Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties

Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties In-Home Italian dinners and experiences- Leesburg, VA and vicinity (up to 40 miles)
"A CUCINAMORE cooking party is a fantastic experience to be shared by all: it’s like taking a trip to Italy without leaving your kitchen! You book us for the food. You enjoy us for the fun as well. You love us because we clean up all items and space used, and always leave the kitchen just like we found it!"
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Our events are an opportunity to entertain at home in a fun and informal setting, cooking side by side with your Personal Chef, and then enjoying great food with your friends. Lots of fun, and no stress for the host either: our party formula includes shopping for the ingredients, providing cookware, all necessary tools and serving dishes, and leaving minimal after party clean-up behind. A CUCINAMORE cooking party is a great idea for groups, couples, birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, book club special events, team building activities and much more.

Just received a cancellation for Saturday June 27th. Please let us know if interested! cucinamore.net
06/18/2020

Just received a cancellation for Saturday June 27th.
Please let us know if interested!

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I have been certified as a Food Safety Manager for years before I even started my own business.  Being knowledgeable abo...
06/18/2020

I have been certified as a Food Safety Manager for years before I even started my own business.
Being knowledgeable about food safety is only one of the ways I take responsibility of YOUR safety when you open your doors to me.
This has been particularly important during this new phase of our lives.

Studying for my @servsafe exam right now, as my certification is due to be renewed.

At Cucinamore, we don't play with your health!

#cucinamore #servsafe #saferathome #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber

Taking a tray of Mozzarella Mousse Crostini to the patio, last night, for our clients to enjoy during their birthday cel...
06/16/2020

Taking a tray of Mozzarella Mousse Crostini to the patio, last night, for our clients to enjoy during their birthday celebration "al fresco".
Serving plate Sterling Restaurant Supply

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#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #WeAreReady #takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudounupplied #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber #brambletonVA #ashburnVA @ Brambleton, Virginia

My son, my hometown (at a local basketball game, last year). This is where my heart is.From Treviso,  Italy to Leesburg,...
06/14/2020

My son, my hometown (at a local basketball game, last year).
This is where my heart is.
From Treviso, Italy to Leesburg, Virginia with love ❤
Cucinamore.net

#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties

Summer dreams: friends sitting with me on the patio, fresh tomato bruschetta to start our dinner, and a glass of chilled...
06/13/2020

Summer dreams: friends sitting with me on the patio, fresh tomato bruschetta to start our dinner, and a glass of chilled wine. Laughter, conversations, sharing food and love at the same time.

Lobster and caviar are amazing, but sometimes I really need to go back to the basics to nurture my soul.

If you share that need, I can help you make it happen.

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The most vulnerable and high-risk members in your family deserve to be celebrated too, for their special moments!Allow u...
06/10/2020

The most vulnerable and high-risk members in your family deserve to be celebrated too, for their special moments!

Allow us to help you do so in the comfort and safety of your home!

Book a Cucinamore party today!
www.cucinamore.net/reservation

#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #birthdayparty
#takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber

06/09/2020
Nomis Group International

Thankful to Nomis Group International for having me as a guest in this FB live, today.

We talked about fears, changes, friendship, better times in the future, and YES, Italian food as well! ;-)

See you tomorrow?
06/08/2020

See you tomorrow?

Don't let your dietary restrictions stop you from celebrating your special moments in the comfort and safety of your hom...
06/05/2020

Don't let your dietary restrictions stop you from celebrating your special moments in the comfort and safety of your home. Talk to us: we listen and work with you to make your party memorable for all.

Book yours today
Cucinamore.net/reservation

#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties

#takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber #glutenfree
#nova #leesburgva #aldieva
#ashburnva #restonva #middleburgva
#locallygrown #localfood #loudoungrown #knowyourfarmer

06/01/2020
Loudoun is Ready: Business Leaders Take the Pledge!

Cucinamore took the pledge, and takes it seriously:

“My business pledges to follow the latest safety guidelines and best practices, as issued by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Throughout this crisis and beyond, customers, employees and guests can be confident that this business is committed to their health and well-being.”
~ Daniela Williams

If you decide to open your doors to us, you know that WE ARE READY!

