Services

Marriage and a Meal

If you’re wanting a very small, private ceremony for a fraction of the cost of eloping, Marriage and a Meal may be for you!  It’s far more elegant than going to the courthouse to get married, and gives you a quaint, small wedding experience.
I can make your wedding day special with a Marriage and a Meal.  First, I am an ordained by the Universal Life Church and licensed in Ohio to perform weddings.  Second, I’ll prepare an elegant Italian dinner for your after ceremony for your significant other and up to two (2) witnesses. This will be served in our private dining room. Third, your wedding ceremony and champagne toast will be recorded and made available for you to share on YouTube. 
I am happy to work out any other details to make your wedding day and celebration dinner something unforgettable!
Package 1: 
 - Wedding ceremony
 - Champagne toast
 - Recording of the ceremony and toast posted on YouTube
 - $300
Package 2:
 - Everything in Package 1
 - Dinner at $30/person which includes
      - Garden salad
      - Homemade bread
      - Spaghetti in a marinara or bolognese sauce
      - Roasted asparagus or crispy baked brussels sprouts
      - Skillet brownie a la mode
Package 3: 
 - Everything in Package 1
 - Dinner at $40/person which includes:
      - Garden salad
      - Homemade bread
      - Chianti braised short ribs over gnocchi
      - Roasted asparagus or crispy baked brussels sprouts
      - Creme brulee
Package 4:
 - Everything in Package 1
 - Dinner at $50/person which includes:
      - Garden salad
      - Homemade bread
      - Elevated meatballs in Sunday sauce served over a bed of creamy polenta
      - Roasted asparagus or crispy baked brussels sprouts
      - Creme brulee
The menu can be modified to meet your desire or dietary needs.  To book your wedding or to discuss options contact me at povitalian@gmail.com

Cooking Classes

Learn to cook Italian cuisine in your kitchen, for an event or for a fundraiser using the ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry!  No matter how experienced you are in the kitcken we can have fun and begin or improve your cooking skills in a relaxed and encouraging environment.
Book now at povitalian@gmail.com

Cooking Demonstrations

Gather friends and family for a couple of fun hours watching me prepare seasonal Italian fares.  Relax, socialize, eat and enjoy!!!
Book now at povitalian@gmail.com

Private Chef Services

I offer partial day or full day personal chef services. This includes home cooked Italian cuisine prepared in your kitchen using the freshest ingredients possible. Enjoy a chef prepared breakfast, lunch, dinner or make it an all-day affair! Your menu can be served family style, buffet or plated. I will take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your time with your family and friends. Full day personal chef include all three meals. A set daily rate plus the cost of groceries apply. Partial day personal chef services include 1-2 meals prepared in your home. An hourly rate plus the cost of groceries apply.
Book now at povitalian@gmail.com

Homemade Breads

You can now experience the homemade breads seen in my videos!  Order homemade bread today, prepared by the host of POV Italian Cooking!  Make your selection then send your bread order to povitalian@gmail.com!   

Sicilian Bread

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Description: A golden bread covered with sesame seeds that is made with semolina flour.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Challah Bread

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Description: A traditional egg bread eaten during the Jewish Sabbath. A delicious and visually stunning braided bread.
Price: $7 per loaf.

Rosemary Bread

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Description: A bread that is packed full of flavor by a dough that was infused with crushed rosemary.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Pesto Bread

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Description: A light green bread that combines the taste of an outstanding bread with the wonderfully rich herbaceous flavor of pesto.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Chocolate Bread

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Description: A delicious chocolate bread made from a standard bread dough with the addition of cocoa. The chocolate flavor is increased by the chocolate chips that are kneaded into the dough before baking.
Price: $7 per loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Tomato Bread

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Description: You won't believe the amazing flavors packed into this bread! A combination of sundried tomatos, garlic, and shallot in this dough make for a bread you just won't believe. 
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Beer Bread

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Description: My homemade beer bread recipe that makes a 3 pound loaf with a rich buttery crust.
Price: $7 per loaf.

Como Bread

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Description: A bread with a thick, crunchy crust and a chewy center that has roots back to Northern Italy.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

Pane in Cassetta (Bread in a Box)

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Description: The Italian version of the American white bread, baked in a 9 inch pullman pan.
Price: $7 per loaf.

Coccodrillo (Crocodile) Bread

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Description: A type of Italian ciabatta bread made from a very wet dough of semolina flour. This bread was developed around 30 years ago by a baker in Rome. This bread takes 5 days to make due to the long fermentation during which ingredients are added each day.
Price: $10 per loaf (due to the long time it takes to make this bread).

Pane Italiano (Italian Bread)

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Description: Traditional Italian bread with a chewy crust and a soft inside.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.

English Cottage Loaf

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Description: A traditional rustic bread that originated in England. This is essentially two round loaves, one on top of the other, with the upper one being smaller.
Price: $7 for one loaf, $12 for two loaves.