Learning at Laboratorio del Galileo
Fall 2001

Join Chef Roberto Donna during his hands on, interactive cooking classes limited to only 13 participants. Learn techniques and cooking tips, and leave with many new recipes during an all new series of programs. Participants of all cooking levels will enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, featuring the food prepared during the session.

Classes are held in Roberto's showcase kitchen, Laboratorio del Galileo,
on Fridays from 10:00am to 1:30pm.

September 21 Five Course Vegetarian Dinner
September 28 Sauce III (with all new sauce recipes)

October 26 Risotto

November 2 Pasta III (with all new recipes)
November 9 Five Course Napoletan Dinner
Friday, November 30 Five Course Tuscan Dinner

December 7 Christmas Dinner - The Italian Way
December 21 Five Course Piedmontese Dinner

Cost: $100.00 per person/including lunch

To register call: 202-331-0880

Learning at Laboratorio del Galileo
with Robert Donna and Friends
Roberto Donna and Laboratorio del Galileo Welcome Chef Guenter Seeger of Seeger's Atlanta, GA
September 11 7:30pm
Guenter, a World reknowned Chef and long time culinary friend returns to Washington, DC to cook with Roberto Donna for one night only in the Laboratorio del Galileo. This is a Food and Wine experience not to be missed-and the perfect way to kick off the Fall dining season!

Yellowfin Tuna Tart With Sesame Crisp
Profiterolle With Celery Goat Cheese
Pemaquid Oyster With Tapioca

Langoustine Tartare with Orange, Green Peppercorn and Vanilla
Heirloom Tomatoes "Five Ways"
Summer Truffle Flan
Scallop Poached in Beet Juice and Port Wine
with Celery Root and Osetra Caviar
Squab in Hazelnuts with Peach Chutney
Gorgonzola and Figs in Parchment Paper
Watermelon Soup with Goat Yogurt Sorbet
Plum Terrine with Potato Dumpling and Marzipan Ice Cream

$150.00 per person/without wine++
$225.00 per person/ with the Chef's Wine Paring++
++plus any additional beverages, tax and gratuity
Limited reservations still available
CALL 202-331-0880 to confirm your seat!

VIVO! Wine Dinners Fall 2001

Join Chef Roberto Donna at VIVO! Ristorante FOR his much-anticipated wine dinners at his newest trattoria - VIVO! located at 1509 17th Street, NW in Dupont Circle. We will be featuring five course wine dinners with a series of exclusive Guest Wine Speakers.

Enjoy one or several evenings and sample original and classic Italian dishes from the recipe books of Chef Roberto Donna with complementing wines from the Northern Italian region.

October 29th
Savor A night of hearty Tuscan reds of Villa Lucia & Collie Beretto with Tuscan cuisine.Special Guest: Mr. Antonio Lombardi of Heritage International

Shrimp & Bean Soup
Villalucia Chianti "Tregole" 2000

Penne Pasta In A Yellow Pepper Sauce With A Pork Ragu
Villalucia Chianti Classico "Atto" 1998

Duck "Porchetta" Style With Potato Torte And
Small Salad Of Tomato, Celery, Mint And Lettuce
Colle Bereto Chianti Classico 1999

Wood Burning Roast Of Baby Lamb With Stewed Artichokes
Colle Bereto Chianti Classico Riserva 1997
Villallucia Brunello di Montalcino 1995

Warm Espresso And Walnut Torte With Autumn Compote
Santa Lucia Estate Coffee, Nicaragua

November 19th
A festive evening tasting sparkling champagnes, just in time for the Holidays.
Special Guest: Mr. Pascal Salvadori of Clicquot, Inc.
December 10th
Please join us for a Holiday night in Piedmont featuring the wines of Coppo.
Special Guest: Mr. Gastone Zampieri of Winebow, Inc.

6:30pm Cash Wine Bar 7:00pm Served Dinner $65.00 per person.
Champagne Dinner $75.00, per person, inclusive.

For reservations to the Wine Dinners and other upcoming special events -
Please call The Private Party Office (703) 276-1319
VIVO! Trattoria - 1509 17th Street, NW - Washington, DC 20036 (202) 986-2627

Barolo Wine Dinners Fall/Winter 2001/2002

October 11 Game and Mushrooms
A wonderful six course dinner featuring a combination of fresh mushrooms and the best game the market has to offer. Tuscan wines will be served with the meal. $65

November 14 White Truffle Festival
Every year this is what everyone waits for. Wonderful shavings of Alba's white truffles will accompany this glorious six course meal featuring Piedmontese wines. $130

December 11 Forget about Christmas
As we would say in Italy, "forget about it". If you are planning to see what a Christmas five course feast is all about, come on in. Traditional dishes will be prepared for your enjoyment, paired with wonderful wine If not…"forget about it". $59

December 31 Odyssey at Barolo
A classic Italian New Year's Eve Celebration. A five course meal, Panettone cutting at midnight, champagne, and party favors. It's a real Odyssey for at least one night. $75

January 17 Tutto Piemonte IV
It's the fourth year of this successful event. We will offer traditional dishes from a rural and old Piemonte. Six courses of lost recipes and old traditional flavors, all new for us this evening with the king of Piedmontese wines. $65

February 7 Bollito Misto
A five course of rare treats. We will show you the way to eat mix boiled meats in northern Italy, from appetizers to pasta, all the way to dessert. A wonderful selection of sauces will accompany the meats for your enjoyment. Great wines from all over Italy will pair this feast. $59

February 14 Love Me Tender
A Celebration of Love! Champagne for Everyone, roses for the ladies and chocolates for a sweet ending and in the middle a romantic four course meals. $49

March 12 Tears of Naples
Pulcinella, the popular mask of Naples would cry just by hearing the name of it's own town: We instead get hungry!! A southern sample of Joy where pasta was born, pizza was created, and tomatoes sauce flows like water. A great and fun five course meal served with southern Italian wines. $59

April 23 The Mafia Dinner
The Godfather would have been proud of us. An authentic booklet of old recipes found in Little Italy, New York by Chef Enzo: it brings alive memories and fears. Don't worry, to enjoy this great five course dinner your don't need to be part of "the family", just come in with good humor and ready to have fun. Wonderful wines from Sicily will pair each course. Don't forget to wear your pinstripe suit. $59

May 15 In De Medici' s Kitchen
The secrets from the kitchen of Palazzo Vecchio directly on our table. A luxurious six course meal from the markets of Florence and super Tuscan wines to make this evening an unforgettable one. $75

June 27 The Cooking of Parma
Ever wonder where the glorious Proscuitto comes from? The great Parmesan cheese? A very small town carries our flag over the entire world with the freshness and the never duplicated flavors. Tonight we'll do our best to show you in five courses how great the culinary traditions of this town are.
Wines from the same area will accompany the meal. $65

July 16 Preserving and Marinating
A five course meal about marinated meats, vegetables, fish and preserves. All made by Chef Enzo throughout the year. Great California wines highlight each course. $59