A TASTE OF ITALY!!!

  • June 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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PLEASE read the whole event description and follow the rules!

If you are interested in attending and the RSVP's are full, please put your name on the waitlist since we often have cancellations!


MANGIA!!!

Let's have a taste of Italy

Potluck Italian dinner

Some wine and Italian music to set the mood

Joanne has generously offered her home for this event.

Everyone will bring an italian style dish to share

When you RSVP, please let us know what you are thinking of bringing and please leave a phone number where we can contact you

Anyone who cancels less than 72 hours in advance will be considered a no-show and will be suspended from the next two events


Suggestions:

Antipasto Salad

calamari

bruschetta

pizza

(please do not bring any rotisserie or fried chicken)

desserts (gelato, spumoni, tiramisu, etc


Joanne and Ed: vegetable lasagna

Erica and Fred: sausage and peppers

Jason and Rachel: Parmesan and very garlicky garlic bread,  caponata

Liz and Marc: meatballs

Abby and David: Caprese Salad, Limoncello Jello shots

Vickie and Greg: papergoods, silverware, wine

Mona and Eric: baked ziti, green salad

Sherry and Alan:  Italian pastry and fruit

Tina and Johnny.    Chicken parmigiana and vino

Alan and Marcia: eggplant parmigiana

Lisa and Keith: Soft drinks, juice, ice

Andrea and Anthony:   Italian wedding soup, moscato wine with blood orange liqueur 


DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETUP

FROM 95 HEAD TO GLADES ROAD EXIT GO WEST ON GLADES.   FOLLOW DIRECTIONS BELOW.

FROM TURNPIKE: GET OFF AT GLADES ROAD EXIT,  HEAD WEST.  FIRST LIGHT WHEN YOU  GO UNDER UNDERPASS STAY IN LEFT LANE.  TURN LEFT AT LIGHT

ON BOCA RIO ROAD.  AT THE FIRST LIGHT TURN RIGHT.  GO STRAIGHT TO THE GATE. 

YOU MUST ASK FOR THE BROWARD COUPLES DINNER AT 8439 VIA SERENA TO BE ADMITTED TO THE GATE.

ONCE THRU THE GATE, TAKE THE SECOND RIGHT ON VIA SALONO.  GO STRAIGHT TO MY HOUSE IM AT THE END OF THE ROAD.  PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF THE DRIVEWAYS.  YOU MAY PARK ALONG THE SIDES OF THE ROAD COMING DOWN VIA SALONO, DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVE WAYS OR PARK ON GRASS PLEASE. 

ED WILL PROBABLY BE OUT FRONT DIRECTING TRAFFIC,  THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING.  IF YOU GET LOST CALL ME AT  [masked] THAT IS THE HOUSE PHONE AND I WILL PROBABLY HEAR THAT OVER THE CELL PHONE. 

COME HUNGRY PLENTY OF FOOD. 

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  • Liz & M.

    I posted some more photos! Please let me know if you want any photo removed.

    June 15

  • joanne m.

    There were some things left here. So if your missing something let me know.

    June 8

    • Liz & M.

      There's not much left of mine, so use it wisely!

      June 9

    • Mike R

      I left my mind. Oh I wasn't even there. I must have left it somewhere else.

      June 10

  • sherry

    Joanne, for those of us who never experienced an Italian dinner, thank you for opening up your home and letting us experience this!

    1 · June 8

    • Liz & M.

      Sherry - where was your hubby, Alan?

      June 8

    • joanne m.

      it was my pleasure sherry

      June 9

  • Steve M.

    Thank you Joanne and Ed for hosting such a lovely dinner party...everything was just perfect!!!

    We're traveling to Italy this week, and can't imagine the food being any better than last night, and we'll miss all the conversations of the evening...

    See you guys all soon...

    3 · June 8

  • joanne m.

    I want to thank everyone for the great turnout the great food and the fun conversations. Thanks to all who helped clean up. House has reverted back from the Italian bistro to our home again. What a great time we had everyone came reminded me of my old Italian dinners with the whole family. Everyone talking at once everyone eating and everyone in the kitchen lol. Thank you for a great evening.

