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CENA DI SAN VALENTINO A CASA - February 12-14, 2021

Cenone di San Valentino a Casa Valentine Lovers Dinner at Home This year, let's create a lover's nest at home to celebrate and nurture those special relationships that light our way. Your 5 course dinner comes together with a elegant tapered candle, dessert bubbly and a beautiful red insulated bag.  You can chose to enjoy your lovers dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.   MENU $200/couple   Crostini Olive oil toasts with two spreads – chickpea patè & mushroom patè Minestra Maritage Italian Wedding Soup with escarole, mini meatballs & winter vegetables    Mezze Lune al Salmone e Salsa di Gamberetti  Salmon stuffed ravioli with shrimp parmesan cream Sogliola alla Mugnaia Fillet of Sole, lemon butter, parmesan carrots & white polenta OR...

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WEEK FORTY-SIX MENU: FEB 2-7

VALLE D’AOSTA – Welcome Travelers Valle d’Aosta, bordering France and Switzerland to the west and north, has long been the connector between central Europe and the Italian peninsula. It is the place where people travel on their way to somewhere else. The locals have welcomed travelers since Roman times and have established a culture of hospitality. Travelers are given the same warm welcome now as they were then. The Valdaostani are welcoming and generous people, always eager to share their hearty mountain food.  It is the place where cultures meet and eat. Valle d’Aosta shares food styles with Alpine France and Switzerland. Its cuisine is simple, based on fresh ingredients from the mountains, streams, and plush valleys. Our menu this...

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WEEK FORTY-FIVE MENU: JANUARY 26-31

Trentino-Alto Adige: Where the Mediterranean Meets the Alps Some call is the sunny side of the Alps, others call it Trentin-Südtirol, and others Trentino-Alto Adige.  It is extremely mountainous, covering a large part of the Dolomites and Southern Alps.  The interesting historical past makes the region unique, neither completely Austrian nor Italian.  It is a place where Austrian charm mingles with the stylish Italian flair. This week’s menu will be a departure from the well-known dishes of the South – and interesting combination of the cuisines of two cultures. Menu Crostini del Sud TyrolSpeck crostini with asiago cheese and honey Minestra d' Orzo Trentino Barley Soup Goulash e Gnocchi Italian beef stew with Austrian style wheat gnocchi Pretzel Rolls Strudel di MeleApple...

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WEEK FORTY-FOUR MENU: JANUARY 21-24

COMING TO THE TABLE – WELCOME MR. PRESIDENT Eating together helps build understanding and strengthens the bonds between people. Afterall, eating at a table means both eating and talking. It can foster an exchange of ideas, break down prejudices and connect us on a most basic human level. When people are seated at the table, as they are passing the proverbial salt and breaking bread, they are forced to look at each other and converse. This week we are featuring a simple menu, showcasing some of Biden’s long-time favorite dishes, Italian, of course. These are dishes well known and loved by most Americans. How appropriate to serve these crowd-pleasers to entice people to the table. That, after all, is what...

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WEEK FORTY-THREE MENU: JANUARY 12-17

La Festa di Sant' Antonio - Coming Together Cercina is not a little town or even a village – it is merely a cluster of simple country houses and farms, two trattorias, a tiny grocery store and an 11th century Romanesque church. The main event every year that draws hordes of Florentines to make the trek to this idyllic countryside enclave is La Festa di Sant’Antonio d’Abate, the Feast of Saint Anthony, protector of farm animals. Every other year, the parade starts at Trattoria i Ricchi, led by a marching band and locals on horseback to the church square where the animals are blessed. La Festa di Sant’Antonio brings everyone together for three days of card games, communal lunches and...

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