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Fantastico! February 26, 2012

Filed under: Life's Musings — Angie S. @ 9:34 pm

Last Tuesday our book club The Bookies met for our February review of Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani.  The book was about an Italian family that makes custom wedding shoes and was set in both Greenwich Village and Italy.  To add a little pizzazz to our reviews we always try to theme our potlucks around the book/foods in the book.  Well let me just say, our book club and especially our hostess outdid herself!  The Italian food was magnifico!

Our hostess Brenda made Chicken Manicotti Alfredo, Beef and Cheese Manicotti, Bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes as well as dipping sauces (pesto, olive oil and roasted garlic) for the italian bread, Italian Ice and 3 kinds of wine!  Others brought risotto,  ravioli, crackers, cobbler, Harvey Wallbangers, dip and more.  Yummy!

The book was good rating an average of 4/5 stars from the group but the real showstopper was obviously the food!

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