Mackay Golf Club
Life is never dull at our Italian meetings. It is very sociable and we have formed close friendships.
Giuseppe’s commitment to our Italian group has encouraged us in understanding the beauty of the Italian language. The friendships we have developed have become stronger and we look forward to continuing discussions of this wonderful language in the future.
A big thank you to Giuseppe for giving his time and patience and sharing his knowledge with us. We are very grateful as we know he has a very busy schedule.
We will then meet fortnightly starting 26th March. Ciao
Recently, members of the U3A Italian Conversation group headed out through the Pioneer Valley to Pinnacle’s Church Café for an authentic taste of Italian cuisine. The Café/Restaurant is owned and operated by our teacher – Guiseppe Buttice. Guiseppe went to great lengths to explain to us how each dish was made, where he sourced the Italian wines, and how to express greetings and comments in Italian. Of course, when we clinked glasses the expression was Salute, and when we started eating, he wished us Buon Appetito.
Several people chose from the Antipasti Menu (Entrees), the most popular dishes being Bruschetta (which included Eungella garlic) on homemade charcoal bread, and Sicilian Arancini (deep fried saffron rice balls).
The meal was Buonissimo, with most people choosing two of the three courses, with some trying all three. Dolce (Dessert/sweets) were very popular. (Check out Photos in the News Tab – Italian Conversation)
I’m sure we’ll head out there again soon. Thank you to Guiseppe, his chef, and Genni for a wonderful meal.
Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a tutti.
If you would like to know more about this class or become a participant, please phone Robyn 0437045099
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