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Win TWO Tickets to the FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL at Carrabba’s Italian Grill on Saturday, April 1st in Nashville,TN

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Event Details:
Carrabba’s invites you to sip, savor and celebrate Spring at Carrabba’s Food & Wine Festival. Join us for endless tastes of over 40 wines paired with Chef-selected appetizers and small plates. Spanning Carrabba’s patio and bar, the festival also will feature a Prosecco fountain and Bellini Bar, along with a host of giveaways and prizes, including a chance to win a Vespa scooter.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Noon – 5 p.m.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill
2101 Greenhills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

Advance Purchase: $30 per person
At the Door: $45 per person

To Purchase Tickets / For More Information:
To purchase tickets online, visit For more information, please call the restaurant at (615) 463-3000.


03 2017

‘Tis the Season for Celebrating Friendship in Franklin,Tennessee

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”
– Jacques Delille  French poet.

Celebration of the Season~Tables lined with
platters of delicious seasonal
Culinary Creations,
Sparkling Decorations, Laughter, Reminiscing ,Friends
Family ,Thankfulness…..This is what comes to my mind during the holiday season.

Reconnecting and cherishing friendships……..Deb and Amy

Deb and Dale hosted a lovely Christmas Season Celebration. Thank you for opening your lovely home to us and sharing such a delicious meal,laughter and music.

You both are so gracious,kind and a whole lotta fun!
We have set the bar for our future dinner parties and I know we are all looking forward
to seeing what we can cook up in 2012!

Denise & Bobby

Looking forward to fun with you two in 2012!

So glad to know you! What a lovely couple!

Amy & Brett

I predict 2012 will be the year of dinner parties! I can’t wait to start planning the
Spring Fling!

Diane,looks like we have many dinner parties ahead and even more True Blood Fans! YAY!

The dining table is set in Holiday Style! How beautiful!

Cocktails are chilling…..

Time for the party to begin……

The highlight of the evening was listening to the awesome music by the The PANCAKE TURNER BLUES BAND. We all enjoyed listening to a mix of traditional blues and classic rock.

And,several of the members are from Louisiana. We are looking forward to our spring party
with these guys.
Dale,THANK YOU SO MUCH, for making the evening extra special with live music!

Buck rocked the harmonica!

Candace and Deb enjoying the evening

Dale is putting the finishing touches on the lovely dinner that is about to be served.

 The main course was Succulent and tender Roasted Pork, full of flavor.  Dale slow cooked the pork
in the cast iron dutch oven and it was simply delicious.

Lovely trays of delicious appetizers provided by Denise….DELICIOUS!

Dinner is served!

Sharing a delicious meal,wine and laughter with close friends during the Holiday Season:
It doesn’t get much better than that!


Delicious Desserts….

How about this! Old Fashioned New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce topped
with Blue Bell Ice Cream! The recipe is in my previous posting.

Thanks to all of my closest and dearest friends and to my new friends for being a
part of our lives. You make it all worth while.

Looking forward to the next year of fun,laughter,dinner parties,wine pairings and a
Spring Fling!

“Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.”
– Jacques Delille French poet.




12 2011

Feast of the Seven Fishes: MANGIA NASHVILLE brings this Sicilian Christmas Eve Tradition to Franklin in TRUE Italian Style!


Get your Sicilian-ON at MANGIA NASHVILLE every Friday & Saturday night during the Christmas Season. Even if you can’t trace your heritage back to the “old country”, you will become an honorary Italian that night at The Feast of The Seven Fishes hosted by Nick Pellegrino and his fabulous culinary staff.

For a year now,every Friday and Saturday night Cool Cafe in Franklin,Tn transforms into a BIG NIGHT of Italian feasting,singing and a nightly performance which has become hugely popular in the community-possibly becoming one of the best dining experiences around.

This Christmas Season, Nick has brought a traditional Italian celebration-FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES-to our community like never before. Nick’s rich Neapolitan and Calabrese heritage has given our community a unique way to celebrate!
As always,the food is plentiful,delicious,served family-style and it’s always a celebration of life and being Italian,of which I am truly proud to be a part. Even if you aren’t ,You will aways be an Honorary Italian at Mangia Nashville!

Dancing,singing,laughing and feasting family-style on Christmas Eve with at least seven courses of traditional Italian seafood dishes and desserts is a long time tradition that can be found in Southern Italy & Sicily during this time of the year dating back to ancient times.

Nick has shared his Italian family traditions with our community in a big way. During the
other months of the year,every Friday and Saturday night, you can be assured to have a
home-style Italian meal and celebration. It’s as if he has invited all of us into his
home for a truly authentic Italian experience.

(Festa Dei Sette-Pesci) Feast of the Seven Fishes-is a celebration that is deeply rooted in the Roman Catholic Church possibly representing the Seven Sacraments in anticipation of midnight and Christmas Day.

Crispy Calamari with warm Marinara sauce

Warm Penne Pasta tossed with the Pellegrino Christmas Sauce

We are all Italian tonight!

Bacon-wrapped Seared Scallops

Nick,hard at work, preparing the Feast!

Nick takes a moment to play the “drums” while everyone is dancing and singing to the music!

Frutti Di Mare: Fresh Calamari,Shrimp and Octopus in a delicious olive oil and lemon dressing

Crab Cakes with Italian Mayo

Baccala,a delightfully traditional dish consisting of salt cod,in tomatoes,mint and capers

Tim is preparing the Shrimp Scampi with the talented culinary staff

Succulent Shrimp Scampi

During the break between the appetizers and main courses,Nick and the staff enjoy singing and dancing to Italian songs with the dinner guests! MAMBO ITALIANO!

As the GODFATHER plays on the big screen TV…I swear I could hear him say,
“Leave the gun, Take the cannoli!”

Thanks! to my dear friend Vivian for the incredible wine selections.
She is the Sales Manager for 100% Italiano Wines located right here in Nashville.

Grab several bottles of 100% Italiano Wines! These wines were made for an Italian Feast!

Lobster Risotto: a creamy,warm Italian short-grain rice dish with succulent lobster and
one of my favorite spices Saffron

Roasted Whole Red Snapper stuffed with earthy,fresh fennel and sweet orange slices

Now for the desserts! STRUFFOLI! A huge plateful of little deep-fried balls of dough-crispy on the outside,drizzled with honey and sticky sweet on the outside-A traditional Italian holiday dessert

Expresso Chocolate Truffles

And…the Finale…Panettone-miniature loaves of the Holiday sweet yeast breads
chocked full of fruits and nuts. You will enjoy it with your morning coffee as you remember the fun times of the night before!

Mangia Nashville is located in The Cool Cafe Restaurant in Franklin,TN. For reservations contact Nick through the email:

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is $75 per person.

To find out more about Mangia Nashville and the weekly menu be sure to find
Mangia Nashville on Facebook.

Get your Sicilian ON! EAT MANGIA NASHVILLE! Become an Honorary Italian for a night! CIAO!



12 2011