Wednesday, September 6, 2017

CCR Official 2017-2018 Season Opening Party - September 26, 2017

Our traditional cocktail party to officially open the new Canadian Club of Rome season will be returning to one of our favourite locations! H.E. Dennis A. Savoie, Canada's Ambassador to the Holy See, and Mme Claudette Savoie, CCR Patrons of Honour, have now moved to Villa Laurier, the official Canadian residence near Porta San Sebastiano, and, ever gracious with the CCR, they will be opening this gorgeous location overlooking the ancient Aurelian Walls to our members and guests.

CCR member Sylvie Gagnon's "Around You" catering will provide delicious, creative finger food and an open bar.

Buffet menu
Welcome cocktail
Spritz cocktail
Water flavoured with the "scents of the season"
Red & white wines "DOC Casale Vallechiesa"
Still and sparkling water

Mini pastry croissants with salmon
Cracker crisps with leak & speck julienne
Duchess potato boats with herb robiola cream cheese
Omelette strips with truffle cream
Caponata eggplant mix
Carrot and mint velouté
Rosemary potato cubes and chickpeas
Charcuterie boards with assorted DOP-quality coldcuts (Susianella Viterbese salami; salamis flavoured with coriander/red onion/honey)
"Slow Food"-certified herb beef fillet strips
Canapés with Mojito-scented cured lard paté/with raspberries/with garden vegetables
Fried truffle croquettes
Paccheri pasta with tomato, mozzarella and basil/with ricotta cheese and salmon
Gnocchetti Sardi pasta with cirtrus & ginger
Moroccan cous-cous with vegetables

Sweet endings:
"Birramisù" cups with hemp
Puff pastry flakes with caramelized apples and cinnamon

When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The gardens of the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Canada to the Holy See, Via di Porta San Sebastiano (exact address and parking details will be sent to confirmed participants only).
Cost: Current season (Sept.-June) CCR members €25 each, guests €35 each, including all food and drinks. Advance payment required.
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 on the evening of the event. Anyone not on the list will be denied admission.
RSVP and payment no later than 5 p.m. September 24th to, or until sold out. You are financially responsible for your reservation. Space is limited, so pre-pay a.s.a.p.