catering & banqueting

La Grande Mela offers creative catering for a wide range of events, from an intimate dinner in your home for a few guests to larger receptions, from movie openings to book presentations, exhibition openings to aperitifs, as well as cocktails, lunches and dinners.

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Bread and cheese patties

These patties come from Abruzzo, in central Italy, which has been recently beaten by a strong earthquake. My quoting an Abruzzese recipe is a kind of hommage to that beautiful and wounded land (now in full swing again!). It is

Pubblicato in Recipes, Main dishes, Vegetarian

Marceline’s carrots

This recipe is from Alain, the loving husband of my best friend, whose French family has Algerian origines. Serves 4 1 kg carrots (better if organic) 2 garlic cloves 1 spoon spicy paprika 4 spoons extravirgin olive oil of very

Pubblicato in Sides, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Spaghetti con la bottarga

For those who don’t know it,  “bottarga” is a sort of fish eggs (mainly of mullet) dried in their own ovarian sack. Bottarga is a specialty of Sardinia and originates back to the Phoenicians, who once used to visit the

Pubblicato in First course, Light recipes, Vegetarian

Levi’s Cake

This is surely the best chocolate cake I’ve ever eaten in my life; my mother used to make it on very special occasions. Please notice that you have to make it 48 hours ahead! Serves 200 gr caster sugar 200

Pubblicato in Desserts, Recipes

Burmese king prawns in spiced tomato paste

This flavory and wondrous recipe is of Burmese origins, specifically by William Myatwunna, an excellent chef in Yangon, whom I had the honor of cooking with. My version is just a little lighter in onions, garlic and oil, only to

Pubblicato in International, Recipes, Main dishes, Vegetarian
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