Wednesday, September 21, 2016

CCR Book Club - October 18, 2016

The CCR Book Club's next book choice is the novel-memoir "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald.

When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Piazza Bologna area -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Nicoletta know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Membership Renewal Aperitivo - September 22, 2016

Here's the perfect chance to get together, tantalize your taste buds, and get in payments for your CCR membership dues or for upcoming events!

We'll be meeting at a cute little wine bar in the Prati area with a great wine cellar and excellent quality cheeses, coldcuts, small plates and more.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Passaguai Vin Café, Via Pomponio Leto, 1 (near Piazza Risorgimento); tel. 0687451358
Cost: A la carte, No-Host/pay-your-own.
Notes: RSVP to to let us know whether to save space for you (though we can't guarantee we'll all be seated together). The venue is small and cosy!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Canadian Thanksgiving Lunch - October 9, 2016

The CCR invites you to our traditional lunch to celebrate Thanksgiving Day! In Canada it falls on the second Monday of October but here in Rome we'll get together for a great Sunday lunch.

Take this opportunity to celebrate with families and friends both old and new, at an informal gathering at an old Roman inn on the Via Flaminia. They will be preparing roast turkey especially for the Canadian Club of Rome.

appetizers of bruschetta, assorted salami, mini beef meatballs and deep fried vegetables
homemade ravioli filled with ricotta and topped with tomato sauce
main course of oven-roasted turkey
with stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce
oven-roasted potatoes
red and white house wine
pumpkin tarte with whipped cream

Date: Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Time: 12:30 p.m. Mingling & Prosecco Aperitif; 1 p.m. Lunch service begins.
Where: Trattoria “Ai Due Ponti” – via Flaminia 858, Rome, tel: 06 3332518, see here for directions.
Note: parking available on premises; the trattoria can be reached by a train ride from Piazzale Flaminio and/or public transportation. From Flaminio, take the old Roma-Viterbo commuter rail (if exiting the Flaminio metro A-line station, go to your right after the turnstiles, and then turn right once you're at the top of the stairs to the surface) to the "Due Ponti" stop. Then walk back down along that side of the Via Flaminia to number 858. Illustrated directions can be provided by CCR via email.
Cost: Advance payment required to confirm seats. 35 euros CCR members; 45 euros non-members. €20 for CCR children and €25 for non-CCR children 10 and under, but babies are no charge!
RSVP: RSVP to and payment (email Proof of Payment from bank) by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 2015.
Please NOTE: You are financially responsible for your reservation. Spaces are limited so reserve early.

CCR Walks: "Terraemotus!!!" - Roman Earthquakes - October 16, 2016

Earth-shaking gods and divine punishments have regularily made their presence felt in Rome's history and on its landscape. This walk from the Coliseum to the Field of Mars will look at Rome's geology, its building techniques, and the impact of earthquakes and tremors on the city's history in ancient and modern times, and the challenges facing its inhabitants and policy makers.

Earthquake depicted by Giulio Romano in the Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo Tè, Mantua

When: Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. sharp departure, 9:30 for coffee beforehand.
Meeting point: Colosseo area; exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP required by Thu. Oct. 13th, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Official Opening of the CCR 2016-2017 Season - September 29, 2016

This year, H.E. Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada, and Mrs Sharon McGovern, CCR Patrons of Honour, will be back at Villa Grandi as their official residence and, generous as always, they are welcoming us into their magnificent gardens for the Canadian Club of Rome's season opening reception.

CCR member Sylvie Gagnon's "Around You" catering will be back, delighting our palates with creative finger food and an open bar. 

Buffet Aperitif
Roman Panzanella (bread salad)
Caprese cups (mozzarella, tomato & basil)
Pear and gorgonzola pouches

Speck ham and provola cheese tortes
“Cotto e ricotta” ham and ricotta cheese nuggets
Pastry and tuna mousse spoonfuls
Potato, porcino mushrooms and mozzarella savoury pie
Bread and coldcut rolls
Bresaola (beef) and curcuma cream or chive cream rolls
Birramisù (beer tiramisù!)
“Water” cake with berries
Cookies with peanuts and chocolate chips
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails
Assorted fruit juices
Red and white wines from the Lazio Region
Sparkling and still mineral water

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: The gardens of the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Canada to Italy, Via di Porta Latina (exact address and parking details will be sent to confirmed participants only).
Cost: 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, it is required that you have photo ID on the evening of the event. Unfortunately anyone not on the list will be denied admission.
RSVP and payment no later than 5 p.m. September 27th to You are financially responsible for your reservation. There are a limited number of spaces.