Friday, November 25, 2016

Holiday Celebration Dinner - December 14, 2016

We'll have a special treat this year as we celebrate the holiday season! Bistrot 64 has recently been awarded a Michelin star for its beautiful and creative culinary delights. Chef Kotaro Noda and owner Emanuele Cozzo have designed a menu that will lead us to explore pairings and taste sensations that are surprising yet absolutely delicious, while also giving an approving nod to famous Roman dishes. Take a look at this menu!

Bubbly aperitif and finger food snacks

Potato spaghetti with anchovy coulis

First course:
Rigatoni all’Amatriciana

Main course:
Chicken and chicory terrine

"BIANCO" - Ricotta, pear, coconut, white chocolate, passion fruit

Mineral water
White wine
Red wine

Given the surge in bookings since Bistrot received its star of excellency, we have only a limited number of spaces available for this special dinner, so get your spots as soon as possible! We will also do a fun Secret Santa exchange to make the evening even more festive. 

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
Where: Bistrot 64, Via Guglielmo Calderini 64 (Flaminio area).
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Cost: CCR members €55; non-members €65; each person should bring a fun, wrapped gift (value no more than €5-10) for the Secret Santa exchange.
Dress: business suit
RSVP and Payment: Bookings will only be accepted if accompanied by proof of payment with the email no later than 12 noon Monday, Dec. 12th. Space is limited. Please note that those arriving without reservations will not be accommodated. RSVP with PoP to Diana at 
N.B. Please inform us of any dietary requirements no later than Dec. 12th.

CCR Book Club - December 20, 2016

The December meeting of the CCR Book Club is always a very special occasion. A welcoming home with a fireplace decorated in the most festive way will be the setting as the group discusses "The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry" (2014) by Gabrielle Zevin, enjoys a potluck meal and exchanges holiday greetings.

When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Monteverde/Villa Pamphili area -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Nicoletta know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito.

CCR Walks: Cattle and Rivers - the Forum Holitorium & Forum Boarium - December 18, 2016

Why start Rome? Why start it here? What were the forces at play in its early history?

Thanks to a special permit we will be allowed into the site of one of the earliest sanctuaries of archaic and Republican Rome. Delving underground, we can explore the temples hidden under the church of San Nicola in Carcere.

When: Sunday, December 18, 2016.
Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee; 9:45 for the walk; special entrance to the archeological area arranged for 10:00 sharp.
Meeting point: Circo Massimo area, exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There are also additional entrance fees of €7 in total.
RSVP required by Thu. Dec. 15, ATTN Joe at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.

Friday, November 11, 2016

CCR Walks: Into the Ancient Urban Jungle - December 4, 2016

Layer upon layer upon layer: join us as we discover the houses under San Paolo alla Regola. Delving under Campus Martius in the early 1900s, archaeologists discovered the remains of an insula (ancient Roman tenement building) under the renaissance Palazzo Specchi, itself composed of medieval structures. The building is now home to a young people’s library, with private homes above that. Thanks to a special permit, we will chart the interaction of ancient and modern uses of space in central Rome, from ancient to modern times, at this very special location.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Time: 9 a.m. for coffee; 9:15 for the walk; entrance to the archeological area at 9:30 sharp.
Meeting point: Centro Storico area, exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There is a supplemental entrance fee of €4 to the "Case di San Paolo alla Regola."
RSVP required by Thu. Dec. 1st, ATTN Joe/Linda at You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Consular Services Meet and Greet - November 28, 2016

Want to learn more about Canadian Consular Services? Having trouble completing that Passport Application? Want to know how to register with the Embassy?

Now is your chance! The Consular Section of the Embassy of Canada invites CCR members and friends to a presentation regarding consular services for Canadian citizens.

Welcome remarks will be by Ambassador Peter McGovern, who will also take the opportunity to present a cheque to CCR season charity "Project Rome" for funds collected through the joint fundraising initiative of the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Club of Rome at Halloween.

The presentation will be followed by an informal meet and greet with consular staff. Did we mention that aperitivo and prosecco will be served?!

H.E. Peter McGovern, Ambassador of Canada to Italy
When: Monday, November 28, 2016
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Canada, Via Salaria 243
RSVP to with the subject line "Consular Services Meet and Greet" no later than November 24; provide full name for the security list and bring ID to be shown at entrance.