    2 · June 8

  • Abby and D.

    Great food, great conversations, great hosts!

    2 · June 8

  • Andrea &/or A.

    What a loveley evening! Thank you Joanne and Ed for your generosity in sharing your home with all of us. Great people and yummy food made the night wonderful. lol...I think I am still full.

    2 · June 8

  • mona

    wondeful event-great hosts, great food, great friends!

    2 · June 8

  • Alan

    It was a great night. Food was fantastic and so were the conversations.

    Thank You Joanne and Ed.

    2 · June 8

  • Liz & M.

    Great evening! JoAnne & Ed transformed their home into a cozy Italian restaurant, and the member’s contribution of all the delicious Italian food brought it all together! Kudos to everyone!! And good to see everyone, too.

    2 · June 8

  • vickie k.

    Very nice...Thanks again for having us Joanne and Ed.

    2 · June 8

  • Marion

    Great job JoAnne and Ed. Thanks for opening your home and sharing.

    3 · June 7

  • sherry

    Fabulous food, wonderful company. What can I say about Ed and Joanne are terrific hosts. On a scale from 1-10, I would give them a 10 plus!

    3 · June 7

  • Andrea &/or A.

    We are running a bit late too. Should be there by 7:15

    June 7

  • Tina D.

    Hey guys, we're on the way , sorry running a little late.

    June 7

  • sherry

    What's the name of the development?

    June 6

  • Abby and D.

    Thanks Joanne, see you tomorrow!

    1 · June 6

  • mona

    when are we getting the address?

    June 6

    • joanne m.

      CHECK THE EMAIL AND THE SITE DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE ON THE SITE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU MONA.

      1 · June 6

  • mona

    i'

    we are bringing chairs

    June 4

  • joanne m.

    Ok guys less than 1 week to go till the big event I would like everybody to confirm and to please tell me what they are definitely brings I would like to make a final menu

    June 1

    • joanne m.

      Your going to need it all Rachael

      June 4

    • Rachel P.

      Well, I'm bringing almost 5 lbs (what fit in my larger round Corningware casserole dish), I have a feeling that's enough for Saturday.

      June 4

  • joanne m.

    I'm not sure how on the stove top you reheat eggplant parm but I have a stove. A microwave and oven and toaster oven. If that isn't enough I can utile a fire out back. Lol. Not to worry we will work everything out.

    June 3

    • joanne m.

      Actually that word is build. Lol.

      June 3

  • Alan

    Question for Joanne

    Do you have enough stove space to re-heat all the hot dishes that are coming?

    Should we heat to serving temp before leaving the house?

    Inquiring minds want to know?

    June 3

  • sherry

    Hi Joann. I just got back tonight in fact from Israel. Confirming dessert.

    2 · June 1

  • mona

    we are bringing baked ziti and green salad and we will try to bring some folding chairs

    June 2

  • Alan

    Alan and Marcia- Eggplant parmy

    1 · June 2

    • Liz & M.

      Is the parmy only for the little kids table? ? LOL

      June 2

    • Alan

      Any table I'm at, IS the kids table!!

      1 · June 2

  • Erica C.

    Fred and I will be there with sausage and peppers, tables and chairs if needed

    1 · June 1

    • joanne m.

      Yes. Bring a couple chairs please

      June 1

  • sheila

    Boo hoo, I am on ( long) wait list and want to go!!!....So many waiting maybe we should host our own?...Shows an interest in intimate dining with friends concept!!.. love it!!

    1 · June 1

    • Erica C.

      if you are interested in hosting something, please talk to me offline. My cell number is[masked]-8523. We will help you with all the details.

      June 1

  • vickie k.

    Greg and Vickie confirming....we're bringing the plates, silverware, cups, and napkins and a bottle of wine.

    1 · June 1

    • Erica C.

      please try to be there a few minutes early since we can't start without the papergoods!

      1 · June 1

  • Lisa C.

