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Last chance to reserve for gourmet Italian dinner featuring Domenica Marchetti, April 4

March 30, 2017 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Cookbook by Domenica Marchetti

Cookbook by Domenica Marchetti

Experience an Italian dinner dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean art of food preservation with acclaimed cookbook author
Domenica Marchetti on April 4 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner kicks off with hors d'oeuvres and a speciality cocktail at 6:30 p.m. You'll then enjoy four courses with perfectly paired wines.

Tickets are $80 per person, $155 per couple. National Press Club members receive a 15% discount when making reservations. NPC members must be logged in to the NPC website to receive the discount. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Marchetti, author of seven cookbooks on Italian cooking, received rave reviews for a wine dinner at the Fourth Estate in January, 2014. At the April 4 dinner, Marchetti will share her passion for Italian food preservation, which is still strong today among Italy’s families and agriturismo artisan producers.

Wines pairings for the dinner will all be from the winery of Benoit Badoz, Jura, France. Domaine Badoz is located in the town of Poligny, in the heart of the Jura region. Its origins date back to 1659. Winemaker Benoit Badoz represents the 10th generation of vintners at their family domaine.

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Hors d’oeuvres

Specialty Drink: Freshly squeezed blood orange juice/seltzer and vodka

Crostini with Sweet and Sour Peppers and Fresh Mozzarella
Baked olives and salami skewers
Crostini with Spiced Tomato Jam and Ricotta

Primi
Salad with: Pickled Beets and spring onions

Secondi
Zuppa di pasta e Faggioli

Intermezzo
Grapefruit with Campari, locally made sorbet

Entrée
Oven roasted Porchetta (using pork shoulder)
Using stylized Porchetta salt
Caponata
Grilled zucchini in oil

Dessert
Gino’s Mint Chocolate Chip Cake