Wednesday, September 19, 2012

CCR 2012-2013 Season Opening at Canada's Official Residence in Rome - September 27, 2012

This year, once again, we will be having our grand opening cocktail party at the official residence of Canada's representative to the Italian state. Located on the grounds of the homes of an Imperial Prefect of ancient Rome and of Scipio Africanus, the residence is bordered by the beautifully-preserved remains of the acqueduct that fed the nearby Baths of Caracalla. 

The Canadian Club of Rome thanks H.E. James Fox, Ambassador of Canada, and Mrs Nurys Estrella Fox, CCR Patrons of Honour, for opening their gorgeous villa grounds to us again this year. 

The open bar will be serving both an alcohol-based and non-alcoholic version of a specially-created cocktail, in addition to sangria, Bellini cocktails, and still and sparkling water.

Finger food will include an assortment of tapas such as tortilla de patatas and tortilla de espinacas; crostini with escarole and black olives, with pancetta, soft stracchino cheese and spicy Calabrian n'duja, and with anchovies and bufala mozzarella; cups of basmati rice with crunchy vegetables; Caprese salad skewers; peppery cheese potato croquettes; and mini-meatballs in tomato sauce.

When: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: The gardens of the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Canada to Italy, Via di Porta Latina 11
Cost: CCR members €25 each, guests €30 each -- includes all food and beverages 
N.B. This event is open to guests only if accompanied by fully paid and registered CCR members.
Security: Mandatory registration of all participants. Please note that due to security requirements we will need the full name of each person attending at the time of booking. Also, you are required to have photo ID to show security personnel on the evening of the event. Unfortunately anyone arriving without the required ID will be denied entrance.
RSVP: by noon on September 26, 2012, to You are financially responsible for your reservation.