Saturday, November 21, 2015

CCR Holiday Season Dinner - December 14, 2015

There is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than an elegant dinner shared with friends. Known for its fresh fish and seafood prepared in the tradition and flavours of Sardegna, our restaurant choice for this year is Ristorante Eleonora D’Arborea.

To add to the holiday spirit, we’ll be having a 'Secret Santa' gift exchange. We ask that you each bring a small wrapped gift to exchange at the dinner. Funny, silly or serious, it should not cost more than 5 to 10 euros. Just one more way to have fun!

Ambassador to the Quirinale H.E. Peter McGovern and his wife, Mrs. Sharon McGovern, and Ambassador to the Holy See H.E. Dennis Savoie and his wife, Mrs. Claudette Savoie, will be joining us.

Holiday Welcome Drink

Sea bream (spigola) carpaccio
Salmon marinated in orange
Tuna with balsamic vinegar and soya sauce
Mussels sauteed with fresh cherry tomatoes
Gateau of Sardinian crisp bread (Pane Carasau), pecorino (sheep) cheese and swordfish
Fried baby octopus 

First Courses (Primi)
Seafood risotto
Pacchero tube pasta with kingfish (ricciola) and Pachino cherry tomatoes

Second Courses
Baked sea bass (branzino) with potatoes en croute
Grilled scampi and jumbo shrimp (mazzancolle)

Fresh vegetables with Italian oil dip (Pinzimonio)

Lemon sorbet or Almond parfait
Traditional Italian Sweet Loaf (Panettone), fruit, Sardinian cookies
Digestive liqueurs

Wine: Vermentino di Sardegna

When: Monday, Dec. 14, 2015
Where: Ristorante Eleonora D’Arborea, Corso Trieste 23.
Time: 8 p.m.
Cost: CCR members €45; non-members €50; each person should bring a fun, wrapped gift (value no more than €5-10) for the Secret Santa exchange. 
Dress: business suit 
RSVP and Payment: no later than 12 noon Thursday, December 10. Please note that those arriving without reservations cannot be accommodated.  RSVP to Linda at 
NB:  You are financially responsible for your reservation. Payment must be made in advance. Details will be given upon reservation.
Please inform us of any dietary requirements no later than December 9th. A special menu will be prepared for people who do not eat fish or seafood, but this and other dietary restrictions must be communicated to the CCR by December 9th.
Parking: garage entrance at  29 Corso Trieste (before 8 p.m.) – 207/A Via Alessandria (after 8 p.m.).