Happy New Year/Buon Anno 2022!

1 Jan

Just in case you didn’t get your 2021 New Year’s Eve invitation to Lenny’s Bar for extended aperitivo, (on second thought, I was the only one invited as I’m the cook!), here’s a brief summary…

Guests: Yours truly!

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First Plate: Burrata with roasted grape tomatoes and Italian Olive Oil

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Second Plate: Steamed artichokes with maple champaign mustard sauce

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Third Plate: Hand made salmon patties with roasted mini peppers

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After dinner digestivo/dessert: Grasshopper on Ice

Entertainment: “Visited” with several family members and friends throughout the night, listened to our favorite playlist, and at the stroke of midnight, heard the familiar booming as we watched Chicago’s fireworks through the fog!

And that’s a wrap, except to wish each of you and yours
most happy, healthy and safe 2022!

Ciao,
Judy

20 Responses to “Happy New Year/Buon Anno 2022!”

  1. Rudy Chiarandini January 1, 2022 at 12:39 PM #

    Wow That looks fabulous. You should of let me know. I would have taken a private jet to Chicago. Happy Healthy New year

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    • blogginginitaly January 1, 2022 at 3:55 PM #

      Thanks, Rudy, How fun would that have been to gave you here! Happy 2022🥂

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  2. Maureen Lawler January 1, 2022 at 12:42 PM #

    Happy New Year to you and yours!! Wonderful dinner…wonderful view…and those plates are cute too! Wishing you many special times in 2022!

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  3. Barbara Kaines January 1, 2022 at 12:48 PM #

    All well here Just finishing up Covid Fortunately not a strong case and gratefully I’ll have natural antibodies. Wishing you and Len a blessing filled 2022

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    • blogginginitaly January 1, 2022 at 3:58 PM #

      Barbara, sorry to hear but glad you’re doing ok. Same wishes for you in 2022!

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  4. Sandra January 1, 2022 at 12:57 PM #

    Love I! Am going to try the Burrata, artichokes – no, grasshopper on ice? Might love that! I took our granddog for her walk, ( he famous lyn is in Naples till January 7) then stayed up till 12:20, Rudy was tucked in. And then, posted on Instagram for our granddaughter, Chelsea’s 19 th birthday. How special for her, among palm trees this year instead of snow! Here’s she is last night. She’s a gift as are he all, loving them all. HNY! Let’s hope 2022 is kinder! S

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    • blogginginitaly January 1, 2022 at 4:00 PM #

      I think you should try them all! Also, send the pics via email to me. They won’t show here. Agree with your hope for 2022! We need to sip vino together again.

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  5. jeanfromcalifornia January 1, 2022 at 4:50 PM #

    Great bar and bartender and cook! Let us know of your new adventures in 2022!
    Jean & Al

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  6. Rudy Chiarandini January 1, 2022 at 5:24 PM #

    Looking at dishes again. They look so good

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  7. Vera Cabral January 1, 2022 at 9:04 PM #

    It all look delicious Judy!

    A happy and healthy 2022 for you and your family.

    Baci,

    Vera

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  8. Filocia Poma January 1, 2022 at 9:38 PM #

    Everything looks delicious! Happy New Year and wishing you three a healthy, happy, make your heart sing moments for 2022.

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    • blogginginitaly January 2, 2022 at 8:05 AM #

      Best to you and your Bella famiglia, Fil! And I love all your wishes, especially the make your heart sing!!

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  9. Hilary Martinez January 2, 2022 at 7:57 AM #

    You Both look wonderful!!
    Delicious looking meal Judy, with your exceptional photos!!
    Best to you both for 2022.
    Salud,
    Gustavo and Hilary

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  10. alexis maude January 2, 2022 at 12:32 PM #

    Wow! Beautiful dinner! Maple champagne mustard??!

    Alexis Colianni

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    • blogginginitaly January 2, 2022 at 3:14 PM #

      Thanks Alexis, it was fun and I must admit, mustard was delish!

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  11. Andrea Coath Baumgartner January 18, 2022 at 12:08 PM #

    Happy New Year! Sorry it took so long to send this- what a fabulous dinner. Bill wanted to know how you cut/or grind up
    Your salmon.? Andrea

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