Green, white and red – Norton Street Italian Festa 2013
It was another successful day at Norton Street Italian Festa attracting thousands to Sydney’s ‘Little Italy’. Celebrating its 27th birthday, the festa did not disappoint with a day full of food, fun and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Green, white and red painted the streets attracting thousands to this community event.
Stall holders filled Norton Street, showcasing a variety of food such as pasta, pizza and a variety of Italian sweets. The Gelatissimo stand was defiantly a crowd favourite on the warm Spring day, the line queued for metres just to get a scoop of gelato- a Italian favorite.
Many visitors were thrilled to be a part in the filming of the upcoming new season of My Kitchen Rules. The crowd favourites Pete Evans and Manu Feildel worked their charm on all the food lovers at the main stage- make sure you keep an eye out family and friends as spectators when it goes to air.
Casa e Cucina presented the cooking stage and focused on a variety of regional Italian dishes, great for those who miss out on Nonnas home cooking. For all those passionate cooks, it was the perfect opportunity to have a chat with the Italian chefs and even pick up some cooking tips and secrets from the Masters of Italian Cuisine. Food defiantly won the key to many hearts, eating is a part of the Italian way of life and food was what bound the community together.
Once you were full the brim, there were endless amounts of stalls which supplied clothing, jewellery, arts and crafts, body products and more – when you think you saw it all, there was more food to try.
The Auto Festa showcased hundreds of vintage, classic and contemporary Italian cars, scooters and motorbikes- Including Casa Italia’s new black 2013 Fiat 500, also known as a “Cinquecento” (“Five Hundred” in Italian). We were excited to reveal our new member of the Casa Italia family, and were thrilled to see the positive response it had from the crowd.
As the day went on many people continued to eat, drink coffee and dance along to the ongoing entertainment. Enjoying performances by artists such as Sylvana, Carmelo Ridolfo and the traditional Tarantella Folk Dancing. A community coming together to celebrate the essence of Italy and the Italian heritage that underpins Leichhardt
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