A Taste of Italy’s Fabulous Comfort Foods!
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30-8:00 PM ET via Zoom
If you are craving comfort food, look to Italy! Betty Rosbottom has planned a menu of delectable Italian dishes with robust flavors. You’ll learn how to assemble a beautiful appetizer cheese board featuring Italian cheeses and accompanied by a mélange of roasted grapes, olives, and walnuts. If you’ve never made osso buco, that celebrated all-in one creation of braised veal shanks with tomatoes and herbs, Betty will show you how. You’ll get tips for preparing saffron-scented risotto alla milanese to accompany the veal, and discover the simplicity of espresso panna cotta topped with a dark chocolate sauce and toasted hazelnuts for dessert. Brava Italia!
Pan Roasted Grapes, Olives, and Walnuts with Taleggio, Gorgonzola, and Fontina
Three of Italy’s popular cheeses are served on a cheeseboard along with a pan of roasted grapes, olives, and walnuts and some grilled bruschette.
Osso Buco Style Veal Shanks Cooked in Red Wine with Tomatoes and Sage
Veal shanks, cut crosswise into round pieces, are simmered slowly in an aromatic mixture of vegetables, stock, and red wine until the meat is fork tender and the sauce thickened and richly flavored. Gremolata a mixture of chopped parsley, lemon zest, and garlic will top each serving.
Risotto alla milanese
Classic risotto cooked slowly in the style of Milan is scented with saffron so it turns a beautiful yellow hue.
Espresso Panna Cottas Drizzled with Dark Chocolate Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts
Silken smooth panna cottas are scented with espresso powder, then topped with a luscious dark chocolate glaze and a sprinkle of crushed hazelnuts.
Instructor: Betty Rossbottom