|Carnival is more than just a tradition for the Italians. It is the very expression of happiness and fun. And of superb sweets, typical of this time of the year.
Over 170 italians, yes! over 170 italians registered for the Aperitivo di Carnevale - the first event of 2008 - rushing to the ever so wonderful Sfizio, the Italian Patisserie in Holborn. What a crowd!! Italians from every corner of the country mixed with their friends of many and diverse Nations : France, Brasil, Cote D'Ivoir, Poland, Argentina, USA, South Africa, Greece, Philippines, Venezuela, Spain, Bulgaria, India and even New Zealand! All chatting, drinking and enjoying the special atmosphere of the evening. But that was just the start as Sfizio staff treated the guests of Italians of London to an endless show of the very best of Italian desserts : Chiacchere, Castagnole, Bigne', Cannoli, Sfogliatelle, Cassate and far too many more delicatessen to mention. Most of which are - thankfully - captured in the photos of the night, just to remind you of what a special night indeed it was - who knows, in those photos you may find yourself with the new friend you met at the aperitif, or maybe your colleague from the City, or perhaps your pal who is studying Physics with you at University or even better, that girl that happens to be most beautiful Dentist who has ever graced the British shores...well, happy viewing!
A special thank to Raffaele and the staff of Sfizio - they have been immensly generous with the guests of the night and derserve all the credits for the outcome of the event. And a super thankyou to Giuseppe, the Pastry Chef, all the way from Sicily and author of so many exquisite sweets.
To watch all the photos from the night, click on the "Galleria Fotografica" link, just left to the title of this page.
And remember : if you wish to receive (free - of course!) the original photos in High Resolution (over 4MP) to share them with your friends, fiancee, mums or even with your...dog, send us an email to THIS ADDRESS and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Al prossimo Aperitivo!