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St. Valentine's Taste of Italy

The New England Classical Academy (NECA) is pleased to invite you to a gourmet eight course Italian dinner to celebrate the love of food and wine on St. Valentine's Day!  Each course is paired with Italian wines to enhance your food experience.  

Aperitivo:  Olive toscane, noccioline, salsiccia, pecorino e salsa al meile, e salsa di gamberi

Tuscan olives, nuts, Italian sausages, pecorino honey dip, and shrimp dip 

Paired with La Luca Prosecco

Antipasti:  Bruschetta pomodoro

Toasted crostata smothered with fresh roma tomatoes, basil, and garlic, drizzled with olive oil

Paired with La Luca Prosecco


A. Risotto con funghi 

A northern Italian tradition made with wild mushroom and parmesan topped with a drizzle of truffle oil 

Paired with Viberti Nebbiolo 2013

B. Bucatini all’amatriciana

A subtly piquant pasta from the village of Amatrice bursting with roasted cherry tomatoes, basil, and pancetta

Paired with La Carraia Sangiovese 2015

Secondi:  Filetto di maiale toscano con verdure grigliate

Succulent Tuscan seasoned pork tenderloin paired with balsamic and pesto served with a selection of rosemary roasted vegetables

Paired with Guidobono Barbera D'Alba 2014

Insalata: Insalata sicilian

A Sicilian arugula and fennel salad filled with oranges and olives tossed with a simple lemon vinaigrette

Paired with Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2015

Formaggi e Frutta:  Formaggio Italiano

A delicious array of hard and soft cheeses served with fruit

Paired with Warre's Otima 10 year Port

Dolce:  Panna Cotta

A time honored northern Italian custard of luscious vanilla beans and cream accented with fruit and chocolate

Paired with Pallini Limoncello

Caffe and tea

Notes - We have gluten free and vegetarian substitutions.  Also, if you wish to be seated at a table with other specific guests, please request this in the notes with meal substitutions when you order tickets. 

The dinner starts promptly at 6pm, and traditionally finishes by 10pm.  We'll take short breaks between some courses to listen to student recitals of poetry and sonnets. Tickets are $100 per person plus a $5 administrative fee for online tickets. Tickets are also available at Bouteille in Claremont and at the NECA school office during regular school hours. 

In addition to the dinner, you have the opportunity to bid on art pieces from our NECA collection via online auction below. This will transfer to a silent auction during the event.  Items will be awarded at the end of the evening to the highest bidder. 

All proceeds from this benefit dinner will support student programs at the New England Classical Academy, a 501(c) registered not for profit school based in Claremont, New Hampshire. More information about NECA is available at

Live Event Details

Sat Feb 10, 2018
6PM - 10PM EST
Claremont Senior Center 5 Acer Heights Rd Claremont, NH Add to My Calendar
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Many thanks to our sponsors Bouteille and Northern Light Etching!!