Today I joined the Italian community for ‘Tutti in Piazza’ Italian Day at Crown St Mall. The Mall was transformed into an Italian Piazza with delicious food and Italian entertainment including a parade, singing and dancing.
Available for sale was food prepared by the local Italo-Australian Associations originating from various regions of Italy including pasta, Italian sausage, coffee beans and Italian sweets including gingerbread, nougat and crostoli.
The weather was horrible, however the rain and cold weather did not dampen the enthusiasm of the people volunteering their time and efforts, nor the people eagerly lining up to sample their wares.
My first purchase was some penne with sauce $5. The flavour was mild but tasty. I could sense some lovely olive oil and a hint of garlic in the sauce and it was perfect start to my Tutti in Piazza (Everyone in the Piazza) experience.
By the time I had purchased some penne, crostoli, viennese biscuits, Italian shortbread, nut praline and chocolate nougat I was drooling over the calzone and flatbread but I was all out of money. Next year I will make sure to visit those stands first!
VIENNESE BISCUITS and VITTORIA COFFEE
HOT CALZONE with Mozarella & Ricotta & Ham
ITALIAN SHORTBREAD AND TORRONE (NOUGAT)
PEOPLE of TUTTI
Tea Cup Ride for the kids was a hit.
One Man BIG Band Enzo Giribaldi
North Italian Specialties
Edensor Park NSW 2176
Tel/Fax: 02 96109324
Ph: 0297063603 Mob: 0402828883
Italian Style Gingerbread and Nougat
Italian Style Gingerbread, Hard honey bread, Almond toffee, Peanut toffee, Sesame seed toffee, soft homemade nougat, imported crunchy italian nougat, home roasted chickpeas
BJ’s on the Mall
Shop 1/98 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Ph: 02 42280226