We recently made a trip to the Amador wine county.
After wine tasting we headed up to Pine Grove for a fun &
nostalgic dinner at Giannini’s. Their beautiful family
style dinners inspired me to make this Italian meal for
half-time on Super Bowl Sunday.
My meat balls & Marinara sauce were inspired by Tony
Gemignani’s recipes. The Focaccia is sourdough, and
I just sort of threw it together For a truly Italian inspired
salad dressing and dip, I invented Duck Onion Dip/Dressing
The pasta was an organic non-GMO semolina. Here’s a
little tip, cooking pasta to just under done, then adding
2-5 cups of cold water to the pot, keeps it hot for serving
with out over cooking. My dessert (best of all time!) was a
Raspberry Chocolate Semifreddo. Recipe coming soon!
You can see how excited everyone was to be eating, they
paid no attention to the camera.