What's Cooking: An Aperitivo Under the Stars
An Aperitivo Under the Stars
Thursday September 8
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Pre-paid reservation required; limit 15 participants per class
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One of the great delights of life in Italy is the aperitivo– a pre-dinner cocktail served with real style and, in typical Italian fashion, a dazzling selection of salty snacks that tease the palate and prepare everyone for the sumptuous meal that is to come. While we can’t transport the cool Appennine breezes that gently blow across the piazza, we can recreate an authentic and luxurious menu of small bites that will help you host the perfect Italian cocktail party in your own home. We suggest a pre-class visit to Market Wines, where their knowledgeable staff can assist you with the selection of a suitable wine to enjoy as you learn to make the proper Italian accompaniments. Back in the Artichoke demonstration kitchen, settle in for a demonstration of regional specialities prepared by our Italian-in-residence, Daniel Tonozzi, while you sit back and sip your Mediterranean libations. Our selection of nibbles will include: Warm olives flavored with rosemary and lemon Burro tonnato (Tuna spread with butter and capers) Frittata di zucchine (summer squash omelet) Weather permitting, we will move the party out into the piazza and enjoy the fruits of our labor al fresco on the Artichoke patio. La dolce vita indeed! **Our focus on seasonal, local ingredients may prompt adjustments to these recipes to accommodate the best produce available. Menu is thus subject to change.