December 6, 2019

How To Throw A Crowd-Pleasing Italian Feast This Christmas

Sisters Angela Marotta and Melisa Marotta-Paolicelli have a passion for food and wine that comes from a childhood spent learning to love it. Their award-winning winery, Two Sisters Vineyards, in Niagara- on-the-Lake, Ontario, produces Bordeaux-style and the menu at the vineyard’s restaurant, Kitchen76, is inspired by trips to Italy and old family recipes.

Angela is known for parties where she cooks multicourse dinners for her friends, while Melissa entertains the whole family on Sundays for lunch. This Christmas, the family is gathering at Angela’s home in Vaughan, Ontario. The menu is filled with the family’s favorite dishes. “We’re a big family. When you count all of us together, we’re 13 hungry people,” says Melissa. “But as crazy as our lives can get, we never skip our family dinners.”

Scroll down to discover how to throw an Italian Christmas feast.

Author: Samantha Edwards

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House & Home December 2018


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