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We are a group that loves Italian...food, fun and SPICY MEATBALLS! We try to get to all the different parts of the metro area, so hopefully we will go to some restaurants near you. Suggestions for places to go are always welcomed. My policy is for one free no-show, and after a second, I will remove you from the group, as it is not fair to those on the wait list or to the restaurant when people do not attend. Hope to see you soon. Thank you for joining!

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Live streaming cooking class # 16 Valerio

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Join me for this super fun and interactive live cooking class and cooking together. Let's forget about the virus for a bit and get our wine glass and the bottle ready for the live show. YOU ALSO WILL BE ABLE TO BOOK YOUR ONE ON ONE , FAMILY OR FRIENDS PRIVATE COOKING CLASS WITH ME ( email me at [masked]). I am giving you, in the recipe, the quantities for you to buy so we can cook together step by step. If you don't want to cook that night, just seat, relax and enjoy the class. This is how it is going to work: Pay online on my website www.lvitaly.com AT THE MOMENT OF SIGNING UP I will email you the recipe with detailed measurements ( upon payment) and 3 hours before the class starts, I will email you the access link to www.zoom.com for the live streaming class. Please, connect 30 - 45 min or so before the class starts. Get the ingredients out , cutting boards, knives, pots, pans, spices, etc.. in advance so we don't wait for you while you looking for them. Due to the changing Corona status, I have been asked about " what if I have my neighbors in my house for the class?" These are now the new class fees. Individual participant $ 16.00 Household ( family) $ 20.00 ( 1 flat fee) Friends together in one house $ 35.00 (1 flat fee) If you join the streaming without payment ( a friend forwarded the link), you will be removed from the live class immediately. For payments, go to my website www.lvitaly.com , click on check out with Paypal or on the cc logo at the bottom of every page. Enter the total amount ([masked]) on the item price ( no $ symbol), if you have a paypal account just send the total for the class to [masked] or if YOU DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, click on pay with debit or credit card, enter your info. If you pay with a company name, please, tell me who you are. There is not credit or refund in case of cancellation. The class fee you pay it is not transferable to another class. BE READY, IN THE NEXT CLASS I WILL "GO INSIDE" A LOT OF KITCHENS AND SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND HOW YOU ARE DOING IT. Menu Padellata di Mare alla Napoletana Mix seafood mussels, shrimps, fish of the day ( Alaskan Cod or, Halibut, or Rock fish, or Mahi Mahi.....) Napolitan style over grilled country bread Sinceramente and appassionatamente Valerio Castellano

We are back together. A celebration of Italian food and world wines

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It is time to reopen our social interactions, let's get together in a safe and fun way. We will be seating MOST LIKELY INSIDE ( MAX 10 PEOPLE) at least 3-5 feet away from each other except couples and I will wear a nice colorful mask and gloves for your safety. Isn't that romantic? I will provide hand sanitizers, paper towels in the bathroom, together with a bottle of alcohol to spray after each visit and bla, bla, bla.......Trust me I am PARANOID about this. You would have to be without any symptom whatsoever since 2 weeks. Measure your temperature before arriving. Wash your hands as soon as you arrive. So, let's enjoy this fun and delicious evening featuring unknown wines from different part of the world ,paired with a great traditional Tuscan style dinner. The pours for the tasting (4 DIFFERENT WINES) will be generous enough for the dinner and the wines I have chosen, are not easy to find . THIS IS NOT AN EVERYDAY COMMERCIAL WINES EVENING!!!!!! I will provide everything, from FOOD, WINE, WINE GLASSES, tables, chairs, flatware, plates, table linens,………..bla,bla…… The cost is $ 62.00 per person including everything and PREPAYMENT IS REQUIRED at moment of signing. NEW POLICY : please, don't rsvp and not pay , you will be removed from the list . NO EXCEPTIONS!! ( If you are removed, you can always pay and get back in) For payments, go to my website www.lvitaly.com and click on Paypal or on the cc logo at the bottom of every page. Enter 62 on the item price ( no $ symbol) if you have a paypal account just send the $ 62.00 to [masked] or if YOU DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, click on pay with debit or credit card, enter your info. The event will be at my home in Lafayette and I will email the address later to the attendees. Due to the Corona situation and the limited seating, there is no refund or credit in case you want to cancel. By attending, you agree to hold harmless and release all host / venues from any liability. Please behave in a responsible/appropriate manner while attending the wine tasting. Wine menu not in order of tasting Romain Duvernay Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu 2017 France Moonset Knights Valley Zinfandel 2016 Sonoma County USA Casar de Burbia Bierzo Mencía 2014 Spain Barbanera Super Tuscan Ser Passo Toscana IGT 2016 Italia Dinner menu Little chef surprise Malfatti al forno spinach and ricotta dumplings baked with Fontina, Parmigiano, crispy butter sage Rostinciana Toscana pork baby back ribs with Tuscan herbs, roasted potatoes, gojuchang and agave sauce Dark Belgian chocolate mousse, chipotle essence, whipped cream Baci, Valerio

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