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Leesburg, VA: Dolce Vita Birthday Feast

Date: March 24, 2015 - categories: - Leave your thoughts

From the “Buon appetito – Dolce Vita” welcome banner on the front door, to the Michelangelo David towering in the dining room near the Roman columns to the Dolce Vita banners and everyone’s aprons, Tiffany’s birthday cooking class starred Italia! And not only: at the table, Italian phrase cards flanked each plate. Buon compleanno, Tiffany, and mille grazie, Tiffany and Jim for including me in this birthday celebration with the Italian touch!










Roman columns flank Tiffany's birthday gifts







And thanks to each “chef,” enthusiastically slicing and dicing, mixing and stirring as we put together our Umbrian rural cuisine feast.
Your comments are so appreciated:

“Perhaps fifteen years ago, I traveled in Igaly ..a single teacher ..and just fell in love. Today you made me love it more! The food was divine.” Nicole

“What a wonderful afternoon – cooking and eating around friends…” Betsy and Duane

“Thank you for such an amazing day among family, friends and food. It brought back many wonderful memories of my Italian heritage and the cooking with my Mom and grandparents – the big Sunday dinners…” Lisa (with Brent)

“This has been so much fun. Anne, you’re a wonderful teacher and story-teller. What a rich experience you’ve created! Thank you.” Erin

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful experience to cook with new friends. The lovely smells, colors and tastes – of course – make such a special experience. I hope to attend more!” Catherine

“I am having a terrific time at Tiffany’s Italian cooking celebration! Great food and very educational.” Dave

“How wonderful to meet and cook with Anne. Would love to meet her again in her “hometown,” Italy!” Maggie

See our Leesburg feast good times here:

Catherine adds more olive oil to this dish







Dave handles our pate'












Jim. more brandy!



Brent and Maggie enjoy good times cooking














Brent at the cookin










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