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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

la festa italiana 2019

my favorite tradition is visiting our local italian festival each year on labor day weekend.  we love the great food, the atmosphere, and the memory that it was were ryan and i went on our very first date back in 2004.  this festival is like a religion to me, it's totally my happy place!

we headed down to the italian festival on saturday afternoon (wearing my la festa t-shirt) to have some lunch.  we went at the perfect time because the weather was awesome and it wasn't crowded at all!  on sunday night we went back down for some dinner and the fireworks, and then we went back again on monday for lunch with our parents!

^this double-crust pizza was so good!  it was filled with cheese and fresh tomatoes, and topped with rosemary.  yum!^
^we watched this homemade gnocchi being made right in front of us!  what a project to make homemade gnocchi in such a huge quantity for four days straight!  the gnocchi were light and melted right in our mouths.  the sauce was delicious too!^
^we always love sharing a pizza fritta (fried dough), but this year we tried something different from a new stand . . . mini pizza frittas.  they were so good!^
^we brought our folding chairs and shared some pizza while sitting and waiting for the fireworks to start.^
^it might not look terribly attractive in the photo, but this flakey chocolate croissant pastry was so very good (and messy)!^

let the countdown begin for next year's festival!  ;-)

love, laurie

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previous trips to the italian festival: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018


ma pa camlet said...

We are so glad that the weather on Sunday turn out to be sunny instead of rainy. We enjoyed eating the Italian food and seeing all the festivities. And of course spending time with all of you.

Mom H. said...

We really did luck out with Sunday's weather. I'm glad you got to enjoy three days at Festa Italiana.