Unit 15: Il menu [the menu]
Exercise 1 Rome
APPETIZER: fried squash flowers
FIRST COURSE: Roman-style gnocchi
SECOND COURSE: dried salted cod
SIDE DISH: Roman-style broccoli
DESSERT: English soup (custard)
Exercise 2: Genoa
APPETIZER: focaccia with rosemary
FIRST COURSE: trofie pasta in pesto sauce
SECOND COURSE: Genoese-style stockfish
SIDE DISH: mushrooms and potatoes
DESSERT: Genoese sweet bread
Exercise 3: Naples
APPETIZER: little shrimp with garlic and oil
FIRST COURSE: Neapolitan-style noodles
SECOND COURSE: sausages with tomato
SIDE DISH: stuffed sweet peppers
DESSERT: baba cake with rum sauce
Exercise 4: Bologna
APPETIZER: prosciutto ham with melon
FIRST COURSE: tagliatelle noodles in a hearty meat sauce
SECOND COURSE: Bologna-style breaded veal cutlet
SIDE DISH: ‘friggione’ onion and tomato sauce
DESSERT: crumbly glazed cookies
Unit 15 Review Exercises
After you complete these review exercises, wait a few days and then review your work. Feel free to go on to the next unit in the meantime.
When it’s time to review your work, use a bilingual dictionary to check your answers to Review Exercise 1. Doing the extra legwork of looking up words will help reinforce this vocabulary.
Have fun getting creative with Review Exercise 2.
For Review Exercise 3, anything marked by brackets is up to you.
Tu: Buona sera. Posso vedere il menù/la carta/la lista?
Tu: Grazie. Un tavolo per [#], per cortesia.
Cameriere: Prego. Cosa vorebbe da bere?
Tu: Io vorrei [your choice of beverage].
Cameriere: Certo. E poi?
Tu: [whatever your heart desires]