Feb 10 2023


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Feast of Saint Valentine

A Period Meal Inspired by Rome and All Love’s Martyrdom

According to Britannica, St. Valentine was a Roman clergyman and physician who suffered martyrdom for proclaiming his love of Christ and ministering to persecuted Christians in 270 A.D., during the violent reign of emperor Claudius II Gothicus. From the High Middle Ages, the day commemorating his death has been associated with true love’s martyrdom, and the tradition of courtly love. To “re-member” ourselves in this tradition by traveling back in time, to the Rome of Valentine’s day, and to consider what it is to love sacrificially — that is an adventure worthy of a grand feast! No wonder that Valentine’s Day has been celebrated as a festival for lovers at least since the 14th century.

The Feast of Saint Valentine will be a progressive dinner (see menu below) honoring some of the great culinary treasures of Rome, and Italian cuisine. Prepared by Magnalia Chef Josh White and his Sous Chef Edison, and served up in Semper Fi Hall by a team of the area’s most earnest waiters and waitresses, this meal promises to be one you will long remember. Curated conversation between each course on the art and exigencies of being a Valentine will infuse the evening with gifts for your spirit that, we hope, will transcend the gifts for your senses.


10 February 2023 at The Homestead

Antipasto (Appetizers)

Cured Salumi Board, Italian Cheeses, Dates, Olives, Stuffed Pastries
Wine pairing: Prosecco

Primo (First Course)

Zuppa Toscana with Freshmade Roman Bread Featuring Garden Herbs and Git
Wine pairing: Chianti

Mensae Primae (Entrée)

Veal Marsala with Truffle Essence, Bella Mushrooms and Pancetta
Served with Asparagus and Penne Pasta
Wine pairing: Barolo

Contorno (Salad)

Arugala and Roasted Artichoke Salad with Roasted Pecans and Goats Cheese
Served with Homestead Dill Mustard Dressing or Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette

Dolce (Dessert)

Coffee or Tea
Amaretto Cheesecake Drizzled with Homestead Honey Infused with Amaretto
Chocolate Cheesecake Embellished with Raspberries
Wine pairing: Vintage Port

Guest Chef
Renee Schroeder




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