A celebration of the simple traditions that have been passed down verbally through generations.
"Grandmothers are the guardians of our collective culture and their secrets and techniques are as relevant now as they were a hundred years ago." -Alice Waters
Available Friday & Saturday, March 3rd & 4th
Along side our regular à la carte dinner menu.
Buckwheat pasta with greens & cheese
slow braised beef rolls
Bread, milk & dried fruit cake
To Reserve: (519) 821-3359 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Cooking with Italian Grandmothers
Our Della Nonna Dinners are inspired by one of our favourite cookbooks and the Italian grandmothers who have taught us over the years.
"The art of good cooking lies in paying close care and attention. I learned this in Italy. I learned this from Carluccia and her beans, from Usha and her buttery cakes, from Armida and her chickens, from the cycles of the seasons, from the daily and seasonal hunger and plenty that comes with living close to the land. Good cooking that feeds the soul and nourishes the body, is the result of listening openly and acting simply." - Jessica Theroux, from Cooking with Italian Grandmother
*Image from "The Ladies' home journal" (1889) Wyeth, N.C. p. 1101 Caption reads: ITALY: Grandmother Assunta Aglietti Guercini, 70, cooks for the household. Here she is peeling potatoes in front of the big open fireplace, getting an early afternoon start on the evening meal. She makes delicious salami, and cheese from ewes milk. But her favorite dish is soup; it is easy to make.