Christmas Eve Party

December 27, 2009 | In: Events

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It was a wonderful Christmas Eve party at  Mamma di Pino’s house. As you can imagine the food was marvelous. Christmas Eve dinner for many Italians is the perfect opportunity to indulge in delicious traditional fish dishes as well as traditional sweets (dolci). Lina served a variety of  seafood dishes typical of Italian cusine.

This year the Christmas menu (Menu di Natale) included five courses:

First course:

Second course:

Third course:

Fourth course:

  • Sautéed Baccala with Dried Peppers and chickpeas

Fifth course:

Dessert (Dolci):

Lina also served Focaccia alle Olive Verdi with Salad and Shrimp Cocktail.
The religious significance of the dishes prepared on Christmas Eve will vary from region to region.  What are most significant to me are the fond memories that this evening has provided my family and friends throughout our lives and the new ones we anticipate for the coming year.   This culinary feast will be sure to tantalize all of your senses.  A feast for the eyes, the warm glow of candles that adorn the table filled with savory fish and delectable sweets.  The inviting sounds of laughter, the “pop” of Prosecco and the chatter of glasses toasting the birth of Christ.  The evening will leave you with a taste like no other.  You will find yourself filled with gratitude, love and generosity that will carry throughout the coming year! 

 Buon Natale!

La Mamma di Pino  

2 Responses to Christmas Eve Party


Jo Ann Davis

December 29th, 2009 at 12:41 am

Dear Lina,

Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for sharing your wonderful hospitality with my daughter “Cindy” you have been a true inspiration to her, not only with your culinary skills but your friendship as well. Looking forward to cooking with you soon, and many thanks to Antonio for his kindness as well. May the New Year bring lots of joy and blessings to you and your family.


Ylenia Bruscino

January 2nd, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Wish I was there!

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