    Lisa and Keith confirming. We're bringing soft drinks, juice and ice

    1 · June 1

  • Tina D.

    Johnny and Tina confirming, we're bringing chicken parmigiana and a bottle if vino.

    1 · June 1

  • Abby and D.

    Abby and David confirming...bringing the Caprese Salad with fresh mozzarella and basil and my first try at Limoncello Jello Shots!

    3 · June 1

  • Andrea &/or A.

    Ok...so we will bring Italian wedding soup, moscato wine with blood orange liqueur and some folding chairs

    2 · May 17, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Joanne

    Again, we'll bring bruschetta and a bridge table if you like...let us know if you still need the table.

    May 16, 2014

    • joanne m.

      Nope we are good for tables. Just a couple
      Of chairs

      May 16, 2014

  • Tina D.

    How many folding chairs do you need?

    May 12, 2014

    • joanne m.

      just a couple from you should be fine thank you

      May 15, 2014

  • Tina D.

    Let me know, will bring them .

    1 · May 12, 2014

    • Andrea &/or A.

      It really depends on what you think is still needed. From what I could tell from the comments about what others are bringing...it seems like appetizers/pre-entrees are needed or maybe some non-pasta entrees are needed. I was thinking of clams oregenata or Italian Wedding soup if you wanted a starter or...prosciutto steak if you wanted an entree. Do any of those work? If not, just let me know what you need and I can do that instead. I was also going to bring some Moscatto wine and blood orange liqueur for drinks.

      1 · May 15, 2014

    • joanne m.

      all sounds yummy bring whatever you are comfortable bringing and we will post it. all are needed so your choice.

      1 · May 15, 2014

  • joanne m.

    We are in need of some folding chairs. If anyone can bring some they will be greatly appreciated.

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    It looks like soft drinks / juice is still needed. We can bring that. We will also bring a bag of ice

    1 · May 5, 2014

    • joanne m.

      Thanks for the ice lisa great idea

      May 8, 2014

  • Steve M.

    Joanne

    Again, besides the bridge table/chairs can also bring bruschetta...

    Hope we can get the OK to come...

    Best
    Steve & Gail

    May 8, 2014

  • Marion

    I thought we were making and bringing the cheesecake!

    May 5, 2014

    • Lisa C.

      No problem, we can bring something else. Mine was not going to be homemade anyway.

      1 · May 5, 2014

  • sherry

    I will bring fruit and some Italian pastries.

    1 · May 3, 2014

  • Abby and D.

    How do Limoncello Jello Shits sound? We brought some back from Italy, I will try it!

    1 · May 4, 2014

  • Lisa C.

    We will bring cheesecake - approved by Miss. Erica :)

    May 5, 2014

  • sherry

    Can't wait to meet you too Yina!

    May 5, 2014

  • Alan

    Alan and Marcia- Eggplant parmigiana

    May 4, 2014

  • Tina D.

    Can't wait to meet you guys.

    May 4, 2014

  • Liz & M.

    We'll bring meatballs.

    May 3, 2014

    • joanne m.

      Roberts doesn't sound Italian to me lol

      1 · May 4, 2014

    • Liz & M.

      Doris Roberts is the actress that played Ray Barone's mother in "Everybody Loves Raymond" :)

      May 4, 2014

  • joanne m.

    I'm going to add chicken cacciatore to the menu also

    May 4, 2014

    • joanne m.

      Ok since Tina is graciously bringing chicken parmigiana. I will think of something else

      1 · May 4, 2014

  • Tina D.

    Hi Joanne, thank you for making this event possible for us, will be bringing " Chicken Parmigiana " and a bottle of Vino.

    2 · May 4, 2014

  • Liz & M.

    Hi Joanne - we want to say thank you for opening your home to the group! We'll help with set up or clean up. Need any folding chairs or portable folding tables - let me know!

    2 · May 3, 2014

    • Liz & M.

      You got it!

      May 3, 2014

    • joanne m.

      Gracias

      May 4, 2014

  • Tina D.

    My number is[masked]

    May 4, 2014

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