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Thursday, November 21, 7pm: Italian Holiday Feast with Paul Cullen and Claudia Baudo of Smackaroons
Thursday, November 21, 7pm: Italian Holiday Feast with Paul Cullen and Claudia Baudo of Smackaroons


 
Price $170.00

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Madonna made the expression “Italians do it better” a thing, and when it comes to holiday cooking, we can’t argue with that. The Italian (and Italian American) holiday season is steeped in culinary traditions. To share some of them, we are excited to welcome back Paul Cullen, former Bad Company bassist turned personal chef and sommelier, and Claudia Baudo, Founder of Smackaroons, artisanal coconut delights made here in Philadelphia. While touring Europe with Bad Company, Paul fell in love with fine wine, exquisitely prepared food and the culture that surrounds both. Years passed and Paul became a certified level sommelier, and he revisited the classic Italian recipes he learned from his grandmother and mother. He deepened his love — and knowledge — of Italian cuisine during visits to Italy, where he cooked with the local chefs, sipped with winemakers while strolling the vineyards and performed with Italian musicians. Paul brought all of these passions together in 2013 when he started an in-home dining service in the Rehoboth Beach area. Following a welcome glass of vin brûlé (red wine with warming spices of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, star anise, vanilla, allspice and black peppercorns), enjoy festive menu that features an Italian artisan formaggio tasting plate; insalata of orange, fennel and black olives drizzled with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil; traditional lasagne alla Bolognese with handmade pasta and homemade ricotta; and tiramisu vin santo. Mangia! Mangia!