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

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

Individual Italian Grammar Classes Summer 2016

Grammitalia: Summer 2016 June 29, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Presente dei verbi (Basic) July 6, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Articoli, Sostantivi e Aggettivi (Basic) July 13, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Pronomi diretti, indiretti, combinati, particelle (Intermediate/Advanced) July 18, Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm Preposizioni semplici e articolate (Basic) July 19, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm Sequenza dei tempi al … Continue reading

A Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

Treat your mother to something special this year, bring her to Sentieri Italiani’s Wine Intensive! The weekend after Mother’s Day Sentieri is hosting Italian-trained wine sommelier Annie Shapero for an afternoon of Italian-wine education and tasting! After eight years in Italy, Annie now heads up DiVino, a wine tasting events … Continue reading