Saturday, April 26, 2008

la Festa della Liberazione

April 25th is an annual public holiday in Italy on the anniversary of the 1945 liberation. We decided to gather together, with our friends, for a grilled fish feast at a Villa in our town. Early Saturday morning, Antonello, Luca, and I drove down to the fish market in Riposto and prepared for the meal. We bought over a kilo of octopus, mascolini, two kilos of Orate, and then a few calamari were throw in at the end. On our drive back, we stopped at a street side vendor and picked up some oranges, nespole (loquats), and lemons. Thirty minutes later, and after learning everything about the old man selling fruits and vegetables, we drove up to our town on the mountain. Once home, Antonello and I prepare the octopus salad and the fish for the grill.

This Villa is owned by our friend, and will open in June as a four star Bed & Breakfast. It will be amazing!

The weather was perfect, the meal was abundant, and the company put it all together.


Anonymous said...

Ciao Jill,
I enjoy reading your postings, especially about il cibo e la famiglia.
What's the address of the B&B and will they have a website once it's open?
Forza Sicilia!

Carole in Missouri

Jilli said...

Ciao Carole,
I'm sure they will have a website once it's open! I'll post it when I know. The Villa is located right off the main street from Piedimonte Etneo to Linguaglossa in S. Gerardo, a small fraction of our town, Piedimonte Etneo.

Anonymous said...

Grazie Jilli,
keep us posted!

Carole said...

Wow... great place.

Jilli said...

Joe, Yes it is! Maybe the next time you make it over to Sicily you can stay here...?