Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Milano Monday Anna

Place Favors and Cards Made by Anna
The Garden Setting Salad and Vegetable Pasta Risotto and Tortellini Roasted Veal and Potates
Meringue Layer Cake
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We Celebrate Anna's First Communion Day
To mark the first anniversary of blogging I would like to invite everyone to sit back, picture yourself at the 15Th century hunting lodge of the Duke Of Milan and you are seated in the empty chair at the table in the lower left of the photo. Dine With Donna.
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To commemorate Anna's First Communion Day we are serving a dinner prepared by the most highly qualified Italian chefs. I will try to describe the dishes hoping to encourage salivating of imaginary tastes!
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The table is set with beautiful china, silver, linens, wines from the region, and place favors made by Anna accompanied by place cards scripted by Anna. To begin your pleasure, a plate of antipasto and another plate with chunks of the freshest Parmesan cheese is placed on the table. Our salad is a plate of mixed greens with a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar accompanied by a wonderful fresh pasta layered with artichoke and leeks and completed with a light cream sauce. Dinner rolls are warmed and crusty with such a soft interior. The next course is a creamy vegetable risotto and a porcini tortellini fresh from the kitchen. This is followed by a plate of fork tender veal roast and oven roasted potatoes. Dessert is a meringue layered cake with a cream middle layer and decorated with confetti. The centerpiece is Miss Anna wide eyed and smiles unending.
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I am sorry I could not capture the exhilaration of Anna opening her gifts and seeing the smiles of being so appreciative of the moments. It had to be Anna's happiest day! I enjoyed having you present at the table. Thank you for being a guest!

4 comments:

Beverly said...

What a wonderful and memorable party! How I wish I could have been there to help you celebrate. You are truly blessed!

Dine With Donna said...

Beverly;
You would have enjoyed the dinner and celebration. Anna was just so cute. She took everything so serious until time to open her gifts. She had a ball. Her parents trie dto tell her it was not about the gifts. I am sure they didn't have her fully convinced!

Jewels said...

Happy B-day to your blog. Looks like you had a great celebration!

Dine With Donna said...

Jewels;
This was a trip that you would love to relive the moments over and over again. Anna was so excited and just loving the attention. She is our little extrovert and so diplomatic! It was such a special time.
Donna