Candy Cane Buttercream Cake $32

Devil’s Food cake with Peppermint Buttercream

Santa’s Milk & Cookies Cake $32

Vanilla Cake with cream sauce, Cinnamon Roll Filling and Sugar Cookies

4” Elf on a Shelf Vanilla Buttercream Cake $20

4” Reindeer Chocolate Buttercream Cake $20

Panettone Farcito $40

Panettone Layer Cake with your choice of filling 1)Tiramisu 2)Italian Ricotta and Pistachio Pastry Cream 3) Lemon and Orange Pastry Cream

House-Made Italian Panettone $32

Available in Traditional or Chocolate

Parker House Rolls $8 per dozen

Also choose from our delicious pastries, cakes, breads and cookies!

THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

Pumpkin Cheesecake

4” individual $4.75 7” $32

Pumpkin Spiced Buttercream Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake, cream cheese frosting, decorated in the holiday spirit

6” $32 8” $50

Sicilian Pear & Chocolate Torte

8” pasta frolla crust, velvety chocolate filling with Caramelized Pears $36

Wild Mushroom Tart

8” $30 ¼ Sheet $45

Pancetta, Leek and Cherry Tomato Tart

8” $30 ¼ Sheet $45

Bread

Pumpkin Seeded Bread $5

Cranberry Walnut Bread $5

Parker House Rolls per dozen $8

Savory Loaves $8

Sweet Pumpkin Loaf gift wrapped $22

Pies

Small 1.5 lbs $20 Large 2.5 lbs. $28

Classic Apple

Apple Cranberry

Pecan

Apple Crumb

-OR-

Classic Pumpkin

Large $25

HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN

TRICK OR TREAT MOUSSE

Milk Chocolate Mousse with a swirl of Caramelized Pumpkin Mousse.

GHOSTS, BATS, BLACK CATS & CANDY CORN CAKES

Our classic Vanilla Buttercream Cakes decorated in the Halloween fashion.

PUMPKIN & GHOST ROYAL ICING COOKIES

Ghost and Pumpkin cookies, mini chocolate mousse bites with hauntingly delicious ghost, black cat and owl chocolates, pumpkin mousse & vanilla pastry cream puffs.

Let L’Arte haunt you with our spooky treats for Halloween!

MICHAELMAS

MICHAELMAS

BLACKBERRY BLUEBERRY PIE

Blend of blackberries and blueberries fill this delicious pie.

BLACKBERRY ITALIAN TORTE

Blackberry Jam, fresh blackberries, vanilla sponge cake, pastry cream and whipped cream.

BLACKBERRY SORBETTO

House-made blackberry sorbetto. dairy free

BLACKBERRY CINGO

Cream puff swans filled with whipped cream, fresh blackberries and blackberry jam.

ROSH HASHANAH & YOM KIPPUR

ROSH HASHANAH & YOM KIPPUR

MPAGNUCCATA SICILIANA

A honey dessert reminiscent of Neapolitan Struffoli.

HONEY ORANGE SORBETTO WITH LAVENDER

House-made sorbetto. dairy and nut free