“Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”
-- Comedian Bill Cosby
Although everyone seems to remember observing Father’s Day, the celebration has only recently become official. In 1966, President Johnson issued a proclamation honoring fathers and in 1972 President Nixon signed a bill designating the 3rd Sunday in June as a permanent National holiday.
Father’s Day is just about here, celebrated this year on Sunday, June 20th. Does the Big Man really want a new tie, socks or the soap-on-a-rope? Consider cooking a great meal for Dad. It has almost become an unofficial motto at Avanti Savoia, “Cook for the ones that you love.” The obvious suggestion is to fire up the grill, but he can do that for himself anytime. Breakfast in bed? messy, hard to eat and is that something that he would really enjoy?
We have a menu and recipes all ready for you to make this Father’s Day a meal and an occasion that Dad really will remember. This is a menu that can easily be prepared by a novice cook and can even involve cooking minded children. A little bit Italian and a little bit retro American and a whole lot delicious!Print Menu Add Avanti Savoia products to cart
- An affordable Chianti or Sangiovese Either of these would certainly be an easy choice, but a dry or medium dry rose is also wonderful with Calzones or pizza.
Emperor's Mushroom Marinade
Do ahead recipe for the mushroom loving dad made luxurious with the addition of Brandy and Chardonnay Vinegar.
- Emperor's Mushroom Marinade
- Main Dish
Half moon shaped pizzas "turnovers" that can be stuffed with a huge variety of ingredients. The dough is really easy to prepare and the fillings can be completely your own creation AND kids love to make them.
- Side Dishes
Vito’s Ratatouille Salad
This is Don Vito’s perfect version of an all-time European favorite dish. Ratatouille can be served hot, cold or room temperature. Although we serve it here as a side dish, it also makes a great snack or appetizer.
Drunken Three Bean Salad
Savory and beautiful presentation of the old familiar Three bean Salad. A small amount of liquor is used in each of the beans. If this is a problem, just leave them out.
- Vito’s Ratatouille Salad
1955 Chocolate Ice Box Pie
Not gourmet, not sophisticated and not trendy, but this dessert has remained a family favorite for decades. So easy to prepare; the kids will love it and we guarantee that it will bring a big smile to Pop’s face.
- 1955 Chocolate Ice Box Pie