Wednesday, June 5, 2019

360-Degree Reverie! - Official Season Closing Party - June 25, 2019

We're going to gaze out over another fabulous Roman panorama during our Official 2018-2019 Season Closing Party this year.

Many thanks to Air Canada for sponsoring this event. This is an enormous benefit to participants at this gorgeous party and further proceeds and fundraising during the event will be donated to the current CCR charity.

Buffet menu
Assorted “focaccine” - with cured pork and salty ricotta cheese; cheese and pepper; mozzarella and tomatoes
Eggplant Parmigiana minis
Caprese salad skewers
Prawn and mango cocktail
Teryaki salmon cubes
Mini club sandwiches - with turkey, lettuce and balsamic
Barley salad with pesto sauce, arugula, dried tomatoes and feta cheese
Mix of fried croquettes - arancini and supplì
Chicken wings with BBQ sauce

Cheese and pepper “mezzo pacchero” pasta

Mini cheeseburgers

Small sweets

Red and white wine
Orange and pineapple juice
Still and sparkling water 

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hotel Atlante Star Rooftop Terrace, Via G. Vitelleschi 34 (near Vatican City).
Cost: Current season (Sept.-June) CCR members €35 each, non-member guests €45 each. Advance payment required. The cost of this event has been kindly subsidized by Air Canada. Further proceeds will go to the current CCR charity. 
RSVP and payment no later than 5 p.m. June 23rd to ATTN Diana, or until sold out. You are financially responsible for your reservation. Space is limited, so pre-pay a.s.a.p. to account name: Marielle Lacroix, Bank:Intesa San Paolo, IBAN: IT22U0306967684510329915862, specifying name(s) of guest(s) and event name. (You may also pay for your 2019-2020 club dues with the same bank transfer but please specify which costs are included and send proof of payment to the club address.)

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Polpetta Aperitivo! - June 4, 2019

A polpetta-themed apéritif? Yes, we're going to meet for an informal drink and nibble at a spot where they believe every course can be turned into polpette -- meatballs, cheese balls, veggie croquettes, fish patties, and so on! Amazeballs, isn't it?!

Our aperitivo menu will include the choice of a glass of wine or beer or a cocktail, a selection of 5 different polpette, hot house-fried chips and a taste of pasta. Vegetarian options available.

When: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: "Polpetta," Via del Gazometro 14-18 (closest metro: Piramide)
Cost: fixed aperitivo formula €10, as described above; additional drinks and food to be paid separately. Please let us know if you're vegetarian.
RSVP: ATTN Anna by June 2, 2019.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

CCR Book Club - June 28, 2019

Note: Change of date!
The reading choice for the club's June meeting is "The Rules of Civility" by Amor Towles. The New York Times review calls it "romantic mischief in 1930s Manhattan."

When: Friday, June 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Where: Villa Pamphili area; exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Lunch: Please RSVP letting Luigi know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Luigi.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CCR Book Club - May 22, 2019

Our next meeting will discuss "Educated" by American autor Tara Westover.

The New Yorker review says that the author of this memoir "describes in detail the abuse (mental, emotional, and physical) that she endured growing up in [her off-the-grid] family and how she overcame these obstacles."

When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Piramide area; exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Luigi know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Luigi.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Eritrean Dinner - May 9, 2019

If you haven't already enjoyed Eritrean food, here's your chance! Both members and friends are welcome to this informal dinner.

Appetizers: Sambusa, Kategna & Falafel
Main course: Zighini with beef or chicken
Water included
Extra: wine or beer

When: Thursday, May 9, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ristorante Eritrea, Piazza del Gazometro 1 (closest metro: Piramide)
Cost: prix fixe meal will cost €14 per person with water, or €17 with wine or beer.
RSVP: ATTN Diana no later than Sun. May 5, 2019.