PASTA 101 SERIES by IL PUNTO!

We are delighted to announce our first series of cooking classes at our location on Greenwood in collaboration with Caffe’ Musica. Classes will be taught by our great chef Leeann Tesorieri.

Classes  will be held on Wednesdays from 6:00 pm on March 8, March 22, April 5, and April 19.
Join us for a series of hands-on classes featuring traditional pasta dishes from Emilia Romagna, the region renown among Italians for the best food in Italy! Classes are limited to eight participants to insure you get personal instruction.
 
Wednesday, March 8th 6:00pm
Gnocchi di Patate: Fast, easy, delicious! Learn how to make traditional gnocchi di patate and gnocchi verdi. While the gnocchi are cooking, you’ll also learn to make a creamy gorgonzola sauce to accompany the gnocchi verdi. Then we’ll sit down to eat this delicious pasta together with a green salad and light dessert.

Wednesday, March 22nd 6:00pm
Tagliatelle con Ragú Bolognese: Learn how to make classic egg pasta, rolling out with a “matterello” as well as with a pasta machine. You’ll also learn how to make a traditional ragú bolognese, the staple pasta sauce in Emilia Romagna. Tagliatelle are ribbon noodles similar to fettuccine. We’ll talk about various pasta shapes and why certain sauces “go” with specific shapes and not with others while enjoying the tagliatelle, a green salad and light dessert.

Wednesday, April 5, 6:00pm
Strozzapreti con Funghi: We will continue to perfect the egg pasta above but this time learn a new shape. There’s a great story connected to this pasta which translates to “priest strangler”. Learn to make a rich mushroom sauce with just a hint of spice and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes salad and dessert.

Wednesday, April 19, 6:00pm
Stricchetti con Prosciutto e Spinaci: Egg pasta again as we continue to develop our pasta making techniques but now you’ll learn a new twist as you add spinach to make green pasta. Another new shape: you’ve probably had this before (also called “farfalle” or bow ties) but not in its fresh form. We’ll toss these in a quick prosciutto, butter and spinach sauce – delicate and delicious! Includes salad & dessert.

Cost:  $65 per class for members, $85 per class for non members
Sign up for all and save:  $240 members, $320 non members
Beverages not included.
Held at Caffe’ Musica, 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
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ITALIAN FALL FESTIVALS

So many Italian Festivals and events are waiting for our community this September!

Sept 9-11th  San Gennaro Festival

Location: 1225 South Angelo Street, Seattle, WA
Festival Hours
September 9th:   6pm – 10pm
September 10th:  10am – 10pm
September 11th:  10am – 6pm

For a full schedule please visitwww.sangennarofestivalseattle.org

Saturday Sept 17th Inaugurazione Italian Cultural Center (Grand Opening)

Visit Il Punto!, BIS (Italian Library), Caffe’ Musica & Rare Earth Music Studio all under one roof.

Join us anytime from 2-6pm Saturday Sept. 17, 2016
Location: 14300 Greenwood Ave N, Ste A Seattle, WA

Program:
2-4pm: Visit the center & learn about our programs. Small book sale at the library.
4-6pm: Ribbon cutting, toast and appetizers
6pm +: try the new Italian menu from Caffe’ Musica
8pm +: live music
Connect with old friends and new!

This is a family friendly event.
More info on www.ilpuntoseattle.org

The Grand opening is part of a week of events hosted at caffe’ musica. www.caffemusica.com
Great food, live music, wine tasting, games, and other activities.

September 24-25 Festa Italiana Seattle
From 10am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday at Seattle Center

This Italian Festival features food, music, art, dance and participatory activities for the entire family. There’s “The Great Italian Chefs” cooking demonstrations, the Festa Grape Stomp, the Bocce Tournament, children’s activities, an historical photo collection, a contemporary exhibit of photos of Italy, an Italian Classic Vehicle Show, and three stages with Free Entertainment.

More info on their website

Il Punto! will be to these events with a booth. If you would like to volunteer to one of these events, let us know! it is a great way to make new friends and new connections.

Culinary internship in Italy?

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Want to learn the Italian cooking way and gain new culinary skills?
Interested in experiencing the Italian lifestyle in Tuscany for at least 12 weeks or more?
Want to live a real cooking experience in a breathtaking place in the middle of Tuscany where the food and wine culture has deep and strong roots?
If your answer (to any of the questions above) is yes, this program may just be the best way to kick-start your professional career!