More than 350 Loudoun businesses have already taken the pledge for your health and safety, following CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines as Loudoun…

This is what one of our clients chose as the menu for a very special occasion small party we did this past weekend. We l...
06/01/2020

This is what one of our clients chose as the menu for a very special occasion small party we did this past weekend.
We listen to our clients ideas, hopes, expectations for each and every event, because we want them to be memorable for all involved.

Book your next party at cucinamore.net/reservation

"Reunited and it feels so good..." 😉 Terri and I are back in the saddle and had an amazing party in Middleburg, today.Ne...
05/30/2020

"Reunited and it feels so good..." 😉 Terri and I are back in the saddle and had an amazing party in Middleburg, today.
New reservations are coming in, and we could not be any happier to be back at doing what we love. Grateful to our loyal clients for choosing #cucinamore 😍

#cucinamore #personalchef #saferathome #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber
#nova #middleburgva

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05/29/2020

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05/29/2020

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05/29/2020

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Make it memorable for them: have Cucinamore take care of your in-home dinner party. Celebrate the graduate in your famil...
05/28/2020

Make it memorable for them: have Cucinamore take care of your in-home dinner party.
Celebrate the graduate in your family the way they deserve!

www.cucinamore.net

#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #graduation2020
#classof2020 #saferathome
#takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber
#nova #leesburgva #aldieva #hamiltonva #purcellvilleva
#ashburnva #restonva #middleburgva

Cravings.  Bad ones. ;-) Would love to know if any of my American friends know what these are and if they have ever trie...
05/27/2020

Cravings. Bad ones. ;-)

Would love to know if any of my American friends know what these are and if they have ever tried them.

Italians friends please do not comment ;-) The picture is from my last trip home: every time I go back this is one of the things my mom always make for me

The quality of the ingredients we use is essential to the results we aim to, when we cook for you (and WITH you, if you ...
05/26/2020

The quality of the ingredients we use is essential to the results we aim to, when we cook for you (and WITH you, if you like), using a lot of seasonal items. That's how I did it in Italy, and that's how I do it in Virginia!

That's also why we personally do all the shopping for your party, and we rely on our farmers as much as possible.

Book your next party and get a true taste of Italy in the comfort and safety of your home: www.cucinamore.net/reservation

Book with confidence our unique experiences in your home: the safety of all involved is our top priority. #cucinamore #p...
05/24/2020

Book with confidence our unique experiences in your home: the safety of all involved is our top priority.

#cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties #takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber
#nova #leesburgva #aldieva
#ashburnva #restonva #middleburgva
#localfood #loudoungrown #knowyourfarmer

Crostini with cannellini rosemary spread and artisan salami. Rustic and delicious! Great appetizer for your next patio p...
05/23/2020

Crostini with cannellini rosemary spread and artisan salami.
Rustic and delicious!
Great appetizer for your next patio party with your friends ☺
Book yours at cucinamore.net/reservation.

cucinamore #personalchef #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #inhomedinner
#parties

#takeloudounhome #loudounpossible #loudounworks #strongertogether #supportlocal #loveloudoun #visitloudoun
#LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber
#nova #leesburgva #aldieva
#ashburnva #restonva #middleburgva

#localfood #knowyourfarmer

If YOUR patio is your favorite place for dining outdoor ;-) , then please keep Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties...
05/22/2020

If YOUR patio is your favorite place for dining outdoor ;-) , then please keep Cucinamore, LLC - Italian Cooking Parties in mind too!

I can honestly say that I was blessed with many mentors in my professional life.  People I look up to, who in different ...
05/18/2020

I can honestly say that I was blessed with many mentors in my professional life.
People I look up to, who in different times of my journey saw in me something I couldn't see by myself, and selflessly gave me opportunities to learn and grow, sometimes even fighting me for that! 😉

One of them is Chef Marcus Repp @chefmarcusrepp from the Lansdowne Resort and Spa.

From my heart, Chef, grazie ❤

#gratitude #mentors #cucinamore #LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #leesburgva

Pasta "alla zozzona". As per its traditional name, this pasta is "filthy" rich, bold, and delicious, with locally made s...
05/16/2020

Pasta "alla zozzona". As per its traditional name, this pasta is "filthy" rich, bold, and delicious, with locally made sausage, pancetta, eggs, and pecorino cheese!
Coming soon to our menu offering, for the lovers of all things rustic! (I'm among those 😘)
#cucinamore #italyintheusa #italianfood #pasta #pork #sausage #pancetta #pecorino #LoudounCounty #leesburgva #leesburgsmallbusiness #loudounbiz #loudounvamadeloudounvagrown #farmersmarket #buylocal #knowyourfarmer #springhousefarm

Pizza night at home has always meant happy times for me and it was a great Saturday night treat in my childhood days. I ...
05/16/2020

Pizza night at home has always meant happy times for me and it was a great Saturday night treat in my childhood days. I hope one day my son will feel the same way.

