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Sat, Sep 16



La Dolce Vita, Summer Abundance Italian Dinner Party

Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience presented by The Sweet Botanist’s Chef Amber and collaborating Chef Robert Corridoni. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful journey through the vibrant flavors of summer.

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La Dolce Vita, Summer Abundance Italian Dinner Party
La Dolce Vita, Summer Abundance Italian Dinner Party

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Hanover, 110 Black Rock Rd, Hanover, PA 17331, USA

About the event

Summer Abundance Italian Dinner

Saturday, September 16th - Time: 4:30-7:30 pm | Location: 110 Black Rock Rd., Hanover, PA

   Join us for an unforgettable culinary experience presented by The Sweet Botanist’s Chef Amber and collaborating Chef Robert Corridoni. Prepare your taste buds for a delightful journey through the vibrant flavors of summer. Together, they will take you on a delectable, seven course, Italian inspired exploration of locally sourced ingredients that celebrate the abundance of the season.

   Experience the allure of an Italian-inspired feast in a stunning 5-acre setting that embraces the spirit of la dolce vita. Amidst this picturesque landscape, you'll find a magnificent 1919 Colonial Architecture House and a lovingly restored Converted Barn, creating the perfect ambiance for a memorable alfresco dining experience. The allure of dining under the open sky sets the stage for an unforgettable culinary experience. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of warm sunlight, gentle breezes, and the melodic sounds of nature, creating an idyllic setting that complements the feast before you. In this picturesque oasis, the magic lies not just in the sumptuous flavors on your plate, but in the connections you forge with fellow guests. Laugh, chat, and revel in the heartwarming spirit of uniting over good food and shared experiences.

   As the sun sets on this enchanting evening, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for being a part of this extraordinary culinary event. With Chef Amber & Chef   Robert’s we've strive to share an experience that transcends the ordinary. The flavors of Italy, the beauty of the 5-acre estate, and the joy of uniting over good times have intertwined to create a tapestry of cherished memories. As you depart, take with you the spirit of camaraderie, the warmth of new friendships, and the delight of plant based culinary artistry that has left an indelible mark on this celebration. Until we meet again, may the magic of this evening linger in your heart, inspiring you to savor life's moments with a renewed appreciation for the beauty of good food, great company, and the spirit of togetherness. Grazie mille! (Thank you very much!)

An Evening of Seasonally Inspired Delights

Indulge in a delightful evening of sumptuous Italian cuisine, thoughtfully prepared to captivate your senses and celebrate the beauty of summer's abundance. Savor each bite while enjoying the company of fellow plant food enthusiasts and basking in the inviting ambiance of Al fresco dining.

Mocktail Mixology Experience with Chef Amber

  • Embark on an exclusive Mocktail Mixology Experience, where you'll discover the art of crafting perfect Italian-style Aperitivos. Under the guidance of nationally published mixologist and sommelier, Amber, explore the vibrant flavors of summer with aromatic herbs, zesty citrus, and exquisite botanicals. Delight in refreshing alcohol-free cocktails that awaken your senses. You'll be learning how to craft your very own Wildflower Limoncello Sorbetto Fizz!   For guests aged 21 and above, complimentary cocktail samplings prepared by Amber herself await, showcasing her expertise in both mocktails and traditional beverages. Remember to bring valid identification to savor these delightful creations. Elevate your beverage crafting to new heights with this unforgettable experience.

Join Us for a Memorable Evening

Embrace the spirit of the season and savor the magic of plant-based gastronomy at our Summer Abundance Italian Dinner. Come with an appetite for discovery and leave with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for the bounties of nature.

An Evening of Togetherness

The Summer Abundance Italian Dinner is an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share the vision of a compassionate world. Enjoy the warm ambiance, engage in heartfelt conversations, and make lasting memories with friends old and new.

Uniting for a Common Cause

This dinner is more than just a culinary gathering; it's a celebration of kindness and compassion that unites our community. Together, we aspire to create a world where every being, human and animal alike, is treated with love and respect.

Supporting the Animal Advocates of South Central PA

We are thrilled to announce that this exceptional culinary event is also a fundraiser for Animal Advocates of South Central, PA. Your participation in the Summer Abundance Italian Dinner will directly contribute to the welfare of animals in need, supporting their rescue, care, and advocacy efforts in our community. Join us in making a positive impact and creating a brighter future, one bite at a time

Limited Seating

As we are committed to providing an intimate dining experience, we have limited seating available. Reserve your spot now to secure your place at this exclusive event. Book your seat at the table today and prepare to indulge in the magic of plant-based cuisine while supporting Animal Advocates of South Central, PA. Let's come together to savor the flavors of summer and make a positive impact in the lives of animals in need. See you at the Summer Abundance Italian Dinner!

Straight from the Gardens

We’re teaming up with Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op and Fields Edge Farm to curate an array of the freshest, locally sourced produce. Each ingredient has been carefully selected to add a touch of nature's finest flavors to every dish.

Let the Feast Begin! Our 7 course Italian Inspired Summer Abundance Menu is featured below!

