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In Sacramento, “Transported to the Italian Countryside”

Date: February 18, 2016 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

Erika, invited to our cooking class in the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Showroom in Sacramento, summed up our cooking-and-feasting evening this way:
You truly transported us to the Italian countryside – and shared your Italian love throughout. I look forward to trying these recipes at home with my family…Thank you so much for hosting an amazing Italian night.”

And here’s Erika “on the job” (with Lori, part of the Ferguson staff):

cutting-radicchio

…and Lori, teamed with Erika to cook, thanks for your comment, too: “Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience, sharing great food and stories, so much fun! I learned a few tricks and loved everything you are: so fun and full of energy!” Lori A

Welcome all, to our Italian evening at the Ferguson showroom

Welcome all, to our Italian evening at the Ferguson showroom

At the showroom entrance, a lovely, welcoming table with Italian touches

At the showroom entrance, a lovely, welcoming table with Italian touches

Italian touches

Italian touches

Antipasti buonissimi!

Antipasti buonissimi!

Aprons and menus ready for our cooks

Aprons and menus ready for our cooks

Our Ferguson evening was a hit, also thanks to “the movers” behind it. Ken, thanks for inviting me to the Showroom. Claire, thanks for for gathering your enthusiastic young staff – Katie, team leader – for the pre-cooking class shopping, the lovely table set-up with so many “italiano” touches, the pre-cooking antipasto treats:

Antipasto tray ready for the guests

Antipasto tray ready for the guests

Guests - and cooks! - Ken and Deedie enjoy the welcoming antipasti

Guests – and cooks! – Ken and Deedie enjoy the welcoming antipasti

Claire prepares to welcome the guests

Claire prepares to welcome the guests

The young Ferguson staff all there to help me out

The young Ferguson staff all there to help me out

Claire and Carlee start off the peppers dish

Claire and Carlee start off the peppers dish

Sharing antipasti and wines before we cook

Sharing antipasti and wines before we cook

serving-affettato

..and thanks to all our dynamic cooks!

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Ferguson staff and guests, Mille grazie to each for your enthusiastic participation and warm comments:

“Thank you so much for such a lovely evening! I would be honored to join you in Italy some day for your 5-couple tour – to stay on your property and be immersed in your culture would be a dream!…” Katie T

“Annie, we absolutely enjoyed the evening! Meeting new friends, delicious food and wonderful ‘experience of Italy’! Looking forward to your newsletters…” Ken and Deedie P

“…I had such a good time learning all your tips and tricks! I would be thrilled to have you with us again next year!” Sarah P

Thank you for a great time!” Matt C.

Thank you so much for the lovely dinner – and talk – loved everything we ate – hope to see you again!” Marcy W

Thank you so much for coming! You are hilarious and an incredible cook. See you next year!” Katie T

“…..a pleasure to meet you. Hopefully, we will be able to do this again next year.” Erin

“ … wonderful evening….a pleasure to experience an evening in Italy! Your cooking is delicious…..and we will enjoy cooking at home with your recipes!” Lori B

“Thank you for bringing lovely food to us (and) hope to see you again” Suzi and Noland W.

“Such a wonderful evening…!” Carlee E.

Salute!….and what an evening!

Salute!….and what an evening!

Do read about the Fresno Ferguson cooking event
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