Whether you make your own favorite dough, or you buy some of the amazing fresh ones available in our stores these days, properly stretching the dough is key for a good final result. Today I am sharing with you the steps that to me are the most important.

Bring your dough to room temperature –
Keep in mind that gluten is the element that gives elasticity. We need that elasticity to be able to stretch the dough, but it also must be “relaxed” enough to allow us to do so, instead of fighting us back like a rubber band would. For this reason, your dough needs to be taken out of the fridge and left undisturbed until it gets to room temperature before even begin to touch it. Relax, gluten, relax…

Prep your work surface – Give yourself room to move around on the counter, clean it and dry it very well (I like to use a silicone mat because it adheres to the surface and makes cleaning up a breeze), then LIGHTLY dust it with flour. You don’t want your dough to stick, but you also want it to have some kind of minimal traction as you stretch. A very light dusting is what you are looking for.

DO NOT USE A ROLLING PIN – I know, this is what a lot of recipes you read call for, but every time you mention it, an old Neapolitan grandma cries 😉. So don’t do it! No, really: rolling toughens the dough and removes those precious bubbles as it will push out all the gas that the rising process created, negatively effecting oven spring and resulting in a condensed, tough texture.

Gently press your pizza dough before stretching it - Your hands are your best tool. If you need the visual, look up one of the many videos out there, but very simply, start by gently pressing the dough down with your fingertips giving a round shape to work with.

Rest again as needed – gluten, gluten, gluten! By starting to work the dough, we woke up the gluten! Remember the part about elasticity? If at this point the dough starts springing back, be patient and let it rest again for a few minutes, then go back to it and keep gently spreading it wider, in a circular form.

Use both hands and gravity – Now, if you want your crust to be very thin, it is time to stretch it as much as possible (other than the rim). Lifting it from the surface you are working on, will allow you to get some help from gravity. There are various methods to do so. (I know, you like to throw it up there in the air...go ahead and do it! :-D At our house we don't, though ;-) )
One of our favorites is the one you see my son using in the picture, here: use the back of your hands to stretch, then bring it back down and re-adjust the shape. Another one that I recommend, is to lift it vertically. Hold it from the rim and turn it, as if it was a steering wheel.

At this point you are ready to put your favorite toppings on and bake it at the highest temperature your oven allows, preferably on a pre-heated stone.

Happy pizza night! (I know tonight that is what we’re having at my house!)

My order from my daughter-in-law's brand new business @lexscentials just came in, and these candles smell so good I want...
05/14/2020

My order from my daughter-in-law's brand new business @lexscentials just came in, and these candles smell so good I want to eat them! ❤
She is based in Indiana, but she ships!
Get your own on her website (details in pictures). So many original and unique scents!!! Go have a look now!

#lesxscentials #smallbusiness #mompreneur

Tiramisu means "pick me up", and I dedicate this slice today to all the strong women out there who need to be picked up,...
05/10/2020

Tiramisu means "pick me up", and I dedicate this slice today to all the strong women out there who need to be picked up, every now and then.
The mothers who gave birth, those who adopted, those who foster, those who wanted to be a mother and never could, those who make the choice not to be, those who can hold their kids close today and those who lost theirs.
We all deserve a real or metaphorical Tiramisu sometimes.
I'm sharing the one I made for myself with you all.
Happy Mother's Day

#cucinamore #mothersday #tiramisu #leesburgva #leesburgsmallbusiness #LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #LoudounChamber #familycooking

Help! This #thebigcoronabake thingy is taking over me and I can't stop!Second attempt at croissant making at home.  It's...
05/09/2020

Help! This #thebigcoronabake thingy is taking over me and I can't stop!
Second attempt at croissant making at home.
It's a 3-day process, but I'm very happy with the results ❤
Made them for my own mother's day breakfast, but had to try one right away to make sure they were ok 😉
I need to go back to work soon or this baking thing will turn into an addiction... 😁

