Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pranzetto all'italiana: A Lovely Italian Lunch - June 11, 2016

Come and join the CCR for an informal late spring lunch and discover a funky new bistrot and wine bar a bit off the beaten path, in the Appio Latino area. Stefano Minelli has recently opened his dream venue and has put together a nice menu just for us.


Let's enjoy the classic Italian "pranzetto" of delicious food, great wine and leisurely conversation among friends.

Antipasti
Mixed bruschette
Treccia of buffala mozzarella from Campania
Omelette roll with Italian salsa tonnata (tuna sauce)

Primo
Fusilli with creamy eggplant sauce and salty ricotta

Secondo 
choice of:
Involtini (rolls) of chicken with pancetta
or
Zucchini flan

Mixed salad

Dessert

Choice of
red, white or sparkling wine
Water

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Where: Via Acaia -- exact name and address sent to confirmed participants.
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost:  €20 for members, €25 for non-members.
RSVP to canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Marielle by Tue. June 7th, 2016. Please note that you are financially responsible for your reservation.

CCR Aperitivo Competition - June 4, 2016

With so many great cooks in our CCR community, what better way to showcase our culinary ability than through some healthy -- and scrumptious -- rivalry? So here's our "aperitivo competition"!


With a partner, prepare and bring your favourite appetizer (savoury or sweet) and an accompanying drink (wine, beer, liquor or non-alcoholic) for a tasting for 16. Participants will vote on the best aperitivo in two categories: best overall; and presentation/innovation. Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

To top it off, all entry fees will go towards supporting this yea'rs CCR charity, Frontier College’s Lieutenant Governor’s Aboriginal Summer Reading Camps.

Where: Residence of CCR member (Piazza Vittorio Emanuele area) -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
When: Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  €5 for members and €10 for non-members, plus your food and drink entries.
RSVP to canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Sangita by Wed. June 1, 2016. Please note that you are responsible for your reservation.

Friday, May 6, 2016

CCR Walks: Coppedè Quarter - May 28, 2016

Join us for the last tour of the season charting the rise of modern Rome and its early 20th-century expansion by visiting the Quartiere Coppedè and its surroundings. The enchanting fairy-tale atmosphere of this little-known neighbourhood, adjacent to the Viale Regina Margherita and not far from Via  Nomentana, is also echoed in Prince Giovanni Torlonia's folly house, which is nestled among the trees of Villa Torlonia and which acquired its present name (Casina delle Civette, or House of the Owls) in 1906. Today one of Rome's art museums, it houses one of the city's best collections of art nouveau stained glass.


When: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 9:45 a.m. sharp departure, 9:30 for coffee beforehand.
Meeting point: Exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members, plus €6 museum admission.
RSVP required by Thu. May 26th, ATTN Joe at canadarome@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

CCR Book Club - May 25, 2016

For its May meeting, Canadian Club of Rome book club members will be reading "A Constellation of Vital Phenomena" by Anthony Marra. The Washington Post review calls it "a flash in the heavens that makes you look up and believe in miracles."


When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Piazza Vittorio 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: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito.

Friday, April 22, 2016

CCR Walks: The Protestant Cemetery - May 8, 2016

In 1716, Pope Clement XI granted members of the exiled Stuart court the right to be buried near the Pyramid of Caestius. Since then countless artists, diplomats, children, pastors, invalids, eccentrics and exiles, mostly non-Catholics, have been laid to sleep in the shadow of Rome's great Piramide Cestia. Come explore the so-called Protestant Cemetery and learn some of the many tales told by the silent tombstones, on a walk held to mark the historic cemetery 's 300th anniversary. 


When: Sunday, May 8, 2016
Time: 9:45 a.m. departure, 9:30 for coffee beforehand.
Meeting point: Exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €15 for members and €20 for non-members, including a €5 contribution for the upkeep of the cemetery, which is entirely private and has no public funding.
RSVP required by Thu. May 5th, ATTN Joe at canadarome@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.