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Cooking class and dinner with me # 30
• What we'll do Join me for an HANDS ON Italian cooking class and dinner exploring some of the most traditional and known dishes della bella Italia. You will make a great dinner from scratch, sipping wine, listening to music and having fun with friends in the comfort of my home in Lafayette. The cost is $ 50.00 per person and includes the food, printed recipes, aprons, the use of all utensils, pots and pans, tablecloths...and dinner. If you are drinking, bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share, and be prepared to help cleaning ( in order to keep the cost down). The class is open to 16 people max. 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 (http://www.lvitaly.com/) , click on pay with cc, enter 50 on the item price ( no $ symbol) if you have a paypal account just send the $ 50.00 to [masked] or if YOU DON'T HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT, click on pay with debit or credit card ( at bottom of the page) , enter your info. The location is my home in Lafayette and I will email the address later. Cancellation Policy ( no exceptions) In case of cancellation, you will receive a credit for the same amount for any of my events ( related or not to meetups). If the cancellation is within 48 hours prior the event, you will loose your payment unless you or I can find a person to get your spot . Menu Malfatti or Gnudi ( spinach and ricotta dumplings) baked, crispy butter and sage and shaved Asiago Spaghetti alla Carbonara original recipe no peas, no onion, no cream, no cr..p, coarse pepper, Pecorino Romano Dark chocolate creme brulee Ciao, Valerio • What to bring a bottle of wine per person if you drink • Important to know You need to help cleaning up to keep the cost down

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This is a group for anyone interested in Italian food, wine, travel, culture and meeting new people with same interests. It is fun to cook together while drinking good wine and enjoy the food we created in a fun, casual and relaxed atmosphere. It is not necessary to have any culinary skills and may be, at the end of a Meetup, you will be able to make one of your favorite Italian dish!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started this group because I love food, good wines, friends outside my regular job (personal chef) and I like to have fun and laugh cooking and sipping wine without the stress of working always under pressure.

I created also an elite group, that is growing every day, of VIP members for their loyalty, help with the events, great cooking, personality, courtesy and now friendship. With the VIP status they will be always welcome to an event ( waiting list or not), they will not have to prepay for an event , more hors d'ouvres, preferred seating (at the dinner table), bigger portions, bigger pours of wine.......and I have also created a new status besides VIP. It is a step up, it is not a vice president or senior or any of this company cr..... I am honored to present the " MAFIOSO or MAFIOSA" status. The Mafioso( boy) or Mafiosa ( girl) is for outstanding achievement in the bringing the event on another level. The new status since April 2014 is "CLASSY" and I don't think it needs much of an explanation. The benefits to be " CLASSY" are .....just to be treated as a Queen or a King. In 2015 I introduced " Carbonaro" ( From omonimus pasta) and Pizzettaro or Pizzettara for achievements in making original Carbonara and Pizza Napoletana .

Ciao, Valerio

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