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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 7, 2012 Page5 The Renaissance Lodge, Sons of Italy at Boston's Famous Algonquin Club for a "Night in Tu,00'ctmy" Recently, Boston's Renais- sance Lodge of the Sons of Italy presented a "Night in Tuscany" at Boston's Algonquin Club. This year, the Algonquin Club, a pri- vate club on Commonwealth Avenue, has been the host of several outstanding Ital- ian cultural events. These events are the result of the hard work of the Algonquin Club's Vice Presi- dent Richard DeVito, Events Committee Chair Vita Paladino and Dr. Dean Saluti from the House Committee. The "Night in Tuscany" was co-sponsored by the Boston Office of the Italian Consul General, Giuseppe Pastorelli. Connecting this historic in- stitution to Boston's Italian community, Consul General Pastorelli is a member of the Algonquin Club as is Renaissance Lodge Presi- dent Dr. Dean Saluti. There were cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Algonquin Club Reading Room. The Reading Room, one of the finest drawing rooms not only in the city but anywhere, spans the entire 80-foot interior width of the building and features the original ornate molded plaster ceiling and also the original, multi-colored, floral wallpaper designed to look like embossed leather, as well as imposing fireplaces at each end and ten-foot windows. Here the 150 Algonquin Club guests had an opportunity to meet with Consul General Giuseppe Pastorelli. Also, there was a book signing by Sarah Fioroni for her new cookbook Enjoying a "Night in Tuscany" at Boston's Algonquin Club are (L-R): Marjorie Cahn, First Lady of Boston's Renaissance Lodge of the Sons of Italy; Sarah Fioroni with her cookbook A Family Farm in Tuscany; Barbara Summa, owner of Boston's North End's "La Summa" Restaurant and Pamela Donnaruma, editor and publisher of Boston's "Post-Gazette" newspaper. A Family Farm in Tuscany. Many of us had photo oppor- tunities with this famous author. Then the event moved to the Algonquin Club's elabo- rate Main Dining Room. The room, with its four fire- places, has an interior de- signed by world famous 1800s architects McKim, Mead & White. Eye-catching features include the mas- sive pewter chandelier manufactured, according to the Club's opening day cov- erage in The Boston Globe, in Holland in the 17th Century and, located above the en- trance, a Royal Box from which dignitaries speak. The meal had six courses and several wines. Each course and wine came from recipes in Sarah Fioroni's cookbook. The wines were imported from Italy to the United States by Paul Turina from New Hampshire, who was also there that evening. Dinner began with an au- tumn spinach salad, followed by a risotto with pumpkin and saffron, beef tenderloin, a cheese casserole and a green salad (Italian-style at the end of the meal). A dessert of apple cake with caramel gelato was the fin- ishing touch to an exquisite evening. Many thanks to the Algonquin Club, the Consul General in Boston and the Renaissance Lodge of the Sons of Italy for making this "Night in Tuscany" a fantas- tic success. WHAT IS YOUR ONE SENTENCE? by Sal Giarratani All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei WWW.BOSTONPOSTGAZETTE.C( )M Bistro Beer Wine L-R: Buddy Mangini, Marisa DiPietro, Scott Heiglemann, Dr. Mimi Goss, EBCC Presi- dent Diane Modica, Kim Altschul and Sal Amico. (Photo by Rosario Scabin, Ross Photography) I attended Dr. Mimi Goss' presentation of her new book, "What is your ONE sen- tence?" and found the dis- cussion to be quite enlight- ening. Dr. Goss is an author, speaker and a member of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. She spoke to an overflowing crowd at the Courtyard Marriott Boston Logan Airport recently. West End Tree Lighting to Take Place Fr. Dan O'Connell, former Sr. Eileen Harvey, served as Pastor of Saint Joseph Principal at Saint John Parish in the West End/Bea- School in the North End for con Hill section of Boston. 28 years. On Saturday, December 15 th at 6:00 pm, Norman R.E. Herr and The Friends of Richard Cardinal Cushing Memorial Park, Inc., will be presenting their 17 th Annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The choirs of Saint John's Children's School of the North End and Holy Trinity German Singers South End along with the United States Coast Guard, Honor Guard, B.S.U., Boston will all be in attendance. There will be a presentation honoring Father Dan O'Connell and Sister Eileen Harvey during the indoor reception where refreshments will be served and there will even be a visit from Santa Claus! This ceremony is in memory of our veterans and U.S. Armed Forces in service today and of all West. The tree will be blessed by St. Joseph's Church in the West End. Richard Cardinal Cushing Memorial Park is located in Boston's West End at One Bowdoin Square and Cambridge Street and parking is free at the Charles River Plaza Underground Garage, see Norman Herr for a parking pass card. Contact Norman Herr at 617-720-5326 or 617-869-7001 for more information on the event. i p0000o:n00c00gg 781-286-CASH We Buy Diamonds, Gold and Silver lewelry We Buy GoM and Silver Coins Jl :!,, .. y 345 Broadway, Revere ,, -- EXTRA HOLIDAY CASH-- ,,; ., Hours lO-5:3O pm every day. Saturdays until 3:3O pm