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.


Olive Oil Cake

Baked Clams with Prosciutto Bits and Bread Crumbs


Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Banana Crostata


Calabrian Spiedini

Salsa di Parmigiano

Limoncello Spritzers

Puff Pastry Pinwheels Filled with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pesto

Piadine with Caesar Salad and Roasted Garlic Paste

Italian S'mores

Sage Creamed Corn Bruschetta with Prosciutto

Focaccia with Blue Cheese and Honey

Calabrian Cracked Olives

White Bean and Corn Cannoli

Polenta Birthday Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

Melon Fettuccini with Sweet Wine and Fresh Mint

My Mother's Tomato Sauce

Fritto Misto with Two Mustard Sauce

Strawberry Rhubarb Calzone

Creme Catalan


Spinach Arancini

Parmesan Toasts

Smeared Tomato Bruschetta with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Torn Basil, and Salt

Venetian Sausage Bites