We headed out to the Sydney
All the various cafes and restaurants along the street throw open their doors for the Italian Festival, and there are also a bunch of stalls dotted up and down the street featuring Italian goodies. I wish they was a wider selection or more stalls, as the offerings ran out pretty quickly :X But we got a chance to sample local Italian food and desserts which I don’t tend to get often around where I live.
We met up with my French friends there and shared a few Italian snacks/desserts, before deciding we were hungry and headed to Bill & Toni’s for a hearty Italian lunch. Seemed like everyone else had the same idea, since the place was packed to the brim! We did manage to get a table fairly quickly though, and the meals were served at record speed – probably because they have a really selected menu and everything’s already cooked and ready in the kitchen. No problem for us, as everything was still fresh and hot – probably because of the super high turnover that afternoon.
Sydney Italian Festival 2008
The day started off a bit rainy and dreary…
All snuggled up
But then the sun came out. Hurray!!
Farm fresh apples and oranges
Zucchini flowers – I’ve never eaten these before, I don’t think
Just us 🙂
Loads of fresh veggies for sale
And pastries too
Mum and Dad bought a loaf of sourdough bread here. I made some
creamy scrambled eggs to go on top of it. OMG it was divine!!!
Mum buys some lovely fresh mushrooms
Chris and I are dressed alike HAHA
We got a free pot plant each. Yay!
Big fat donuts and cannelloni. We had a custard-filled donut. YUMMMM
Italian band music
Amused by something or other
People milling around eating outdoors
Me and (yet another!) French girl friend
We adjourned to Bill and Toni’s for an Italian lunch
Awesomely buttery garlic bread :)~
Delicious Osso Bucco and Spaghetti
Lamb Liver *shudders*
My big fat Meatballs and Spaghetti – delicious!
Us! Minus the French guy friend that took this pic 😛
Headed outside for a cup of Italian coffee
Check out that massive saucepan of mussels… mmmm..
Loads of (scary looking) sausages
My girl friend and I eagerly checking out the Mushroom and Truffle Risotto
Oooh la la!!
We couldn’t resist, so we bought some!
Ohhhh it was GOOOD 🙂