February 19, 2017: A good time was had by all at Sentieri’s Briscola Tournament at Bella ‘Mbriana!

Sentieri and friends had a fun evening of competitive card playing, drinks and antipasti on February 19th. After four rounds of intense play the new champions were declared — Sharon and Debora each won Sentieri memberships as a result of their formidable Briscola skills.  Watch this website for more enjoyable evenings with … Continue reading

Celebrate Carnevale …

… IN TUTTA ITALIA! BY JACK PILIPONIS   Like many countries with strong Catholic/Christian culture and traditions, Italy marks the weeks leading up to Lent with colorful, sensual, food- and drink-filled celebrations. In Italy, it’s called “Carnevale,” derived from Latin “carnem levare” — take the meats; in ancient times that … Continue reading

Regional Dining — PUGLIA!

La Cena Pugliese • March 12th Experience the southern cuisine of Puglia with Sentieri Italiani at Via Veneto! antipasti: • Calamari Fritti • Focaccia Barese primi: • Orecchiette con Rapini (Oil and Garlic) • Risotto Patate e Cozze (Tiella) secondi: • Salsiccia Barese alla Griglia (con Fave e Cicoria) • Calamari Ripieni dolce: • Cannoli … Continue reading

How to Make the Real Ragu !

What you call Bolognese sauce in America, we call ragù in Bologna, home to one of the most popular meat-based pasta sauces the world over. Don’t be fooled by those tourist-trap menus baiting you with “spaghetti with ragù alla Bolognese”: ragù is to be consumed chiefly with tagliatelle. Other pasta … Continue reading

Celebrate summer Italian style with Ferragosto on August 15

 If you have been to Europe you’re likely aware that Europeans DO take their vacations and often take them in August. Italians carry it a step further, with a cherished full-scale national holiday every August 15, “Ferragosto.” While Italians celebrate Ferragosto in many ways, the common denominator is rest from … Continue reading