#familycooking #baking #cornettoallitaliana

Brand new toy arrived yesterday. Finally a "serious" one 👍  Nice and heavy, made of all solid rock maple.I see more expe...
05/07/2020

Brand new toy arrived yesterday.
Finally a "serious" one 👍 Nice and heavy, made of all solid rock maple.
I see more experiments for family cooking in my near future

#thingsthatgivemejoy #thebigcoronabake

Today's nutritional supplements. Straight from our garden ☺ (thank you Vince!)#familyfood #eatwellstaywell #boostyourimm...
05/05/2020

Today's nutritional supplements.
Straight from our garden ☺ (thank you Vince!)

#familyfood #eatwellstaywell #boostyourimmunesystem

Pasta "almost alla Norma"For my eggplant lovers out there.Cucinamore.net#cucinamore #inlovewitheggplants #italianfood #s...
05/04/2020

Pasta "almost alla Norma"
For my eggplant lovers out there.

Cucinamore.net

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... it often starts with an insignificant trigger: a reference I hear in a conversation with a friend from home, a glimp...
05/03/2020

... it often starts with an insignificant trigger: a reference I hear in a conversation with a friend from home, a glimpse of a show on the Italian TV, a smell I catch somewhere that just vaguely reminds me of it... and just like that, it happens! The memory of an almost forgotten food, something I have not had in forever but that was once part of my everyday life back in what seems now like a previous life.
Other places, other times, other people, other feelings. And then I'm restless until it's on my table.

~ Mozzarella in Carrozza
(Thank you for the tips @nora_chef NoraChef ❤ )

#cucinamore #quarantinecooking #italianfood #italianchefintheusa #leesburgva #LoudounCounty #loudounbiz #personalchef #borninItaly

I had a zoom call with Terri, last night. I miss her and not having her around in person, so every now and then we share...
05/02/2020

I had a zoom call with Terri, last night.
I miss her and not having her around in person, so every now and then we share a chat and a glass of something on zoom, similar to what we used to call the "end of the shift glass", a ritual we never missed at my house after every party, once even the last item used that night had been cleaned, sanitized, and put away :-)

I know it sounds rhetorical, but it is true: we miss working together 😱😁 and we just can't wait to be (safely) cooking in our clients' kitchens again!

The good news is that some of our "regulars" have already placed tentative bookings for what we all have started to refer to as "the end of the nightmare parties"! :-D
(We could not be more grateful to them for that!

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Leesburg, VA
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My motto when it comes to food is: “keep it simple and be amazed!”. No need to complicate your life in the kitchen to achieve deliciousness!

My dishes are made with only a few but always fresh and top quality ingredients: it’s my golden rule! Plus, it’s the only way to go when you want to experience food as if you were actually in Italy.

Recipes are easy, so that it will be fun for you to make them again at home, to delight yourself and those you love.Our events are an opportunity to entertain at home in a fun and informal setting, cooking side by side with your Personal Chef, and then enjoying great food with your friends. Lots of fun, and no stress for the host either: our party formula includes shopping for the ingredients, providing cookware, all necessary tools and serving dishes, and leaving minimal after party clean-up behind. A CUCINAMORE cooking party is a great idea for groups, couples, birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, book club special events, team building activities and much more.

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as usual, I am aTop Fan.
Il badge, il badge!!! Che emozione, grazie!! 😘🌻🌼🌈❤️🎉
Thank you to Cucinamore for the amazing Italian dinner that you prepared for us last night! It was so nice to have you come to our home and prepare this feast with our friends. Hope we can do this again real soon!!
We had such a fabulous time with Cucinamore last night!! Everything was just perfect!! We loved the food and the wonderful conversation!! This is such a great idea for an elegant but relaxing dinner party! Thank you to Daniela and Terri for this amazing night!
Ciao carissima ,un bacio dall' Italia 😘😘
Thank you for such a great evening!!
Great dinner party last night with Daniela of Cucinamore. She did a fantastic job. The food was very good, prepared gluten free and more than enough to go around for seconds for our group of 10. If you are looking for a great way to entertain friends over dinner with limited hassle, give her a call.
My husband enjoyed the evening with you and our family cooking and learning some new techniques. Thank you all the wonderful food too!!