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Christmas Aperitivo- Sold Out

  • 2 days ago · 7:00 PM
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PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY - i.e. you are on the 'going' list on this page. There is a list on the door as we have limited space. 

This event is now sold out

We are delighted to invite you to our Grand Italian Cuisine event on Saturday, 3 December as we return to Giovanni Rana, the picturesque Italian restaurant that brings an authentic taste of Italy to London.

Those of you who came last time will know what a great night it was! Pics below.

With over 50 years in the business, Giovanni Rana is famed in his home country as the King of Tortellini. He has been making pasta for people to enjoy at home since 1962, and the Giovanni Rana pasta brand is now available in 37 countries, with the brand internationally recognised as a guarantee of good taste and quality.

If you are passionate of Italian Culture and Food, come solo or with friends to  indulge in some fine delicacies.

Purchase a fixed price Cocktail on arrival (£10 on the door) and enjoy complimentary buffet including Italian appetisers such as Bruschetta tomatoes and Basil /with Avocado Cream, Focaccia filled with Ham and Cheese,  Pizza slices, Italian Sandwiches and Fresh salad.

It includes hot Food such as Fried Ravioli leek and mascarpone Cheese, fried ravioli spicy Calabrian nduja, and of corse, lots of Home Daily Made Fresh Pasta such as Ravioli Carbonara, Ravioli Amalfi style, Paccheri all’ arrabbiata 

Drinks served will be Aperol Spritz, Prosecco, Negroni, Campari Spritz, Beer and Glass of wine

As in the typical italian Aperitivo, you will pay for the drink which needs to be purchased in order to have the stuzzichini.

The first drink price including the stuzzichini, is £10 then you can order drink a’ la carte

Restaurant Giovanni Rana will take customers on a tour of Italy's dining habits.

An experience not to be missed :-)

If you have ever experienced any of our aperitivos, you already know these events are extremely popular so you are expected to RSVP correctly.

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY - 

i.e. you're on the going list. The waiting list is not the going list as there are limited places available. 

I hope to increase the places available closer the date so please join the waiting list if places are not available as people do drop out.

RSVPs 

You are expected to rsvp correctly for this event.

People who rsvp incorrectly for this event may be removed from the group. This event is likely to be a sell out and there may well be a waiting list. 

If you do not turn-up it is unfair for our hosts, those on the waiting list and myself. If you need to change your rsvp you need to do so by 12 noon on Thursday 1 December so someone can take your place.

Thank you. 

Reminder - we are not a beginners group.



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  • david m.

    Really good as always. Thanks Simon!

    Yesterday

  • Iris

    It was a nice evening, but... where's the panettoneeeee?? :):):)
    well done Simon!

    Yesterday

    • Simon

      Lol but Francesca this was part of my master plan for the perfect evening!!! I know some love to complain so rather than providing the perfect evening I leave one minor imperfection for them to pick at. In this way I create the perfect evening for everybody 😄😀😀😄

      1 · Yesterday

  • Giuliana

    Grazie Simon per una bella serata ben organizzata - great food and company!

    Yesterday

  • penny r.

    Very well organised, as usual. Thank you, Simon.

    1 · Yesterday

  • Perihan

    Serata molto carina. Grazie!!

    Yesterday

  • Lorenzo

    Una bella serata della qualità consueta. Tutto era ben organizzato da Simon. Complimenti e grazie mille.
    Personalmente non avrei potuto mangiare di più.
    La compagnia e il cibo erano eccellenti.

    Yesterday

  • Kay G.

    Very good.

    Yesterday

  • Simon

    Giovanni Rana did us proud as allays great food and company cheers

    1 · Yesterday

  • Simon

    Thanks for coming everybody!

    3 · Yesterday

  • Samantha

    Always well organised, great events, and friendly people 😃

    1 · Yesterday

  • Ekaterina

    Bel posto, buonissimi stuzzichini e cari amici.. Che potevo desiderare di più?

