Milan Duomo

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lamb

Join me and the team from Philly’s Rome-inspired restaurant Amis for a very special dinner on February 18. Chefs Brad Spence, Ned Maddock and the crew are butchering a whole lamb for the feast and beverage director Steve Wildy will be pouring amazing beer, wine and liquors from Lazio. I’ll be curating the meal and walking guests through the cultural history of lamb in Rome. Here’s what we’ll be serving:

Cazzimperio
Carrots, radish, celery, fennel, cauliflower with olive oil salt and pepper

Cervelli fritti
Breaded and fried lamb brains with lemon

Abbacchio allo Scottadito
Suckling lamb chops fried on the plancha

Crostini d’abbacchio
Lamb kababs with sage and pancetta on toast

Lamb sausage spedini

Tonnarelli with lamb livers and tomato sauce

Fettuccine with braised leg ragu

Agnello brodettato
Lamb stew with egg and lemon

Ricotta, pine nut and bitter choc tart

Citrus sorbetto with RSFP biscotti

Dinner starts at 6:30PM and costs $65 plus tax and gratuity. The optional beverage pairing is $30. Reservations are essential. To book, call 215-732-2647.

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