OperaDelaware announced this week that La Fia will be opening for brunch and dinner services for the next two Sundays (April 30 & May 7) as the 2017 OperaDelaware Festival brings hungry patrons to Market Street. As a downtown resident, I have to say, I’m excited for the opportunity to dig INto a new Sunday brunch spot, even if only for two weeks!
This year, the OperaDelaware Festival honors the 225th anniversary of the birth of composer Gioachino Rossini with three of his most profound works—the rarely-seen tragedy Semiramide, La Centerola (his beloved version of Cinderella), and a special work written 30 years after his retirement, Petite messe solennelle (Little solemn mass). For the latter, OperaDelaware’s soloists and chorus will be joined by Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s David Amado.
Chef Brian Sikora has whipped up a special Rossini-INspired cocktail and Tournedos Rossini (a pan-fried filet mignon topped with foie gras, garnished with black truffle and finished with a Madeira demi-glace sauce), honoring the composer’s side as a foodie. Per usual, La Fia’s brunch and dinner menus will make you salivate just looking at them. You don’t have to be attending the opera in order to to dig IN, but since many opera-goers will be, reservations are highly recommended. Call 302-543-5574 or reserve online at lafiawilmington.com or opentable.com.