Carnevale Celebration & Giveaway

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My husband and I have had a long-standing Tuesday night date-night-at-home tradition. As a result, it’s our favorite night of the week and probably one of our oldest traditions. Our usual Tuesday routine is to eat a special dinner after the kids go to bed while we watch the latest episode of 24 on Hulu.

Every once and a while though, we like to do something really special. Sometimes that means we order carry-out from our favorite restaurant or we eat a fancy dessert. Sometimes we forego the 24 watching and spend the night just talking.

So when I was approached by Bertolli with the opportunity to recreate our own Italian Carnevale Celebration in our house, I knew it would make an awesome Tuesday night for us. And I was so right! We definitely just created a tradition that will be repeated frequently in the future.

For dinner, we dined on Bertolli’s Roasted Chicken Cannelloni and Italian Sausage & Rigatoni.

We both thoroughly enjoyed each dish and we couldn’t pick a favorite from the two. Our plates were definitely cleaned though!

Dinner was followed with two amazing, freshly made espressos and a big bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream. (Gelato would have been the optimum route to go to really set the scene, but since this was my first time ever making ice cream from scratch, I decided to take the safe route.)

It was definitely a fun, delicious and unforgettable night. Now, I’m thrilled to offer the same kind of evening to one of you!

Bertolli is offering this amazing Carnevale Celebration gift pack to one lucky reader. Your package, valued at $115, will include:

  • A Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
  • A Bialetti Espresso Maker
  • 2 Crate & Barrel Espresso cups and sauces
  • 2 VIP Coupons, each for a Bertolli Frozen Meal for 2
  • A $15 iTunes gift card (with a suggested contemporary Italian playlist to create the Carnevale ambience)

Enjoy the below video of Into The Heart of Italy: The Secret of the Mediterranean featuring Rocco DiSpirito, Marisa Tomei and Dan Cortese.

Then, to enter the giveaway leave a comment telling me your favorite scene ~ OR  ~ answer the clue from the episode. (Please note, this giveaway is open only to readers in the US. Sorry!!)

I’ll randomly select one winner Wednesday, May 12 at 10:00 pm EST.

Full disclosure: Bertolli provided me with my own Carnevale Celebration package (and one to giveaway to a reader) to facilitate this review and giveaway. However, the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own and I was not paid to post positive opinions.