Paola was kindly asked to participate in Live to Eat Social's series My Local Food Life. Read the article here to find out more about Paola's love of food and Cambridge, her recommended Cambridgeshire businesses and upcoming plans for Romano's. A big thank you to Lucy for featuring Paola. She is honoured!
We love this witty account of Romano’s ‘Essentially Italian’ Masterclass, beautifully written by prolific blogger Emma of A Bavarian Sojourn. You can catch up on the full day of food and fun in her blog post here.
A fantastic group of five students participated in the class. We even celebrated a birthday, as the course was a gift from one participant to another. What a great idea!
We cooked up a deliciously filling risotto which was enjoyed for lunch, along with some Prosecco. We avoided the food coma in the afternoon by making our own focaccia dough and learning how to assemble a zuccotto, a no-bake domed dessert from Italy.
Emma has an excellent eye for photography and captured the day through her lens. Her blog post is such an amusing read and makes “feeling like a stuffed focaccia” a good thing!
Emma’s enthusiastic feedback on the class and her kind words about Paola as a person and teacher were very much appreciated.
It was a pleasure to have Emma join us in our first ever cookery class in our brand new kitchen. Her wonderful blog is at thesojournseries.com and she can be found on Twitter, and particularly Instagram where she shares many of her stunning travel photos.
On 24 May, Romano’s held a fringe event for Eat Cambridge, a two-week festival of local food & drink. Romano’s Paella Masterclass took place at the newly re-opened Black Horse in Dry Drayton in their lovely function room. Paola taught participants how to make Paella Valenciana in a fun and interactive group. Everyone enjoyed feasting on paella at the end of the evening.
Food blogger Pina of One Two Culinary Stew helped out with the event but also shared her experience on her blog, which you can read here. There are some wonderful photos of delicious food (those prawns!) and happy faces.
We’d like to give thanks to The Black Horse’s Amanda and Colin for letting us have the space, all our enthusiastic participants for being so delightful and Pina for her post. Her food blog is at onetwoculinarystew.com and she can be found on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
For Foodie Thursday, Paola Davies-Romano was asked to appear on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's The Breakfast Show with Dotty McLeod to chat about her foodie upbringing, Italian food and future plans for Romano’s. What a thrill to be on live radio talking about what Paola knows best: FOOD!
It was a real pleasure to share the booth with Dotty. Her fun, casual broadcasting style put Paola at ease and brought out her bubbling personality. Buongiorno!
Catch Paola’s delicious recipe for Pasta with Leeks. It’s quick, easy and had everyone salivating by the end of the programme!
You can listen to the 3 August 2017 interview at the 2:51:23 mark here (until 2 September). Alternatively, you can head to One Two Culinary Stew's Media page and listen to the excerpt.
We’re delighted that food blogger Pina of One Two Culinary Stew has shared her experience at Romano’s Big Fat Italian Supper Club on Saturday, 15 July. You can find her blog post here.
Pina describes each of the courses we lovingly prepared and served. Her post includes a compilation of wonderful photos and captures the spirit of event. It was all about going BIG with lots of food, flavours and fun in a festive atmosphere. We hope the menu gave some insight into some of Italy’s most mouthwatering cuisine, particularly from the Campania region.
It was such a pleasure to cook for our guests and have them gather around our table. We don’t think anyone went home hungry!