Had a memorable night at Paolo's cucina in
La Canada Flintridge. It is not a restaurant;
instead their business is cooking demonstrations
that include a very nice dinner.
every six months or so, our sales and marketing
staff from Europe and US join up for a week. On
Tues night, we went to Paolo's. Basically
the experience is like hanging out in a friend's
Italian kitchen, drinking wine, eating appetizers,
socializing with 20 close friends, and helping
out in the cooking occasionally. while in the
kitchen, we had bruschetta with either a tomato
based topping or a cannellini beans with
rosemary and garlic topping. Basil, tomato, and
cheese quesadillas too.
During dinner itself, a rich raspberry dressing
for the salad, a chicken stuffed with bread crumbs,
prosciutto and a spinach pasta of sorts. The dessert
was a divine chocolate and macadamia nut bread pudding.
with the company and the food, it was definitely one
of my best dining experiences.