It started with an Italian flag we hung in the dining room, and took on a life of its own!
Red white and green flowers, an Italian flag runner, some homemade paper placemats, green chargers, white pasta bowls, and red salad plates. I had red and green paper placemats. I cut out white watercolor paper mats, then cut the red and green mats into thirds and glued them together.
I asked everyone (Fiona, Steve, Jan and Les) to come over at 5:00. At the kitchen table, they found placemats of an Italian city (Venezia, Firenze, Roma or Milano), an apron, a GoVino glass with their name painted on it, and a garganelli tool from Bologna.
With full wine glasses, the chefs were dressed and ready to work!
Brad had the first batch of pasta dough ready to roll, and I gave a demonstration on how to make garganelli.
My "students" were instant learners!
Brad whipped up another batch of pasta dough, and while it "rested", we took a break with some antipasti: robiola, asiago, olives, salami, and gorgonzola stuffed endive!
Tomorrow... DINNER and DESSERT!