GWCD 2017 Dinner Host

Michael Ward

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 2018

Save the Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Michael Ward

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 ItalianoItalian cocktails

Pomegranate Bellini, Aperol, Compari

Antipasti - Starters

Pane -Bread
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 aglioBroccolini 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