Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide VC18_FallWinterGuide_8p5x11_Web--AUGUST28 - Page 30

Culinary UPCOMING EVENTS SPAGHETTI AND WESTERN MOVIE NIGHTS AT CAFFÈ CINQUECENTO Screened in Italian with English subtitles "A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS" Friday, October 5 at 7:00pm "FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE" Friday, October 12 at 7:00pm "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY" Friday, October 19 at 7:00pm 'Spaghetti Western’ identifies a subgenre of Western films directed and produced by Italians. The origin of the expression can be found in Sergio Leone’s trilogy “The Man with No Name,” produced in the mid-1960s. Join us in October for Spaghetti Western Movie Nights at Caffè Cinquecento. Each Friday night, we’ll watch one of Clint Eastwood’s most celebrated Western classics while savouring a plate of mouth-watering spaghetti prepared by our Executive Chef, Gino Marchetti. As “the man with no name,” Hollywood actor turned director Clint Eastwood provides gripping performances in these Western movies with rough imagery, powerful dramatic structures and dynamic plots. Join us for a deliciously cool evening of movies and food! Price: $20.00 + HST LOCATION: Caffè Cinquecento Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Ave. Toronto, ON M6A 1C3 RESERVATIONS: 416-789-7011 ext. 201 or caffe@villacharities.com THEME NIGHT DINNERS AT RISTORANTE BOCCACCIO SICILY — PRESENTATION ON “IL GATTOPARDO” Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Sicilian novel, “Il Gattopardo”by Tomasi di Lampedusa and enjoy a wonderful Sicilian menu prepared by master chef Gino Marchetti at Ristorante Boccaccio. It will be a unique evening of cuisine and the stories behind one of the most acclaimed publication in 20th century Italian literature. Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities) LIGURIA — PRESENTATION ON ITALO CALVINO Friday, November 23 at 7:30pm Enjoy the extraordinary wealth of flavours of traditional Liguria recipes as we discuss the life and work of Italo Calvino, one of Italy’s most accomplished writers and storytellers of post WWII Italy. Indulge in a gourmet dinner, regional wine and learn more about Calvino’s literary contributions such as “Il Barone Rampante” and “Lezioni Americane.” Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities) VENETO AND FRIULI–VENEZIA GIULIA — PRESENTATION ON ITALO SVEVO Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm A crossroads of languages, cultures and traditions, Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia regions of Italy offer an endless array of flavours and recipes. Please join us on a journey of culinary bliss while we explore one of the most intriguing literary figures of the late 1800s, Italo Svevo; Italian writer, businessman, novelist and playwright. Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities) 30 | COLUMBUS CENTRE CULTURE LA PANARDA - ABRUZZO — PRESENTATION ON GABRIELE D’ANNUNZIO Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm The most interesting Abruzzese culinary tradition is la panarda, a multi-course feast of epic proportions. As we experience the extraordinary hospitality, food and joyful comradery that come together in the landmark tradition of Abruzzo, we'll discuss flamboyant literary genius, Gabriele D’Annunzio. With a menu that's regionally inspired, you’ll savour a delicious gourmet dinner, wine and engaging cultural conversation about Abruzzo's most infamous poet, narcissist, womanizer, media celebrity and revolutionary author. Price: $80.00 + HST (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities) LOCATION: Ristorante Boccaccio Columbus Centre 901 Lawrence Ave. Toronto, ON M6A 1C3 RESERVATIONS: 416-789-5555 or boccaccio@villacharities.com JOIN US THIS WINTER FOR WINTERLICIOUS AT RISTORANTE BOCCACCIO FEBRUARY 2 dbtDU"#3