    Grazie infinite per l'ottima festa Simon!

    Yesterday

  • Giulia

    Non posso venire alla fine, spero che qualcun'altro possa prendere il mio posto

    2 days ago

  • Ali

    Buona sera,

    Avrei una domanda...

    Arrivo e pago 10 sterline...e così posso mangiare quanto voglio? So di sembrare un avvoltoio ma finisco di lavorare alle 5 domani sera, e mi unisco a voi subito dopo...cioè vengo a stomaco vuoto...Insomma...pago dieci sterline e basta? Ho dato un'occhiata alla lista:

    enjoy complimentary buffet including servings of Bruschetta tomatoes and Basil /with Avocado Cream, Focaccia filled with Ham and Cheese, Pizza slices, Italian Sandwiches, Fresh salad and more Italian appetizers

    Hot Food as Fried Ravioli leek and mascarpone Cheese, fried ravioli spicy Calabrian nduja, and of corse, lots of Home Daily Made Fresh Pasta such as Ravioli Carbonara, Ravioli Amalfi style, Paccheri all’ arrabbiata Ci saranno tutte queste cose e basta che io paghi dieci sterline? E' che c'è così tanta roba che sono un po' incredulo...

    Vabbè...aspetto la risposta, ciao ciao!

    2 days ago

    • Ali

      Non mi aspettavo che si trattasse di una cena a tre portate...grazie per la risposta.

      1 · 2 days ago

    • Ali

      Piu' che altro mi chiedevo...se volessi mangiare del cibo in piu', potrei pagare per averlo...ma non fa niente, mi portero' dietro la carta per il conto in banca.

      2 days ago

  • Kenneth C.

    Hi, I am really sorry I cannot attend due to a late change in a work commitment. Hope it gives someone else the chance to go.

    2 days ago

  • Simon

    Hi all, A reminder this is completely full. No guests unless you have added them on the guest list as is always the case cheers Simon

    2 days ago

  • John H.

    Sorry, i've also come down with a cold, so better all round that i don't come. Hope you can reallocate the place and have a great time, everyone. - J.

    3 days ago

  • Giovanni

    Apologies, am not feeling too well and don't think I'll make it. Hope you all have fun.

    4 days ago

  • Alessandra

    Hi Simon,
    In what list am I?

    5 days ago

    • Simon

      Hi Alessandra

      5 days ago

    • Simon

      You need to look on the list. As stated on the event details if you are on the 'going' list you have one place, if you are on the waiting list you are waiting as the event is full and we are at capacity so you dont have a place unless other people drop out. cheers Simon

      5 days ago

  • Alessandra

    Voglio venire!

    November 23

  • Gigi

    Hi Simon,

    sorry my plans have changed.

    I wish you all an enjoyable evening!

    November 28

  • Jan K.

    Simon,
    I have been a member for a number of years, but seem to have been dropped from the list of those who are being notified of events and can only find this out by using the app. Is this now standard?

    November 26

  • Maddalena G.

    Anche io vorrei partecipare dove si trova il ristorante?

    November 15

    • Simon

      Hi Maddalena, you need to log-in and all of the address details are there, cheers Simon

      November 15

  • alily74

    Really Simon, is that all? What are £10 for then?

    November 15

    • Simon

      Hi Alily, you need to read the event description... cheers Simon

      November 15

  • penny r.

    Simon, I was a full member, paid my dues, but maybe it expired this month? I'll happily pay for another year. Just let me know.

    November 14

  • Ali

    Ciao Simon, ho appena dato le dieci sterline per diventare un membro del gruppo. Spero di poter partecipare anche a questo incontro. Buon fine settimana.
    Ciao!
    Ali

    November 12

  • alily74

    Ciao, sono Carmela, mi piacerebbe partecipare a questo meet up, cosa devo fare esattamente?

    November 12

    • Simon

      Hi Carmela, its easy just turn up at the restaurant at 7pm on the 3 December.

      November 14

    • Simon

      thanks Simon

      November 14

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