*Served with still & sparkling mineral water 


Summer Crostini

Whipped Oak Bourbon Blue Cheese, Grilled Peach, Toasted Pistachio, Cinnamon Basil



Creamy Risotto stuffed with Creamy Mozzarella rolled in Parmesan panko, fried to golden perfection, Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta, Aged Balsamic Glaze, Micro Basil


Shrimp Scampi Ciabatta Pizza

Scratch-made roasted garlic ciabatta bread, with a white wine butter sauce, sautéed shrimp, confit garlic, mozzarella, parmesan, fresh parsley


Tuscan Caesar Salad

Tuscan Kale, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Sourdough Croutons, Lemon-Chickpea Crisp, Shaved Parmesan, Caesar dressing


Cappelletti Verdi

Spinach Pasta filled with Miso Braised Leeks; Porcini Puree, White Wine Sauce, Crispy Fennel


Pasta al Forno con Abbondanza Estiva

Scratch Made Pipette Rigate, Woodfired Cherry Tomato, Confit Garlic, Sweet Peppers, Local Fire Roasted Sweet Corn, Garden Fresh Basil, Smoked Mozzarella, Parmesan


Cannoli al Cioccolato Amaretto e Formaggio

Delicate cannoli shells filled with a luscious, silky Chocolate Amaretto Cheesecake, sprinkled with a pinch of Black Lava Salt, Amaretto Soaked Cherry

To elevate your experience even further, consider indulging in these exclusive services with our Serata d'Eccellenza

(VIP Experience):

  • Unlock the door to an evening of unparalleled luxury and culinary delights as we present the Summer Abundance Italian Dinner's Serata d'Eccellenza. Elevate your dining experience to the extraordinary with a collection of magnificent perks, crafted to make your night truly unforgettable!
  • Take your seat in the spotlight with front-row access to the Mocktail Mixology Experience, led by the Chef and Sommelier, Amber. Embark on a journey of taste and refinement as she unveils the secrets of crafting Italian-style Aperitivos. Witness her mastery as she blends fragrant herbs, zesty citrus, and botanical wonders to concoct mocktails that exude elegance and charm.
  • As a VIP guest, you'll be treated to an extra course personally crafted by Chef Robert himself. This exclusive addition will tantalize your taste buds and provide you with the unique opportunity to savor his thoughtfully crafted plant based culinary creations. Plus, you'll have dedicated time to chat with Chef Robert, gaining insights into his culinary inspirations and techniques.
  • As a VIP, we pamper you with VIP seating, The Sweet Botanist's Secret Garden Syrup Set, a collection of divine botanically inspired syrups. Accompanied by a take home recipe book, you'll have the key to unlocking a realm of tantalizing mocktails, empowering you to recreate the enchantment at your leisure. And to extend our appreciation, we offer you a $20 Gift Card to The Sweet Botanist's Meal Prep & Bakery services.
  • All VIPs have the complimentary option of their favorite drinks from Chef Amber: Glass of Italian Red, or Lavender Limonata, or Wildflower Limoncello Sorbetto Fizz (with or without Prosecco)

Meet Chef Amber- Amber Justine

 Chef Amber is the innovative culinary artist behind The Sweet Botanist, known for her expertise in creating exquisite plant-based dishes that are not only visually stunning but also bursting with vibrant flavors. Amber is captivated by food's ability to unite and forge memories. Each ingredient holds the potential to nourish not only our bodies, but also our souls, while positively impacting the world around us. Cooking is her heartfelt expression of boundless creativity and love, paving the way for a more compassionate and flavorful world. With a passion for gourmet comfort food, ethical and sustainable cooking, and her  love of sharing delicious food, she has carved a niche for herself in the world of plant-based cuisine, captivating the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts far and wide. By working with locally sourced, seasonal produce, she brings the essence of nature's bounty to the plate, ensuring that every dish reflects the beauty and flavors of the changing seasons. Chef Amber's culinary creations go beyond just taste; they tell a story of love, mindfulness and respect for the ingredients and the environment.

Meet Our Collaborating Chef- Robert Corridoni

Robert Corridoni, a talented recipe developer, writer and chef known for his captivating plant-based creations, brings his passion for scratch-made, seasonal dishes to your table, drawing inspiration from his Italian roots.  With an impressive background in managing high-end restaurants for over a decade, Robert's culinary journey took a profound turn in 2019 when he embraced a plant-based lifestyle. Chef Robert is known for concocting thoughtful, scratch-made dishes that showcase the true beauty of the season. Nestled in the quaint town of Manheim, PA, Robert finds immense joy in creating culinary memories with his beloved wife and two children, who often join him in the kitchen. Together, they savor the joys of cooking, fostering a love for food that nurtures both the body and the soul. Fueling his desire to share his culinary adventures with the world, Robert eagerly awaits the launch of his anticipated "Earth to Robert" YouTube channel in 2024 where he will be sharing the magic behind his dishes and offering insightful cooking tips that empower others to explore the endless possibilities of plant-based cuisine. But first, he's here to share his culinary artistry with you!


  • SALE 🔔 Dolce La Vita

    An Al Fresco Italian Feast: Savor the Season's Abundance with Chef Amber from The Sweet Botanist & collaborating Chef, Robert Corridoni

    +$3.00 service fee
    Sale ended
  • SALE-Serata d'Eccellenza (VIP)

    Indulge in an evening of luxury and culinary delights with the Summer Abundance Italian Dinner's VIP Experience - Serata d'Eccellenza! Enjoy front-row access to the Mocktail Mixology Experience, an extra course expertly crafted by Chef Robert, special seating, The Sweet Botanist's Secret Garden Syrup Set, a $20 Gift Card, and complimentary paired beverages.

    +$4.50 service fee
    Sale ended



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