Italian Dinner

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.

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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.

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Duck Onion Dip/Dressing

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2 thoughts on “Italian Dinner

  1. Dinner as so good that no one even watched The half time show. Crazy! The meat balls had just the right amount of spice and your right, the semifreddo was to die for!!!

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  2. Dinner as so good that no one even watched The half time show. Crazy! The meat balls had just the right amount of spice and your right, the semifreddo was to die for!!!

    Like

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