And to all a good night!

It wasn’t the night before Christmas but Sentieri Italiani and company enjoyed themselves as if it were! Our friends from MUNNO prepared an especially delicious buffet, and live entertainment, featuring Natalja Aicardi on vocals and Gary Cestaro playing the keyboard, added to the festive mood of the night. Sentieri’s traditional raffle … Continue reading

Eat, Drink & Play with Sentieri at Munno!

Sentieri’s First Event of 2018 • Sunday, January 21st  In Italy the aperitivo has long been a popular custom. As of late that concept has expanded beyond chips and nuts and a new trend was born — the apericena. Many Italian bars are now offering a buffet of hot and cold appetizers … Continue reading

A Taste of Campania at Due Lire

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th Sentieri Italiani and about 40 friends filled Due Lire Vino & Cucina in Chicago’s Lincoln Square for an evening of delicious food, southern-style. Grazie to owner Massimo di Vuolo and staff for giving us an opportunity to experience an authentic taste of the cuisine of Naples.Our group … Continue reading

Travel to Italy with Sentieri in Summer 2018

HURRY! Registration Deadline Is December 8, 2017 Travel to Central Italy with Sentieri Tours — Next Summer • June 24 – July 8, 2018 Join Sentieri Tours next summer when we journey to central Italy where there’s something for everyone: medieval hill towns and country roads, museums with iconic works of art, cosmopolitan … Continue reading

The 2018 Lina Tonello Scholarship Recipients

  In 2009, on September 27th, Daniela Cavallero’s mother passed away. Lina Tonello was a woman who strongly encouraged Daniela throughout her life. This inspiration and support lead Daniela to open the Italian school known to all of us as Sentieri. In 2009, to honor her mother’s memory, Daniela had … Continue reading

La Cena Piemontese – A culinary visit to the Langhe

La Cena Piemontese • September 24th   On Sunday, September 24th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Osteria Langhe in Chicago’s Logan Square for an evening of slow food and fine wine. Grazie to co-owners Aldo Zaninotte and Chef Cameron Grant and the staff for giving us this opportunity to experience … Continue reading

Regional Dining — CAMPANIA!

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th “Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”   You’ll experience a taste of Naples when dining at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in vibrant Lincoln Square. Their dynamic menu highlights authentic recipes from the region of Campania that are prepared with seasonal and local ingredients with … Continue reading

My Florence: The Sara Leonard Scholarship

The Sara Leonard Scholarship — My Florence I met Sara Leonard many years ago when I was teaching at the Italian Cultural Institute. When I left she followed me to Sentieri Italiani along with other students. She stayed with me through all the years. I really admired Sara; she was smart, … Continue reading

La Cena Pugliese – A tasty time was had by all!

On Sunday, March 12th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Via Veneto in Chicago for a specially prepared Cena Pugliese. Highlights of the dinner included fried calamari, orecchiette con rapini, risotto patate e cozze and the super tasty salsiccia Barese alla griglia which was served with fave e cicoria!  Grazie … Continue reading

It’s March – FOLLOW UP ST. PAT’S…

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… WITH ST. JOE’S! BY JACK PILIPONIS   When you’ve finished being Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, move on and enjoy St. Joseph’s Day like an Italian! It is only two days later, on March 19th. Well known as the “foster father” of Jesus, St. Joseph has been honored on … Continue reading