menu ideas for your cooking party

(you can ckeck our availability on the reservation page calendar)

Our events include the preparation and cooking demonstration of three courses

Treviso, Italy inspired/Loudoun, VA made

Treviso, Italy inspired/Loudoun, VA made

All food will be prepared and cooked, fresh and from scratch right before your eyes, for you and with you, in your kitchen!

We proudly use organic and local ingredients whenever reasonably doable. Check out our Farmer Market’s option too!

Menus are featured for the entire group. Pictures are meant to give you an idea of the finished dishes. Results might be different at every party.

Substitutions? Please ask! See the "A LA CARTE" option at the bottom of this page.

Gluten Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan options available upon request. We are happy to provide small adjustments to our dishes, whenever possible, to meet individual participant’s dietary needs or preferences, but specific restrictions MUST apply to the entire group whenever accidental cross contamination can cause serious health consequences to any participant. 

For groups of 15 participants and up, unless differently agreed,  the quantity of food prepared together will provide "generous tastings" instead of "full portions". Please contact us for details on applicable menus and pricing.

Surcharge and special conditions apply to holiday and pre-holiday dates. Please contact us for details.

We make occasional changes according to the season and our inspirations, so come back and see what's new, every now and then!

 

MENU OPTIONS


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“ARRIVEDERCI ROMA”*NEW ENTRY*

- Cacio e Pepe Bites on Nut and Rice Crackers

- Spaghetti all’Amatriciana

- Insalata Mista  “all’Italiana” (mixed salad Italian-style)

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $65.00


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“AN ITALIAN MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM” *NEW ENTRY*

-  Bread bites with Stracchino Spread, Sundried Tomatoes, and Watercress

-  Chicken with Saffron, Pine Nuts, and Gremolata (served on couscous)

-  “Prosciutto e Melone” Salad

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $70.00


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"a tavola!" *fresh and delicious*

-  Crostini with Fresh Mozzarella Mousse and Tapenade

-  Pasta with Arugola and Almond Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, Prosciutto

-  Herb and Pinot Grigio Pork Cutlets 

(served with a green salad / chicken can be used instead of pork, upon request)

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $65.00


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"SEAFOOD AMORE MIO" *for the seafood lovers*

- Salad with Spring Mix, Berries, Almonds, Ricotta Salata - Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

- Zesty Bites with Smoked Salmon and Cucumber

- Venetian Style Shrimp Pasta “A’ la Buzara” (in a red sauce with herbs and brandy) ***

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $65.00

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*** optionally substitute shrimp entrée with Lobster Tail Linguine (add $7.00)


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"THE MORE THE MERRIER"  *ideal for larger groups*

- Crostini Toscani Salsiccia e Stracchino (Tuscan style Sausage and Cheese crostini)

-  Arrabbiata Penne Pasta with Olives

- Salad with Spring Mix, Berries, Almonds, Ricotta Salata - Balsamic Shallot Vinaigrette

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $55.00 (Min. 10 participants )


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“QUEEN SCALOPPINA”*a royalty on the italian tables*

-  Pasta with Roasted and Sundried Tomatoes

-  Lemon and Sage Chicken Scaloppine

-  Mixed Green, Peach and Cheese Salad - Prosecco Vinaigrette

(substitute chicken for pork and different style scaloppine available upon request)

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $65.00


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"TRIBUTE TO TRADITIONAL HOMEMADE PASTA"*fun and tasty!*

Please specify option selected for pasta entrée when placing reservation

- Basic Pasta techniques

- Crostini Toscani Salsiccia e Stracchino (Tuscan style Sausage and Cheese crostini)

- Insalata Mista  “all’Italiana” (mixed salad Italian-style)

- Our Freshly Made Pasta with your choice of these amazing toppings:  

Lamb White Ragu’ with Ricotta Salata - OR - Bell Pepper, Mild Italian Sausage and Red Wine - OR - Shrimp and Zucchini with Lemon and Herbs

*** Vegetarian options available upon request

PARTY COST PER PERSON: $70.00 (Max. 12 participants - recommended for groups who want to actively participate in the pasta making process - the machine needs to be hooked to a countertop or table no thicker than 2.8")


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"farmer to chef" - *limited edition - upon request - friday only*

This is a special option based on the products of our fantastic local farmers! Specific dishes to be decided together on a case-by-case basis, depending on product availability. Contact us directly for all info!

Why choosing a menu based on what we can find when we go shop for you at our local farmers market? Here's a few reasons: 
1. It strengthens the local economic and community. 
2. Less food miles means less pollution. You know exactly where your food came from and how it was grown! 
3. Locally grown food TASTES better and has more nutrition... plus, it's GMO-free
4. Local food supports local farm families
5. Local food supports a clean environment and benefits wildlife

PARTY COST PER PERSON: depending on menu agreed on, starting from $75.00



"A LA CARTE" MENU  

Let's talk!

Whether you want to build your own special party using the options below, or make some substitution to the menus above,

we will help you do that, whenever technically possible!

PARTY COST PER PERSON: To be determined, based on dishes chosen - minimum charge $65.00


APPETIZERS

  • Rosemary and Garlic Cannellini Bean Crostini with Salame

  • Radicchio e Sopressata Strudel

  • Bruschettine alla Puttanesca

  • Crostini al Gorgonzola e Mascarpone

OTHER IDEAS FOR SUBSTITUTIONS (OR JUST ASK!):

RISOTTO:

  • Saffron and Mushroom Risotto ***BEST SELLER!

  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Asiago and Rosemary

  • Risotto al Grana Padano

  • Prosecco, Parmigiano, and Truffle Oil Risotto

  • Spinach and Pancetta Risotto

  • Sausage and Radicchio Risotto

  • Shrimp and Asparagus (or Zucchini) Risotto (add $5.00)

  • Lobster Tail Risotto (add $7.00)

PASTA DISHES:

  • Truffled White Pasta

  • Gorgonzola and Walnuts

  • Orecchiette alla Pugliese (with Broccoli and Anchovies)

  • Siciliana (Sundried Tomatoes, Fresh Herbs, Almonds, Raisins and more!)

  • Traditional Tomato and Basil

  • Clam Linguine (add $5.00)