Sunday, December 31, 2006

Cene per celebrare il Dottore

Lucas's parents, grandparents, brother and sister came for Lucas's graduation. So this was a nice excuse for a lot of good dinners!
We had two home-made dinners, the first with Lucas's parents and grandparents and sister, and the second one with his brother and sister-in-law. I made a large amount of food for the first dinner, so the second was basically a replicate of the first.
I prepared some food that I already prepared some time ago.. so I'll just give you the menu here:
Appetizers:
Rotolo di Tonno/Tuna roll
Insalata alla Marta/Marta's salad (variation with mushroom and tiny bits of mozzarella)
Tomini al verde/Cheese under oil
Soups:
Zuppa di cipolle/Onion soup
Zuppa di lenticchie/Lentil soup (Too bad, I forgot to take pictures of this and I never spoke about this before. Well, I guess I'll make it again and explain it some other time).
Entree:
Saltimbocca/Jump-in-your-mouth
Dessert:
Macedonia con sorbetto al limone/fruit salad with lemon sorbet. I'll give the recipe for the lemon sorbet in a next post).
I was quite happy - everyone enjoyed it and now Lucas's family knows how lentils taste like :)

2 comments:

Pasticciera said...

Salve, I discovered you on the Porcini chronicles. I'm an Americna living in the Prvincia di Torino, Val chsione specifically. Can't wait to explore your blog more closely as your menus are familiar and I'm very interested in your breads. If you find your self in our valley while you are back visiting, please feel free to stop by for caffe. I'd love to know some great chocolate places in Torino and any other insider locals tip you might have. ci vediamo.

Pasticciera said...

Hi Marta,
Maybe later next week I can try and get into Torino, if you can't make it out here. You have a such a short visit home, I know what it's like. I'm headed off to Colorado at the end of the month for a family wedding and to visit for awhile. We'll stay in touch even if we can't coordinate. Thanks for the chocolate tips.