Spring Ingredients for Italian Inspirations In-Home Dinner Experiences

Ciao Amici and Foodies,

Let’s plan your next dinner party with some rustic Italian flair! We’ll design a menu together, special for your occasion and I’ll come to your house as your Private Chef and treat you and your guests to a home-cooked meal all’italiana, served family-style, that you don’t have to shop for, prepare or clean up after–just kick back, relax, enjoy your company and some great food in the comfort of your own home without the stress that entertaining usually entails.

Italian Inspirations Private Chef in-home DinnerI am working on new menu ideas to celebrate the oh-so-near return of la primavera (spring)! Ingredients like asparagi (asparagus), spinaci (spinach), carciofi (artichokes), ortica (nettles), ravanello (radish), etc., are getting me excited about the extra light in our days and more fun foods to incorporate into healthy, rustic Italy-inspired meals.

Italian Dinner Experience (sample menu)

Olives & Bruschetta:  assortimento di olive – bruschetta con pomodorini, mozzarella e basilico (assorted olives, toasted bread with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, garlic & extra virgin olive oil)

Primo Piatto
Spring Pasta:  linguine con gamberi e asparagi (fresh pasta with shrimp & asparagus)

Secondo Piatto
Veggie Frittata:  frittata di carciofi, peperoni ed erbe fresche (baked egg dish with artichokes, bell peppers and fresh herbs

Affogato:  gelato affogato con espresso corretto (a scoop of toffee crunch vanilla ice cream swimming in espresso — and whisky, optional)

For Meat Lovers!!

I am currently sourcing alternative proteins with Marina Market–let’s break out of the chicken-pork-beef box!! I’m planning to get some cinghiale (wild boar), capra (goat), cervo (deer) and other less-commonly enjoyed items for roasts, stews and grigliate (bbqs).
For Cheese Lovers!!
Ready for a cheese-making lesson at your house? Learn how to make mozzarella and ricotta by hand with a few simple ingredients. The perfect items to have on hand for homemade pizza, pasta and desserts…
Contact me for more information and scheduling!

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