Wednesday, December 3, 2014

CCR Holiday Season Party - December 16, 2014

The Canadian Club of Rome is holding its 2014 holiday party at Casa Bleve, one of Rome's most famous enoteca-restaurants, equally renowned for its wine and its food. Members and friends can enjoy aperitivi and a delicious sit-down dinner with wine in Bleve's elegant covered cortile with its stained glass ceiling. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the year coming to an end and share plans for 2015. Space is limited, so please reserve early to avoid disappointment.

Menu -  a variety of fresh antipasti,  a hot primo with funghi porcini, a selection of Italian cheeses with marmellate, holiday desserts, coffee.
Prosecco, white, red and dessert wines, and still and sparkling water will accompany the meal.
The menu can accommodate vegetarians and people with an allergy to gluten.

: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Where: Casa Bleve, Via del Teatro Valle 48 (centro storico, two blocks west of the Pantheon)
Time: 8:00 p.m. aperitivi, 8:30 dinner
Cost: CCR members €35, non-members €50
Dress: business suit 
RSVP no later than Friday Dec. 12th at 5.00 p.m. to 
NB: You are financially responsible for your reservation. 
Please inform us of any dietary requirements upon RSVP.

Monday, December 1, 2014

CCR Film Talk with Olivia: "I Soliti Ignoti" - December 11, 2014

A fun potluck night together, looking at excerpts from one of the greatest films, rightly deserving to be among those which helped shape Italian identity between 1942 and 1978. "I Soliti Ignoti" received an Oscar (1959) and spawned a remake in English titled "Big Deal on Madonna Street." This highly acclaimed film by director Mario Monicelli starred some the greatest Italian actors of the time and is still considered a masterpiece of its kind, uncannily immersed in its own period and yet showing a tragic and ironic side which transcends its historical context. This Italian film with English subtitles will be shown in excerpts, with a break for refreshments.

Please confirm what you will be preparing for the potluck with Peter or Olivia when you reserve.

Maximum 12 participants.

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Via Tagliamento area. Exact address will be sent to participants upon confirmation.
Cost: CCR members €10, non-members €15 - plus potluck contribution.
RSVP: by Monday, December 8, ATTN Peter at or Olivia at

Monday, November 24, 2014

CCR Family Event: "Swan Lake" at Teatro Olimpico - December 13, 2014

Take this opportunity to enjoy the enchantment of a truly classic ballet with your family this holiday season at Rome's Teatro Olimpico. CCR adults and children will receive a special discount at this afternoon performance by Moscow Ballet of Classical Choreography - “La Classique” - of the Tchaikovsky masterpiece.

Where: Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17
When: Saturday, December 13, 2014 
Time: 4:00 p.m.  
Cost: Seats in rows M and N, center left. CCR member adults €27, CCR member children (aged 4 to 14) €13, Non-member adults €33, Non-member children €16.50. Limited availability.
More info & RSVP ATTN Peter to

Sunday, November 23, 2014

CCR Family Event: Secret Santa - December 2, 2014

Santa Claus will be making a special appearance for the CCR! This will be an event for the whole family, as the kids will play, snack and do Christmas crafts in addition to meeting Santa, while the adults enjoy an apéritif and socialize as well joining in some games and fun activities. The venue will be “Bimbilandia” – a huge amusement centre for children up to 10 years of age, with beautiful playgrounds, bouncy castles, ball pit, jungle room, and sports, etc., plus a special area for the tiny tots aged 0 to 4. Ice-skating is also available at an extra charge later in the evening.

What’s up with the “Secret Santa” bit? Everyone is invited to bring a wrapped gift for a child (possibly labeling it with boy/girl and a suitable age range) that will be donated to less fortunate children. Parents are also welcome to bring a wrapped gift for their own child or children (with their name on it) for our own Santa to give out during the get-together.

Bring your friends, too, because we all know “the more… the merrier!”

Where: Bimbilandia, Viale di Tor di Quinto 55/57; ample parking area.
When: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 6:00 p.m.  
Cost: Adults  €10 (includes apéritif with 2 drinks), Children €8 for access to the play area, also optional food for children available €5.
More info & RSVP by Nov. 28, 2014 ATTN Oksana to (please indicate whether you would also like the kids’ menu for your children)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CCR Book Club - January 23, 2015

Get ready for the first reading of the new year! In January 2015 the CCR Book Club will be discussing "The End of Your Life Book Club" by Will Schwalbe, which The New York Times review calls "a loving celebration of a mother by a son." 

When: Friday, January 23, 2015 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Janiculum/Gianicolo 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