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Il Buon Piatto – An Italian Inspired Menu

Italian Inspired MenuWe love Italian food. Italian food uses fresh ingredients. It is simple to make, yet has complex flavors.

There are a variety of wines you can serve with this dinner.  You might want to start with red wine before dinner, and a white with the actual dinner itself.

Serve the dessert with some fresh fruit and coffee in demi-tasse cups.  Enjoy!

 

Starter

You can’t get much simpler than stuffed mushrooms.  Try to get the big ones when you go to the market.

Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
These make a good simple meatless dinner with a salad or appetizers.
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Stuffed Mushrooms in Wine Sauce

Next, comes a nice soup.  You can omit the sausage if you are going to serve this as a soup course and not the main course. This is really a must-have for your Italian inspired menu.

Pasta Fagioli Soup
The famous soup from the movies!
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Main Course

Do you like Italian sausage on your pizza?  This pork dish will remind you of that sausage. Have it with risotto and salad. It goes well with a dry white wine.

Italian Pork Chops
These pork chops will remind you of good Italian sausage. Risotto, green beans, and a nice white wine are a good accompaniment.
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Risotto with Mushrooms and Saffron
This creamy side dish goes with a variety of foods.
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Artichoke, Avocado and Shaved Parmesan Composed Salad
Artichoke, Avocado, and Shaved Parmesan Composed Salad
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Dessert Course

For dessert, you can’t get much better than this Lemon Jello cake.  It’s light and easy after a full meal.

Glazed Lemon Jello Cake
This is my take on my grandmother's Lemon Jello Cake
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Time to Say Good-Bye

Please make sure there is a designated driver, an Uber or Lyft, or have your guests stay the night.

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