Get Your Appetites Ready for Gnocchi and Chicken Dinner

Caruso Club gnocchi and chicken dinnerThe Caruso Club will be hosting a Gnocchi and Chicken Dinner in the Sala daVinci (Upper Hall) on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Everyone is welcome to bring the family for dinner.

Take out will be available from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and the sit down dinner will take place from % to 6 p.m..

For adults, dinner will be $14/person and $7 for children under age 7.

Crostoli will also be available for sale at $10 per bag.

  • For those of you who haven’t had gnocchi, these small dumplings are made from a mixture of flour/semolina and potatoes with additions such as cheese, herbs and more depending on the recipe and region of Italy where they were made.
  • As far as history goes, it seems gnocchi originated in the colder climes of Northern Italy where potatoes were hardier than wheat to grow and dates back to the 16th century when explorers brought back potatoes from South America.
  • The word gnocchi may have come from the Italian word ‘nocchio’ which means a knot in wood or ‘nocca’ which means a knuckle as both describe how gnocchi look.
  • In Argentina there is a tradition called Day of Gnocchi. Every 29th day of the month, families gather to eat gnocchi and some restaurants only serve gnocchi on this day.  The day originated from the fact that payday was always the first of the month for many people and by the end of the month kitchens were bare of food with only staples left. Day of Gnocchi is also considered a good luck day.
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