Food and accommodation included. From April to December.

Our Internship program is a great opportunity for students of Culinary Arts or Hospitality to gain real work experience, learn a new language, and immerse themselves in a new culture.

Contact: info@istitutoeuropeo.it

Agosto con gli Italiani

There are several picnics planned in August for the Italian and Italian-American community.

Sunday, August 14th, 1.30-5.30pm – Annual Polenta picnic with the Seattle Trentino Club.
Location: Des Moines beach park, FOunder’s Lodge 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines
If you want to know more about this group (and maybe join the club) please email the president Mary Beth Moser mbmoser@comcast.net

Sunday, August 14, 1 pm – 5 pm. Annual picnic with Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association
Location: Royal Manor Condominiums, 1120 8th Avenue, 4th floor
Info here
http://www.seattle-perugia.org/index.php/feature-stories/109-spotlight-on-perugia-at-may-9-gala

Monday, August 15th, 4pm to dusk – FERRAGOSTO with Il Punto!
Let’s celebrate together Ferragosto at Lincoln park. 
We reserved shelter #3 and 6 extra tables (#47-52) in the beautiful scenery of Lincoln park in West Seattle. Kids can enjoy the close by swimming pool, while families can stroll along the numerous trails in the park …or just get lazy on the beach by the water! We are going to prepare for everybody panini con salsiccia alla griglia, and provide a few side dishes, plates, forks, napkins. We will have some San Pellegrino sodas available, but you should bring your own favorite beverage. You are welcome to bring other side dishes and desserts as well to share with the group.

Free for Il Punto members!
$5 for non members

Reserve your ticket here on eventbrite

 

Sunday, August 21st, 12-4pm. All-Italian Community Picnic organized by Festa Italiana.
Location: Royal Arch Park, 20821 Renton-Maple Valley RD SE, Maple Valley
$5 admission for adults – Children 12 and under free
more info at info@FestaSeattle.com

 

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Update: Lecture + degustazione vini del Beneventano – June 17th

Il Punto! organizes a night on Friday June 17th at 7pm with a lecture in Italian by Biagio Osvaldo Severini followed by a wine tasting with wines from the Benevento area (Sairus Aglianico and Falanghina del Sannio DOC). Small appetizers will be served as well.

The lecture + wine tasting is free for Il Punto! members, but donations are always welcome.
$5 fee for non members.
We have a very limited number of seats, so do not wait to reserve/buy your ticket!

Please reserve/buy your ticket here 

The lecture will focus on the last book of the writer “La magica avventura della letteratura”.

Her some more info on the wines you will have the opportunity to taste:

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"Sairus Aglianico è la migliore sintesi della pregiata Vitis Hellenica, vitigno millenario che affonda le sue radici nelle più antiche memorie della Campania Felix, ed in particolare della zona del Sannio, così come testimoniano i passi delle opere storiche dei Romani Marco Terenzio Varrone e Plinio il Vecchio. 

 Vinificato dall'annuale selezione dei suoi frutti migliori, è un Aglianico di grande complessità e vigorosa struttura, che richiede almeno 4 anni di invecchiamento per vestirsi del suo rubino intenso e di quell’equilibrio di profumi speziati, di viola e frutti rossi. Al palato è a un tempo deciso e armonico. Al pari dei grandi rossi invecchiati è superbo con antipasti a base di affettati affumicati, formaggi stagionati e piccanti, primi  ai Funghi, arrosti e selvaggina. Da provare con i Fusilli al Ragù napoletano."

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"Falanghina del Sannio DOC e' un bianco secco di gran classe interamente prodotto dalle uve del vitigno Falanghina, selezionate ogni anno da Montesole nei piccoli comuni appartenenti alla provincia di Benevento.

 Di colore giallo paglierino con riflessi verdognoli, risulta delicato e floreale all'olfatto, con note di frutta bianca esotica, banana e pesca gialla. Il gusto fresco e raffinato assieme alla delicata acidità rendono perfetto l'abbinamento con aperitivi e antipasti a base di fritture di pesce e verdure. Ottimi gli accoppiamenti con insalate di mare, caponate alla caprese, spaghetti alle vongole e piatti tipici della cucina mediterranea estiva."

