Du’ piccioni co na fava, fresh pasta, e i miei amici Italiani. NOW 3!!!!

  • September 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM


“2 Pigeons with one fava bean” it is a saying from Rome, and it is from Rome where
Massimo and I grew up together. It is with my immense pleasure to announce that
on Saturday the 21st, my best friend and brother that I never had,
Massimo, will be with us in this authentic Roman night. All together we will make fresh
pasta in several different shapes with several different Roman sauces from
Amatriciana to Cacio e Pepe to Porcini to Cozze alla Marinara……………..Music, may
be 70’ or else, will make this evening one to remember ( it is up to you).  The complete menu will be up shortly.There is a cost of $ 20.00 to cover expenses.
I will provide everything, from the food to pots, pans, tables, chairs,
flatware, plates, table linens, utensils………..bla,bla…….and everybody brings a
bottle of an Italian wine and a glass. Please, as usual, help me clean up. The
Meet up is open to 35 people and the location is my home in Lafayette. I will
email my address later to the attendees.

SHOCKING NEWS, NANDO IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!! 3 PICCIONI CON'A FAVAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ciao, a presto, Valerio



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  • Bill

    Valerio, I'm home and looking forward to finally partaking in some fine eating! When's next time?

    September 23, 2013

    • Valerio

      I need to think about it and fit it in. I am nicely busy in the next weeks. Ciao

      September 24, 2013

  • Valerio

    Please everybody, let's not start the ping pong of the RSVP. Yes, no, yes, no, yes, no. There are people that made other plans because at one point we had 12 "Lovers" in the waiting list. It is not very polite, it is not a Lover like. Baci, Valerio

    September 19, 2013

    • Valerio

      Yes I am mad. I am mad because you didn't ask for help to your fellow "lovers". We could have helped you and I could have posted a "mimosa cleaning "morning". Please don't do that anymore. Do you still need help? Ciao, Valerio

      September 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That is very kind of you to ask, Valerio. Right now I have to wait until things dry out further before I can do much else. At least I am now able to do my laundry. Meanwhile, I am still trying to wrap my head around all this. That part is very difficult for me. On a lighter note, I made broccoli rabbe last night, but couldn't find cavatelli anywhere, and cannot get my grandmother's cavatelli machine to work properly. I was hoping you would figure that out if I had been able to attend your dinner party. thank you, Suzanne

      September 23, 2013

  • Valerio

    Buongiorno, it has been quiet of an unique evening. I want to thank first my " boys" for the help, friendship and love they showed me. I think I am in a major withdraw..........and I want to THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP, ENTHUSIASM AND SUPPORT TO THIS INCREDIBLE GROUP. David, your gelato was to die for!!!! It was a pleasure to meet the new people and to see friends again. I will think about the next event shortly, vi abbraccio, Valerio

    September 23, 2013

  • Ellen

    Mi familia, what a crazy fun night! Thank you Velario, Nando, and Massimo! Jessica and I are looking forward to our next gathering!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Linda

    Wonderful evening, Valerio. My favorite nite of all our meetups!!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Grant

    Fantastico!

    September 22, 2013

  • Valerio

    Unique

    September 22, 2013

  • Corla

    whoops! Playa del Rey - not Marina!

    September 22, 2013

  • Corla

    Valerio! Another memorable evening!! – Made even better by the presence of your two fabulous friends! The sweet-talking, silver-tongued Massimo the Magnificent and Chef extraordinaire Nando – with the Giancarlo Giannini eyes…! (Can’t wait to try the seaweed fritters at his restaurant in Marina del Rey ;-) ). It is soooo sad that they are having to leave today…! I only wish, Valerio, that you didn’t have to work so hard at these soireees and could just relax and PARTY! We’ll have to work on that. Thank you for a wonderful time… and kudos to David for the gelato... yum!

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Patrice

    Over the top! So much fun!!! I look forward to the next one!
    Massimo and Nando were great!!!! I hope they can make it again!

    September 22, 2013

  • Valerie

    fantastic food, wonderful guests, I can't wait for the next one! Thank you Valerio

    September 22, 2013

  • Maria

    Fantastic ! Valerio, grazie mille per una bellissima serata. I had so much fun, met some wonderful people, and the food , music...... WOW can't wait until the next one. Ciao a presto.

    September 22, 2013

  • Connie

    What an amazing time!!! Thanks so much!!!

    September 22, 2013

  • Colleen

    Fab pasta made me very happy, loved meeting the boys from Rome...but seriously-3 syllables: GE-LA-TO!!!! Thanks again my dear brother, Valerio!

    September 22, 2013

  • Bonnie

    so sorry to be cancelling I was so looking forward to making fresh pasta - which I've never done, and seeing everyone, but I just am not feeling well. can't do it.

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I so want to come. But I returned from a two week vacation Thursday to find a flooded , , stinking, moldy basement. I am in a panic. I think I should stay home and work on this. Have a good time for me.

    September 20, 2013

  • Alaya

    Street address again please?

