Wonderful Aperitif at “Trattoria Semplice” (Bond Street, Mayfair) Friday, 16 September. Graced with an unusually warm evening (by this crazy Summer standards), a huge crowd of about 550 people attended the event during the whole night. And many stayed well past 1am, following DJ Alessandro who really kept the beat on for the whole event.
We were amazed by the quantity and quality of the appetisers that chef Carmelo and his staff prepared and offered during the night; these included : arancinetti , crocchette di patate, focaccia al rosmarino, pomodorini pachino con mozzarelline campane, pizzetta margherita , panini di focaccia con salumi e rucola, bruschettine con pomodori ed origano siciliani, pizza bianca con capperi di Pantelleria ... and just when we thought that was more than enough, the grand finale arrived with plenty of Pennettata all’Arrabbiata – a landmark in the Italian gastronomic tradition.
As expected, we had lots of non-Italian friends and guests joining us, including people from Lithuania, Sweden, South Africa, Poland, Ukraine, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ghana, Malta, India, Greece (in particular we noticed three wonderful girls!), Argentina, Switzerland, Russia, Bulgaria and ... so many more we can not remember!
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Organising such a large event (over 550 people plus lots of food to serve) was not an easy task by all means! A huge thank you to wonderful chef Carmelo Carnevale for his exquisite cuisine and perfect organisation; and a particular thank you to his young team, the boys and girls of Istituto Professionale Alberghiero di Palazzolo Acreide (Siracusa, Sicily) who prepared and and served the appetisers throughout the event : their courtesy and professionalism was widely praised. And of course, a big thank you to restaurant manager Antonio and his staff, his overseeing of the whole event was just brilliant.
And of course, an even greater thanks you to all of you who attended!
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