Cuisine of Sicily with Chef Joe Cizynski


  • $70.00  -  Non-Member
  • $65.00  -  Member


Tuesday, November 10
from 6-8pm


Like the different regions of neighboring Italy, the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily has a distinct cuisine that’s steeped in history. Take a trip to a market and find ingredients that are all home grown; although Sicilians export their delicious produce, they shun imports, so their cuisine is a true representation of the terrain. Tonight, the chef will feature Spada crudo, shrimp saganaki, lamb spezzatino with saffron and mint, and finish with coffee and almond granita!

Bring your own beverage … and your appetite! 

This class meets in the Great Hall in the main building. Registration closes at 9pm on Sunday, November 8.

Chef Joe's suggested pairings (not mandatory)..for Sicily white wines any Grillo or Fiano grape wine, and for red wine any Nero d’Avola or Cerasuolo grape wine.

The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!


Born in New York, Joseph Cizynski almost immediately started gaining kitchen experience thanks to his mother and Aunt Dorothy who shared their passion and knowledge of food with him. Joseph attended Fairfield University where he played baseball and for two summers played in the Cape League, thus beginning his love for Cape Cod. Upon graduation from college, and a ball related injury, Joseph took to the Culinary Institute of America where at the age of 26, became Chef/Owner of Café du Bec Fin located in Old Greenwich, CT. Joseph immediately transformed it into a French Seafood restaurant and received three-3 Star reviews from the New York Times and was the first Connecticut restaurateur to receive the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for ten consecutive years. Café du Bec Fin was the venue for numerous wine tasting dinners including the members of the Mondavi, Krug and Dujac families. Several years ago, Joseph, opened a boutique wine shop located in Westchester County and has shared his knowledge of wine and food pairings hosting numerous wine tastings, dinners and various other events. Joseph and his wife, Betsy, bought a home in Chatham ten years ago and are now making plans to live there year-round. He looks forward to sharing his experiences, food and wines with you!

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