    September 20, 2013

  • Bonnie

    hey Valerio, I'd like to invite you to my house concert next Sun. the 29th. Let me know if you'd like to hear more about it.

    September 19, 2013

    • Bonnie

      it's pot luck so something to eat and/or drink(but that might constitute working for you so just something to drink) & $10 contribution for the musicians.

      1 · September 19, 2013

    • Valerio

      Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!

      September 20, 2013

  • LD

    So sorry someone got hurt at work and I must fill in.

    September 19, 2013

  • Wendi F.

    I am sorry I have to cancel. I was so looking forward to it. I will be in Spain for the weekend.

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Valerio

      Poor baby!!!!

      September 18, 2013

    • Colleen

      Pffffftttt.....

      September 18, 2013

  • Susan D.

    This should be a totally fun evening with your best friends along. Maybe WE should cook for the 3 of you, so that you can really party! (Do you trust us??? ha ha)

    September 6, 2013

    • Valerio

      No it is not selfish. The chefs are 2 no 3. Max is not.

      September 18, 2013

    • Valerio

      I think we will do as usual, you just will have more attentions...........If needed.

      2 · September 18, 2013

  • Valerio

    THANK YOU GELATAIO DAVID BLAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Sandy R.

    So sorry Valerio. I forgot I had another event that same night. I really hope to make it to the next one as they are always FUN!

    September 17, 2013

  • Alaya

    So happy to be attending ~ another wonderful night at Valerios. And perhaps a celebration for me if I have found a new house~share upon being unable to return due to the floods. Fingers crossed!

    1 · September 17, 2013

    • Valerio

      yeahhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      September 17, 2013

    • Alaya

      We'll see how it goes. Could happen. If we can talk prior, V, let's do so.

      September 17, 2013

  • Beverly O.

    I am so disappointed, I can't make it. I have a compression fracture and can't drive for two weeks. Have fun...

    September 14, 2013

    • Valerio

      Feel better, it is not going to be the last one

      1 · September 14, 2013

    • Alaya

      Will phone you these next few days. Would also like to help out as a VIP once i'm settled.

      September 16, 2013

  • Alaya

    Greetings Valerio ~ Just saw this due to quite a series of experiences these last days. I had to flee mudslides, roaring creek, and am now displaced from my home. Only have had the clothes I was wearing Wed, until yesterday when I hiked up the devastated roads leading up the canyon to fetch a few essentials. Presently I am at the house of a client, however that is very temporary. I hope you don't mind that I ask here if anyone has space for short~ or long~term rental to share. If you have met me you know that I am respectful, peaceful, 100% responsible, and alot of fun (!) Right now it is a very stressful and scary situation being in Colorado only a few months and not knowing many people. Is anyone in the position to help me out? Hope each of you are well and safe.
    ~ Alaya

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Valerio

    OMG, OMG NANDO IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FROM L. A. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NANDO (ANOTHER CHEF) FROM NAPLES IS MY OTHER BEST FRIEND AND PARTNER IN CRIME ( WE USED TO WORK TOGETHER). HE IS COMING AND VISITING ME FROM LOS ANGELES EXACTLY FOR THIS EVENT.............WHAT ELSE TO SAY...........WE NEED TO SHOW YOU THE TV EPISODE WHERE WE WERE THE MAIN GUESTS. ( LIFE WITH BONNIE ( BONNIE HUNT) ON ABC). I AM ADDING FEW MORE PEOPLE THEN............

    1 · September 6, 2013

    • Ellen

      Exciting news! Looking forward to our gathering!

      September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahhhh, Napolatan! The best food!!!

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I seriously doubt that our cooking would be anything like yours, Valerio! Again, sure enjoyed that last gathering. Hope things went well on your trip back East... Linda

    September 12, 2013

  • Angela (Oberlin) W.

    Hello, if a spot opens, may I add a plus one? Grazie.

    September 12, 2013

  • Grant

    If Nando is similar to you and Massimo this will be a blast!

    September 7, 2013

  • Linda

    That's wonderful, Valerio !! Your excitement and enthusiasm is contagious !! Can't wait !

    September 6, 2013

  • pat

    Wish I could go, but I will shoot for next time!! Now someone can go in my place.

    September 5, 2013

  • Bill

    Still out of town but should be around for the next one. Enjoy!

    August 27, 2013

  • Ruth

    I'm sorry that I will have to miss this event. I have a gig scheduled on the 21st.

    August 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have manual pasta and cavatelli machines. Please let me know if you would like me to bring either or both.

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Valerio

      If it is not too much of an inconvenience, please bring both. Grazie, Valerio

      August 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will do! I'd appreciate it if you would remind me the day before. Grazie. You need to get more guys to this!

      1 · August 27, 2013

  • David L.

    I have the same pasta machine as you. Would a second one be helpful? If yes, I'll bring it

    1 · August 26, 2013

    • Valerio

      Yes, please. Ciao,Valerio

      August 26, 2013

  • Melinda

    So sad to miss this!

    August 26, 2013

  • Maria Elena A.

    Missed the Celebration but won't miss this one.

    2 · August 26, 2013

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