Entertaining with Michael Chiarello

Sauteed Garlic Olives

Michael reflavors olives by sauteing them in garlic and citrus juices.

About the Show

Cookbook author and chef Michael Chiarello loves to find inventive ways to entertain his friends. His parties are casual and easy to plan, and always revolve around great food. Each episode of Easy Entertaining, shot on location at the Trefethen Winery in Napa, California's gorgeous wine country, features Michael planning, cooking and throwing a creative get-together. His recipes – a mix of his Italian heritage and wine-country lifestyle – are perfect for easy and effortless entertaining.

About the Host

Michael Chiarello

Michael Chiarello is a successful entrepreneur and restaurateur, as well as an Emmy-winning Food Network personality and cookbook author.

Grilled Prime Rib

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

Strawberries served with Honey Zabaglione

"Speed Scratch" Neapolitan

Spring Vegetable Rice Salad (Insalata di Riso)

Marinated Pazzo Berries with Balsamic Vinegar

3 Mix-Ins to Customize Store-Bought Gelato

Asparagus Soup with Parmigiano Zabaglione

Olive Oil Braised Potatoes

Crispy Olives Stuffed with Sausage

Roasted Asparagus Bundles wrapped in Prosciutto with Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Watermelon Margaritas

Chocolate Fondue

Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies

Michael's Tacos with Chicken Taco Filling

"Quintessential" Roasted Vegetables

Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Spring Panzanella

Salsa di Parmigiano


Limoncello Spritzers


Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs

Olive Oil Cake

Calabrian Cracked Olives

My Mother's Tomato Sauce