As a first time host for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Michael invites us into the home that has been in his family since it was built. Michael’s father and grandfather did all the brickwork in the house with materials saved from the landfill, every single brick cleaned of old mortar by hand. Even four year Michael helped. All of the carved stone was from Columbus building.
Michael owns a supply chain consulting company, and is a passionate dog rescue and pit bull advocate with three pit bull rescues and a chihuahua rescue. Michael and his canine familia are ready to welcome guests with wagging tails and an exuberant Italian feast that should leave you full of good food and good will. Buon appetite!
Cenadi Famiglia - Farfelle Sotto le Stelle
Family Dinner - Butterflies Under the Stars
Please join us for an Italian family dinner. We will start the evening with a reception while our friends arrive. You will be magically transported to a garden where butterflies and starlight will fill the room as we eat, drink and connect with our friends, old and new. For dinner, we will sit at one long Tuscan style table passing food and wine and enjoying great conversation.
Guest rooms will be open for anyone who prefers to stay over. For those who happen to go late into the night, there is a good chance we will serve carbonara and watch movies. Please be comfortable around my dogs as they will want to snuggle.
Aperitivo Italiano - Italian cocktails
Pomegranate Bellini, Aperol, Compari
Antipasti - Starters
L'olio di oliva, aceto balsamico, gorgonzola e fichi secchi - Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Gorgonzola and dried figs
Formaggio - Cheese
Prosciutto e melone - Prosciutto & melon
Insalada - Salad
Rucola e cavolo bambino con arancia rossa, pinoli e glassa balsamica - Arugula and baby kale with blood orange, pine nuts and balsamic glaze
Primo - Main Course
Spaghetti alla marinara
Fresh spaghetti marinara
Secondo – Second Course
Filetto di manzo ripieno di gorgonzola, spinaci, funghi e pancetta - Beef tenderloin stuffed with gorgonzola, spinach, mushrooms and pancetta
Broccolini e aglio - Broccolini and garlic
Gelato limone o tiramisu - Lemon gelato or tiramisu
Digestivo - Digestiff
Limoncello o caffe espresso e Romana sambucca - Limoncello or espresso and sambucca Romana