24 July 2007

An Italian BBQ


For Andrea's birthday last week, we celebrated with an Italian barbecue party in Moneglia. We couldn't help but to add a Texan touch, however, with a big bottle of very-well-received Rudy's barbecue sauce that Emi insisted on bringing back from Boerne. I also introduced grilled pineapple, which no one had ever heard of, and it turned out being a huge hit.

THE EVENING'S MENU:

Appetisers:

-Bresaola and Goat Cheese rolls on a bed of arugula.

-Tuna salad

-Bruschetta with bread toasted on the grill

-Vegetable quiche

First Course:

-Spaghetti with zucchini

-Spaghetti using the remaining bruschetta as sauce

Second Course:

-grilled pork chops and chicken breasts

-grilled veggies (eggplant, bell peppers and onions marinaded in rosemary and olive oil, salt and pepper)

-grilled pineapple

-fresh salad from the garden

Dessert:

-White cake with home-made pastry cream and fresh berries.

-Sgroppino



3 comments:

LaLaLaLeah said...

WOW.
Flashes of the countless memorable Italian culinary moments I've experienced cluttered my mind and set my heart a-beatin'.
Beautiful - food, people, place and moment. Thanks for sharing!

amajoy said...

What Leah said. Looks like an amazing time. YUMMY! Thanks again.

Jenn D said...

GRANDE ITALIAN BBQ!!! You also reminded me that I need to share with Davide the wonder that is Rudy's BBQ Sauce!