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9th Annual St. Anthony FESTA ITALIANA

9th Annual  St. Anthony FESTA ITALIANA Charlotte 2014

SUNDAY MAY[masked]

This is not a hosted meetup but this is for a GREAT cause. Please make sure to buy your tickets beforehand on their website above.

It is all about Charity and the Best Italian Food in Charlotte for the 9th year in a row. Guests will again enjoy unlimited spectacular Italian Food, Delicious Italian Wines, Prosecco, Peroni Beer, Wonderful Live Stage Entertainment, a large first class Silent Auction with over 100 items; “Let’s Talk” Italian Kid Zone; an Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting Bar, by Grapes and Olives on Tap; Italian Imported Delicacy Tasting by Zia Pia! The Festa will again happen in the beautiful surroundings of Queens University of Charlotte, our gracious and generous Host Sponsor for the 4th year. In addition to the absolutely delicious Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting and Zia Pia’s one of a kind Imported Italian Specialties, you will enjoy the Best Italian  delicious appetizers and bakery, from more than 8 of the areas best Ristoranti , Bakeries, Purveyors, and Caterers presented by their proud Executive Chefs themselves. All while enjoying endless flowing of Prosecco, Italian Wine, and Peroni Beer. All this is while to our Famous Seafood Risotto is being prepared by our Head FESTA Chefs, Gino and Isabel Macchiavello, and Chef Marco Lubrano. And that is just the beginning. Our Guest Chefs, Massimo and Maria Victoria, flown in from  Lago di Como, Italia, will then present their Primo Pasta and the Secondo Meat or Fish. Then…….. Dolce:  Dessert with  Espresso and Cappuccino from The Coffee Boss !!! It all benefits the NEVINS Center, creating opportunity, fulfillment, and quality of life for those with special needs and developmental disabilities.

1-2:30 pm:  Delicious Ristoranti and Caterer Antipasti Presented and Served by Charlotte’s Best Chefs of Italian Cuisine and  Brooklyn South Pizza baked on site by owners, Lucia and Vincent Caminiti even longer;  and of course Live Music and Entertainment all afternoon!

1-4:30 pm:  Fabulous Silent Auction with a large variety of wonderful items

1-7 pm:  Main Stage Entertainment all afternoon. Beautiful live music, singing, and dancing, as has been a wonderful tradition.

1-6 pm:  Kid Zone… Children’s activities and face painting, games, and more, all while learning to speak Italian !!!

2:30-5 pm:  Our Famous 4 foot Seafood Risotto by Festa Executive Chef, Gino Macchiavello. Visiting Chefs from Lake Como, Italy, Maria Victoria and Massimo, will demonstrate, teach, and serve Meat and Pasta Specialties from Lake Como!

5-7 pm:  Dolce (Desserts): Cannoli and more with Coffee Boss espresso and cappuccino (In Italy they don’t drink cappuccino after 3pm, but you can!)

There will be Culinary Stations, so no long lines

You can buy a VIP premium reserved table for 8 or 12 with Cupcake Prosecco and more included.

Queens University’s beautiful Trexler foyer and Courtyard Outside venues,  if sunny and warm, or the inside Banquet Hall if it is chilly, rainy, or too hot! Of course, this is all “Ciao” for Charity! So, all you can Eat, Drink, and Enjoy for just one Admission Donation (Kid Zone a little extra) and you help People with Special Needs/Disabilities in our Community through the Nevins Center.

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