Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Now You're Cooking Northern Indian Specialities - October 20, 2014

Join the CCR for a lesson in cooking some favourite dishes from North India. To start off with, we learn how to prepare Samosas (vegetarian and beef) while we enjoy a glass of prosecco. Then, for the main course, we'll prepare and enjoy Saag Paneer (spinach with home-made cheese), Tandoori Chicken, and Daal Makhani (buttered lentils), served on basmati rice with a side of Cucumber Raita (cucumbers in a yoghurt sauce) and, for the daring, hot pickles.  Carrot Halwah (prepared in advance) will be served for dessert.

Please bring paper and pens to take notes! Note that the main course and dessert contain milk. Space is limited so book right away! 

When: Monday, October 20, 2014 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Where: CCR member's private residence in the Vittorio Emanuele area. Exact address will be sent to confirmed participants. 
Cost: CCR members 10, guests 20. Includes meal. 
RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com by Wednesday, October 15.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CCR Aperitivo for BRA Day - October 15, 2014

Serious Fun for a Serious Cause

That’s the way we like it at the Canadian Club of Rome! Yes, we love to have fun, but we also love to support worthy causes. Once again we’ll be combining the two as we gather for BRA Day on October 15th.

“Bra?!” you may exclaim. Yes, that stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, a worldwide day to raise awareness of breast cancer and recovery. Started by Toronto doctor Mitch Brown, BRA Day has been adopted in Italy by ANDOS (Associazione Nazionale Donne Operate al Seno), CCR’s charity of choice last season. Our get-together will be an opportunity to officially present the charity with the funds our members have raised.

So, let’s get together for a great aperitivo at the stylish Officina Settembrini and expect to have A LOT of fun! CCR Member and hair stylist extraordinaire Rick Breco will be our Master of Ceremonies as we meet two speakers discussing their experiences, in between games, drinks and laughs. This event will be our English-language contribution to the Italian-language events organized earlier in the day by ANDOS for BRA Day Italy.

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Officina  Settembrini, Via Giuseppe Avezzana 19/21 (Piazza Mazzini area)
Cost:10 euro for CCR members, €15 for guests
RSVP: to canadarome@gmail.com by Oct. 14, 2014

CCR President Diana with BRA doctors Mitch Brown, Roy Devita, Jose Luis Martin del Yerro and Stefano Pompei

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Canadian Thanksgiving Lunch - October 12, 2014

The Canadian Club of Rome invites you to our traditional lunch to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving Day!

Peter takes on the turkey at last year's lunch!
appetizers of bruschetta, assorted salami, mini beef meatballs and deep fried vegetables
homemade pasta/primo 
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 12th, 2014
Time: 12:30 p.m. Mingling & Prosecco Aperitif; 1 p.m. Lunch service begins. 
Place: Trattoria “Ai Due Ponti” – via Flaminia 858, Rome, tel: 06 3332518, see http://www.trattoriaaidueponti.it/dove-siamo for directions. 
Note: parking available on premises; the trattoria can be reached by a short 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.
Cost: 35 euros CCR members; 45 euros non-members (advance payment). €20 for CCR children and €25 for non-CCR children 10 and under, but babies are no charge!
RSVP: RSVP by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 7th, 2014, to canadarome@gmail.com
Please NOTE: You are financially responsible for your reservation. Spaces are limited so reserve early.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CCR 2014-2015 Official Season Opening - September 25, 2014

The official opening of the Canadian Club of Rome will take place at the Official Residence of H.E. Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada, and Mrs Sharon McGovern, CCR Patrons of Honour.

The open bar will be serving prosecco, white and red wine, juices, and still and sparkling water.

There will be a wide variety of locally-sourced, organic finger foods. 

Kindly provided by Vinamor

When: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Where: The gardens of the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Canada to Italy, Via di Porta San Sebastiano (further address details will be sent to confirmed participants). 
Cost: CCR members €25 each, guests €35 each, including all food and drinks (Vinamor on Facebook) 
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 the evening of the event. Unfortunately anyone arriving without the required ID will be denied entrance. 
RSVP no later than 5 p.m. September 23rd to canadarome@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation. – There are a limited number of spaces. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

CCR Book Club - October 14, 2014

NB: Corrected date!

The first meeting of the CCR Book Club of the 2014-2015 season will take place on October the 1st and, as usual, it will be at the home of one of our regular participants. We will be discussing our summer "book assignment": David Grossman's "To the end of the land."

When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito

On a related note, avid readers in Rome will be thrilled to hear that Margaret Atwood will speak at the Teatro Argentina on Wednesday, September 17th at 9 p.m. Entrance is free. This event is being held in relation to the publication of  her book  L'altro inizio (title of the Italian translation), published by Ponte alle Grazie.