FERRAGOSTO 2016 with Il Punto!

Let’s celebrate together Ferragosto at Lincoln park on Monday August 15th from 4pm to dusk.

We reserved shelter #3 and 6 extra tables (#47-52) in the beautiful scenery of Lincoln park in West Seattle.

Kids can enjoy the close by swimming pool, while families can stroll along the numerous trails in the park …or just get lazy on the beach by the water!

We are going to prepare for everybody panini con salsiccia alla griglia, and provide a few side dishes, plates, forks, napkins. We will have some San Pellegrino sodas available, but you should bring your own favorite beverage. You are welcome to bring other side dishes and desserts as well to share with the group.

Free for Il Punto members!
$5 for non members

Reserve your ticket here on eventbrite

Ferragosto is an Italian public holiday celebrated on August 15th. It is a time to gather to the beach with family and friends and it is the period when most Italians have their summer vacations. It is consider the second most important holiday time after Christmas.

Ferragosto dates back to the time of the Roman Empire. The name derives from the Latin feriae Augusti, or “rest of Emperor Augustus.” It indicated a feast instituted by the Emperor Augustus in 18 BC, celebrating the harvest and the end of the main agricultural work.

Ferragosto had an obvious purpose of self-promotion for Emperor Augustus but was also intended to connect the major holidays of the month, providing an adequate period of rest, which was necessary after people had worked so hard during the preceding weeks.

Lincoln Park, 8011 Fauntleroy Way Southwest, Seattle, WA 98136

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=460

Map of shelter #3

http://www.seattle.gov/parks/_images/maps/picnics/Lincoln1-4.pdf

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Driving direction from Seattle:

Take the west Seattle bridge then follow Fauntleroy way SW until you reach the park.
16 min from Seattle downtown
About 30 min from Bellevue

By bus from DT Seattle:

Take the Rapid ride C line from 3rd and Pike and stop at Fauntleroy way SW and SW Rose st. (40min)

The site is fully wheelchair-accessible.

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FESTA ITALIANA 2015

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Do not forget this weekend September 26 & 27 the Annual Italian Festival at the Seattle Center!

Highlights include a Celebrity Chef headlining a great schedule of cooking demos, Sicilian puppetry by the Carter Family Marionettes and a Grape Stomping competition which has to be seen to be believed! By popular demand, the Food Court & Vendor Market has been expanded as well.

Come and look for Il Punto’s booth at the Fisher Pavilion!

For a complete schedule of the event check Festa Italiana website here.

San Gennaro Festival in Seattle – September 11th-13th

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Mark your calendar for the San Gennaro Festival in Seattle on September 11th-13th @ 1225 S Angelo St, Seattle, WA 98108.
The festival is like an Italian street fair. It will be a fun filled event with plenty of entertainment, great food, and interesting exhibits. Free entrance!

Il Punto! will be there as well with a booth. Please stop by and say hi to our volunteers!

For more information and a complete schedule please visit www.sangennarofestivalseattle.org or their facebook page 

The San Gennaro Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2013 to honor St Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples, and his commitment to help people in need. It is the goal of the Foundation to raise money through events such as the San Gennaro Festival, which celebrates the Patron Saint of Naples, the Blood Miracle of St. Gennaro, and the contribution of Italian Americans to the Northwest. 

Il Punto! Italian Cultural Center – First Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraising Event – April 25th

Join us to celebrate the New Italian Cultural Center “Il Punto!” at our First Annual Dinner Celebration and Fundraising Event

April 25th, 2015
7pm-11pm
Courtyard Hall
720 238th St SE
Bothell, WA 98021

Our goal is to create a unique organization that becomes a centralized point of reference for the entire Italian Community. We are working with all the local existing Italian organizations to make this happen and we can achieve this goal only with your help!

Enjoy amazing food including Italian antipasti, homemade lasagna alla bolognese, pollo alla contadina con contorni, delicious desserts,
and wine at our hosted bar!

Take a chance to bring home some sensational auction items and dance the night away!
Please RSVP by Monday April 20th

Tickets:
$40 for Members, $50 for Non-members
(This is a 21+ event)

Eventbrite - Il Punto - Italian Cultural Center - Dinner Celebration & Fundraising Event

For more information contact ilpuntoseattle.event@gmail.com

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