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

April 3, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

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 $65 a person or $125 per couple. NPC members receive a 15% discount. Member tickets are $55 per person and $106.26 per couple $55.25. Each ticket includes a signed copy of Domenica’s cookbook (couple tickets get one book). 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.


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

Salad with: Pickled Beets and spring onions

Zuppa di pasta e Faggioli

Grapefruit with Campari, locally made sorbet

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

Gino’s Mint Chocolate Chip Cake