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How to Plan an Italian Dinner Party
How to Plan an ITALIAN DINNER PARTY
Italian parties are all about good friends, good food, good wine, and good time.. This lens will provide you with all the information you need to plan a successful Italian theme party, including invitations, decorations, music, appetizers, meals, desserts, and cooking videos.
Italian Cards and Party Invitations
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Mail your party invitations to your guests at least to weeks in advance. These Italian themed party invitations from Zazzle can be personalized - for free! Invitations include envelopes.
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Set up your decorations the night before the party.
Transform your backyard or patio into an Italian bistro. Hang red, white and green streamers, use small Italy flags for place cards and drape the tables with red, white, and green tableclothes.
Place bowls of grapes on the tables for centerpieces and hang posters, or magazine cut outs, of Italy on the walls. If you have an Italy flag, hang it in the front yard or on the front door.
Italian Party Decorations
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Red Wine is a Must for an Italian Dinner Party
What's an Italian party without red wine, right? So, have plenty of bottles of red wine handy. You can serve cappuccino, espresso or lattes to guests that don't drink alcohol. Have your drinks ready so that you can offer them to your guests as they arrive.
Italian Red Wine
1. Amarone - Dry with a low acid content.
2. Barbera - A light to medium bodied red that is a bit fruitier in flavor characteristics.
3. Barolo - These are the biggest and boldest of Italian reds.
4. Chianti - Arguably the most well known of the Italian wines.
5. Lambrusco - A sweet tasting Italian red. It's light bodied and fizzy.
6. Montepulciano - Medium bodied with dark red fruit flavors with slightly vegetal overtones.
7. Sangiovese - This red wine is more on the earthy side in flavor characteristics with medium tannins and high acidity.
8. Valpolicella - Dry red wine with low tannins. This wine is sometimes described as lean, meaning they are slightly lacking in fruit flavor characteristics.
Most Popular Red Wines
1. Cabernet Sauvignon
3. Pinot Noir
These reusable identification tags allow your guests to lay claim to their wine glass during parties, tasting events, or any occurrence in which glasses could be easily confused amongst your guests.
These appetizers go nicely with an Italian themed party.
1. Italian cheeses
2. Antipasto salad
3. Fresh Mozzarella with tomato and basil
4. Fresh garlic and bruschetta breads
5. Pepperoni rolls
6. Mini meatballs
7. Italian sausage and peppers
8. Toasted garlic bread
9. Stuffed Mushrooms
Place your appetizers on the table about 10 minutes before your guests are expeted to arrive.
3. La Focaccia Ligure
4. La Piadina Romagnola
How to Make an Italian Tuna Salad
You can make some delicious Italian appetizers and serve them with cheeses and red wine or you can take it one step further and serve a couple of Italian main dishes too.
Main Dish Suggestions:
2. Stuffed ravioli
5. Bow Tie Pasta with Smoked Sausage
7. Meatball dishes
8. Sausage dishes
Italian Cooking For Dummies
Everybody loves Italian food, and with good reason. The cuisine extols hearty and healthy meals with the freshest ingredients, a diversity of flavors, and tried-and-true recipes (some of which date as far back as the Roman Empire) that are naturally low in saturated fats and calories. All this, and it tastes great, too! Discover the mouthwatering joys of Italian cooking with this complete guide to the regions and recipes of Italy. Celebrated chef Cesare Casella and seasoned food writer Jack Bishop lead you step-by-step through an entire full-course Italian meal, from antipasti, salads, and soups to pastas, entrees, and delicious desserts. Discover how to make your own fresh pasta, polenta, and pizza, and how to plan simple or elaborate dinners for every occasion. You'll find all the recipes and tips you need in Italian Cooking For Dummies, along with tons of advice on selecting the right herbs, ingredients, cooking tools, and utensils, and finding more information in print or online. The book also features a complete glossary of cooking terms and ingredients to help you enjoy la dolce vita.
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Italian Food Cooking Videos
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2. Lemon Ricotta Cake
3. Apple Fritters
4. Expresso Biscotti
5. Berries with Cannoli Cream.
These Italian desserts can be served with wine, cappuccino, espresso or lattes.
Italian Theme Shirts
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