Amali, a Mediterranean restaurant on the Upper East Side, is offering a chance to experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge not as a play or a Bill Murray film, but as a lavish supper series that's meant to get diners in the true spirit of the season. -The New York Post

  • AMALI DICKENS DINNER 2013

  • TASTING MENU FIVE COURSES - 80 DOLLARS

  • First Course
  • Hoarded on the floor were...barrels of oysters. (p. 61.)
  • Island Creek Oysters Marcona Almond, Spinach Puree, Pickled Radishes

  • Second Course
  • The smaller Cratchits came tearing in screaming that they had smelled the goose...
  • Seared Foie Gras Roasted Lady Apples, Spigarello

  • Third Course
  • You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are! (p. 42) Red hot chestnuts...great, round, pot bellied baskets of chestnuts...(p. 61, 81)
  • Potato Gnocchi Caramelized Chestnuts, Cabbage

  • Fourth Course
  • The Poulterers shops were still half-open...[with] heaps of poultry, turkey, geese, chicken. (p. 61, 81, 88.)
  • Poularde in Quasi Mourning Brioche Black Truffle Stuffed Breast, Leg Croquettes, Celery Root, Truffle Jus

  • Fifth Course
  • There were pears and apples, clustered high in blooming pyramids...there were Norfolk Biffins.... almonds so extremely white, the sticks of cinnamon so long and straight, the other spices so delicious. (p. 29)
  • Apple Crostata Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  • Amali will serve a special wine by the glass and cocktail menu for the Dickens dinner that exemplifies the concepts of past, future and present including clarets, sherries, mulled wines, and victorian gin punch..

  • To learn more about last year's Charles Dickens Dinner, please visit the articles below.

  • New Yorker
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  • Eater
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  • New York Post
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