A Unique Appetizer!

Maria serves pasta during a recent visit by Bob Rossi. Michael and David Rossi have cooked Easter dinner in her kitchen.

On October 24, 2002,  Michael Rossi was the featured chef at A Taste Of Italy.

The event was presented by the Disneyland Resort and the Niebaum-Coppola Winery at the Disneyland Resort's PCH Grill located in the Paradise Pier Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

Michael worked with the Niebaum-Coppola Winery to develop the menu along with  the perfect wine pairing for each course.

Over 120 people enjoyed the food, wine and an enjoyable evening with friends and family that will be long remembered.

We hope you will try some of the recipes from this outstanding menu.

Please enjoy the recipes along with the fine Niebaum-Coppola wines from this truly special dining experience.



A Taste of Italy

From Chef Michael Rossi


Chef's Selection of Passed Canapes
 ~ "Terra e Mare" ~
"Earth and Sea"

Citrus & Pepper Marinated Ahi Tuna Scented with Star Anise

Olives All'Ascolana

Bresaola with Arugula Salad in "Limoncello" Dressing
 (2001 Sofia Blanc de Blancs)

~ Terrina di Astice, Salmone e Caviale ~

Terrine of Lobster and Salmon with Caviar
(2001 Bianco

~ Gnocchi di Patate ~
con Ragù di "Tartufi di Mare" ai Sapori di Crescione

 Yukon Gold Potato Gnocchi
with "Truffles of the Sea" Clam Ragu and Watercress Essence

(2001 Gold Label Chardonnay)

~ Costoletta di Vitello ~
ai Porfumo di Salvia con Stufato di Castagne,  Pastinache e Funghi Porcini

Sage Roasted Veal Chop
on Chestnut and Parsnip Stew with Porcini Mushrooms

(2000 Red Label Zinfandel)
(1999 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel)

Pre-Dessert Wine
~ Aspic ai Frutti di Bosco in Gelatina al Vino Porto ~

Aspic of Wild Berries in Port Essence

~ Budino di Mele con Salsa di Citron in Fantasia di Arancia e Cipolla ~

Apple Pudding with Citrus Fruit Sauce and a Fantasy of Orange and Onion

Interesting Facts!