Hello Luscious friends,

This is a very special week for me.  I am gearing up for Sat. evening when I am having an italian cooking class for 10 wonderful people.  I donated this to an auction recently for The Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson, NC.  This is a wonderful place for those in need.  My bunco group even is donating our winnings to the center now, we all feel very strongly about supporting this organization.

The class started out for 6 and has quickly grown to 10.  I am so thrilled.  I thought I would share the menu with you all and the recipes will be following after the weekend with pictures of the event.

Menu: Greetings with a tall glass of italian Prosecco!

Antipasto:  Not your typical antipasto at all...............Fried pancetta wrapped radicchio
                                                                               Carmelized onion and goat cheese crostini
                                                                               artichokes and tuscan olive varieties
                                                                               large hunk of aged Parmegiano Romano cheese
                                                                               stuffed endive

First course:  Mushroom, parmegiano, white truffle salad accompanied by a glass of Vernaccia, San Gimignano wine.

Second course:   Bolognese Ragu over Papperdelle Pasta
                           served with a Vino Nobile wine

Third course:  Braised Pork loin with tomatoes, cream and porcini mushrooms, served on a bed of blac olive
                      Polenta and fennel.

Fourth course:  Dolci,,,dessert:  orange tart capri style and Chocolate cake from Abruzzo.
                        Served with a Mascato dry ice wine.

5th course:  Digestivo:  Lemoncello, or Sambuca, or frangelica with Pinele cookies and expresso beans.....

Bon Appetite