My brother is returning from a 3-week sabatical in Japan. He is terribly sick of anything resembling sushi, tempura, yakitori...etc. He has requested Italian for his welcome home dinner. I was thinking starting with either a caprese salad or his favorite tomato soup, either some sort of pasta or risotto with a variety or mushrooms, maybe a hint of truffle oil, or perhaps some shrimp, with a side of either broccoli rabe or braised fennel. Maybe tiramisu for dessert?
Anybody have fabulous recipes for any of these tentative ideas, or any better ideas? Thanks