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An Italian Dinner Party


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!

Comments (5)

Looks like a lot of fun and you look great in your turban!

Over the top Palma~ you are awesome!


Wow, this looks like so much fun!

Barb Cabot:

Looks like a super fun night. Was this for the 150th Anniversary of Italy which fell on St. Paddys day? I love all the detail and thought you put into everything you do. Such wonderful spirit!


This was such a beautiful table and so much fun to make our own pasta.
Thank you again for another great evening.

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