Veteran’s Day – Wednesday, November 11th 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
An Elegant Thanksgiving Menu
Featuring Lorenza dei Medici’s Elegant and Delicious
Stuffed Turkey Roll from Tuscany
Bruschetta al prosciutto, parmigiano e balsamico – toasted Italian bread with prosciutto , parmesan cheese and aged balsamic vinegar
Butternut squash soup garnished with mascarpone, grated parmesan and nutmeg
Rolle` di tacchino al balsamico – bonelessturkey roll stuffed with sweet Italian sausage, parmesan, juniper berries and Swiss chard with a balsamic sauce
Brussels sprouts sautéed with pancetta and shallots
Strudel di mele – fresh apple strudel baked in puff pastry
Tuesday - November 17th, 2015 – 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cooking Seafood: Fast, Easy and Delicious
Crostini ai carciofi – “little toasts” with artichoke tapenade and fresh mint
Linguine alle vongole – Sally’s quick and delicious red clam sauce over linguini
Scampi alla Francesca - sautéed shrimp with shallots, white wine and fresh herbs
Asparagi arrosttiti al balsamico – roasted asparagus drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
Pane di Nonno Antonio – Grandpa Tony’s crusty bread with extra virgin olive oil
and oregano baked in the oven
Poached Pears Melba - poached pears with fresh raspberries and a raspberry sauce
Verdicchio di Jesse – dry white wine from Umbria
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Sicilian Specialties for the Holidays
Sally is sharing five of her family’s favorite Sicilian recipes!
Perfect for any holiday celebration!
Arancine – “little oranges” – fabulous deep fried stuffed rice balls
Conchiglie con cavolfiore all’aglio e olio e peperoncini - fluted shell pasta with cauliflower, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and hot pepper, topped with “muddica” (sautéed bread crumbs)
Pollo in agro dolce– slow baked sweet and sour chicken with onions, celery, tomatoes, capers and olives with a touch of sugar and red wine vinegar
Insalata di finocchio con arancia al balsamico – thin shaved fennel and blood orange salad with a balsamic dressing
Buccellato – traditional Christmas puff pastry wreath filled with figs, apricot preserves, pine nuts, sultana raisins, orange zest and honey
Wine - Grotte, Sicilia - Vino Bianco di Morgante
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015,
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Italian Antipasti for Holiday Entertaining!
Crostini al pesto, mozzarella e pomodori secchi – small toasts with homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes
Immediately after this class our doors will be open until 4pm for a
*Mom’s pizza rustica – a take-off on the traditional ricotta and meat pie served at Easter. These amazing hors-d’oeuvers are baked in a puff pastry and cut into squares - they are perfect for a cocktail party
Spiedini di scampi - pancetta wrapped shrimp with rosemary, roasted in the oven
*Nana’s Chinese meatballs – cocktail size meatballs made with fine pork sausage, water chestnuts, scallions, panko and soy sauce, baked in a sweet and sour sauce with crystallized ginger
Mom’s fabulous Prosecco punch – a festive drink for all your holiday parties!
*can be made ahead and frozen
Gourmet Boutique Holiday Sale offering very special imported Italian items, olive oils and vinegars, Gift Certificates for Classes, and other wonderful products for holiday gift giving. All class attendees will be entitled to 10% off their purchases!
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Gourmet Boutique Holiday Sale at Cucina Casalinga
Cucina Casalinga offers a unique opportunity for gift giving to family and friends who enjoy the art of Italian cooking. Delight them with a gift of Italia!
Our Boutique is stocked with first pressed Frescobaldi Laudemio extra virgin olive oil, and other Cucina Casalinga favorite extra virgin oils, and we have a lovely assortment of Ceramic Olive Oil Carafs from Umbria.