win a 9-course Italian feast for 6 at your home.

How would you like the chance to win an 9-course Italian tasting dinner for 6 at your home?

A couple of weeks ago, CBC Information Morning Saint John executive producer, Steven Webb telephoned me to ask if I’d being interested in a contest to celebrate the end of winter 2015, where listeners would write or call in their favourite story about the best meal they’d ever eaten. Every entry will go into a hat and the winner gets… That’s where I come in. He asked, if I would be interested in preparing an Italian Celebration Feast for Six.

YES!

I was thrilled to be asked. I hung up from Steven, looked out at the shrinking snowbanks and wrote a 9-course Italian feast menu for 6 people.

FESTA DI PRIMAVERA – FEAST OF SPRINGTIME

BRUSCHETTA DI VERDURE PRIMAVERA E RICOTTA
focaccia, spring vegetables and homemade ricotta

GAMBERI E CANNELLINI
poached shrimp, cannellini beans, tomato, basil

INSALATA DI ASPARAGI E PARMIGIANO
asparagus, shallot vinaigrette, Reggiano-Parmigiano

RICOTTA GNUDI SALVIA
ricotta, mascarpone and Reggiano-Parmigiano dumplings, brown butter and sage

SGROPPINO
Prosecco, lemon sorbet, vodka

CAPPESANTE CON CARCIOFI
scallops and fresh artichoke hearts

ARANCIINI BIANCO BOLOGNESE
risotto, veal, pork, tomato, cream

FILETTO DI MAIALE CON RABARBARO MOSTARDA
pork tenderloin, prosciutto, herbs and rhubarb

PAVLOVA PRIMAVERA

Share a story about the best meal you ever had – call 632-7747 or write to infoamsaintjohn@cbc.ca

Here’s my interview with Information Morning’s Hance Colburne

GOOD LUCK AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON!

Thanks for reading.