– Traditionally a contorno (side-dish), this sweet & sour Sicilian vegetable relish also makes a great topping for crostini (crackers), bruschetta, and even pasta.

Polenta alla milanese
 (“Fried” Polenta) – We broil, instead of fry, these polenta slices until they are crisped on the outside, but somehow still creamy on the inside.  Our Marinara is the perfect dip to dunk them in.

Bruschetta – THE classic Roman antipasto…Punto (Period).  Learn to prepare the tomato “relish” topping, and how to properly grill the bread (Yes, it was originally made outdoors over a charcoal grill, and sometimes  still is in Italy!).  Also served with other “tapenades”.

Cipolline in Agrodolce (Sweet & Sour Onions) – These mini pearl onions are seasoned & seared until they turn tart; martini onions are their tame twin sisters.

Peperonata (Stewed Sweet Peppers) – Ditto for these tangy mini peppers.  Savory, but not spicy, they are the sweet & sour cousins of “Cipolline in agrodolce”.

Insalata caprese (Caprese Salad) – Not all Caprese Salads are created equal!  We use garden-fresh organic tomatoes & basil, actual bufala mozzarella and imported organic Italian olive oil, and teach you the traditional way to prepare and present this classic dish.