Season 1, Episode 4

Panini Poker Party

Fire up the counter top grills for a night of poker and paninis. What could be simpler than having the guests make their own mouth watering grilled sandwiches, while the host stars with Caesar salad made right at the table. Double down!

Gameplan
Day Before Panini Poker Party:

  • Make Biscotti for dessert

  • Buy fresh dough from local pizza restaurant

Morning of Panini Poker Party:

  • Make Pizetta’s

One Hour Before Panini Poker Party:

  • Cut bread for panini sandwiches

  • Prepare trays for three different kinds of panini sandwiches

  • Assemble ingredients for Mozzarella & carrozza tray

  • Assemble ingredients for PLT tray

  • Cook pancetta for PLT tray

  • Assemble ingredients for Ham & Teleme tray

  • Assemble ingredients for Caesar’s salad tray

  • Set up stations with ingredients near electrical outlets for panini grills

Panini Poker Party:

  • Serve red zinfandel and pizetta’s

  • Everyone makes their own panini’s

  • After dinner make pain au chocolate panini

  • Heat up pistachio’s and pour port wine for guests

Wine Recommendation
Red Zinfandel

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Recipes From This Episode

Tra Vigne's Unscotti (once baked)

Caesar Salad

PLT - Pancetta, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

Mozzarella in Carrozza Panini

Pizzettas with Olive Tapenade and Pecorino Cheese

Chocolate and Walnut Bread Panini

Smoked Ham and Teleme Panini

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