Pasta Party? You probably thought we'd be stuffing our faces with pasta after a Gran Fondo, right? Wrong. Saturday was another edition of a spring or fall tradition - the gathering of friends around the table to create delicious, all homemade RAVIOLI. Above you can see Zio Lorenzo cranking out the fresh-egg pasta while (clockwise from Larry: Sara, Lillian and Nick work their magic creating these tasty pillows of dough filled with things like a classic ricotta & spinaci, funghi, zucca, chicken, a mixture of cheese and bits of salami(?) which was suprisingly good, and finally a filling made from beef braised in wine.
Some eating was done as any of the ravioli with defects are instantly cooked and consumed as a form of quality-control and a reward for everyone's efforts. Once they're all sorted, bagged and consigned to the freezer and the mess is more-or-less cleaned up, more snacks emerge to go with some nice bottles of vino.
The final tradition is the sorting of the spoils - since each couple brings some fillings while Harry & Leather provide the pasta - the 6-700 delicious pillows are divided up equally so they can be taken home to be enjoyed...in some cases right away!!!
Grazie mille to Lillan, Brent, Nick and Sara for joining us!!!