Trapani Wine Dinner | Downtown Albany

Trapani Wine Dinner

Trapani Wine Dinner

A night in Trapani at Cafe Capriccio, presented by Chefs Jim Rua, Ric Orlando and Franco Rua, is October 20 at 6:30 PM. 

Tickets | $108.80 | Purchase online

Tuesday, October 20th at 6:30 PM

Ric Orlando and the Rua family are teaming up to offer Old World inspired dinners, demos and classes at Cafe Capriccio. Tonight’s dinner will explore the simple and hearty flavors of Trapani. Trapani is the main port on the northwest corner of Sicily where ships arrive from Tunisia and depart for Naples daily. This historic city in the Province of the same name brings together the flavors of North Africa, Sicily and the Amalfi Coast in a magical way. It is home to the Trapani salt pans, almonds, spices, olives, cous cous, and of course, AMAZING seafood. Tonight’s dinner will be a celebration of the fusion of Sicilian, Italian (note the difference) and Tunisian. They will also be co-marketing amazing trips to Italy as soon as conditions allow. New trips are in the works, stay tuned.


“Lascia che i bei Tempi Scorrano” (Let the good times roll!)

Eggplant Rolls with orange, bread and pistachio

Bottarga Dusted Tuna rolled with Castelvetrano olives, herbs and rice

Roasted Pepper Rolls with Cacio di cavallo, smashed chick peas, and arugula 

The Trapanese love to roll! Maybe it is because of their proximity to the rolling sea. They fill and roll delicious items from appetizer to entree to dessert.


Trapanese CousCous

Sweet baby shrimp, squid, mussels and sweet filet simmered in a heady tomato broth laced with surprising spices, garlic and almonds, baked with toasted cous cous

Yes, couscous is the grain of choice in this Mediterranean melting pot. Walk along the port on any busy evening and the breeze will be redolent with the aromas of the sea AND the perfume of seafood couscous simmering away in the local cafes.


Grilled Lamb Chops “Scottadito” 

with Panelle and Trapanese Pesto 

Scottadito means “Burned Fingers” as you will want to pick up these quickly seared, pesto doused chops with your hands and devour them. The Panelle, or fried chick pea fritters are street food, but they serve as a delish side to the chops.


Tunisian Salad

Tomato, cucumber, peppers, apples, onions, tahini-yogurt dressing


Cassateddi Trapanisi- Marsala laced dough, stuffed with spiced chocolate and ricotta filling, fried golden.

Another festive street food, Cassateddi is Sicilian for Cassatelle.

Dinner will be held in the entire restaurant of Cafe Capriccio with limited availability while we continue to uphold current state mandated guidelines to keep our guests and staff safe. Each party will have their own table. Please indicate in check out if you would like to be at a table with others who purchased separately.

October 20 | 6:30 PM