Page 10 - Jupiter Spotlight - October '18
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       Feast Of Little Italy from page 1                                                                   pescatore, calamari, antipasto platters, fried raviolis and
                                                                                                           Italian Chicago beef fried calzones. Then, enjoy not-to-be-
      all weekend long include:                                                                            missed Italian dessert with homemade zeppoles, sfogliatella,
      Headliners Brynn Cartelli                                                                            and cannolis. Josephs Classic Market will be on site selling
      – this year’s winner of the                                                                          their homemade products and cooking up some of the
      NBC show  The Voice and                                                                              favorites that locals have come to know and love. If Italian
      dynamic pop artist Christian                                                                         food is what you crave, then the feast is the place to be.
      Guardino, who will light up                                                                          Tradition/Culture
      the stage starting at 8 p.m.,                                                                          At the feast, the Italian culture surrounds you and we
      Saturday, Nov. 3.                                                                                    invite families, friends and neighbors to share in the Italian
        The pre-holiday-time                                                                               traditions. As you stroll through the Italian marketplace, shop
      feast serves as the launch for                                                                       and explore hundreds of vendors selling Italian garb from
      the Little Smiles Toy Drive!                                                                         T-shirts and Italian jewelry – to home must-haves for every
      Little  Smiles,  the  official                     Food And Wine Seminars                            kitchen. Along the path, amid aromas, sights and sounds,
      charity of the Feast of Little   Brynn Cartelli      Year after year, national                       meet Peppino, the strolling accordion player (accordion
      Italy will be on site raising                      and local chefs come out to                       was first produced in Italy in the 1860s) and enjoy while he
      awareness for their mission and hosting fun activities.  the Feast of Little Italy and               reminds you that the cheerful sounds have been heard for
                                                         demonstrate how to cook                           generations as he plays classic Italian music with a jig and a
                                                         specialty Italian dishes. The                     smile. Bocce, Badabingo anyone? Whether it’s your first time
                                                         La Cucina Galbani Cooking                         or you’ve been playing for years, feast visitors are invited to
                                                         Pavilion is the place to learn                    learn and play the games first played in Ancient Rome. Join
                                                         how to prepare delicious                          in the fun alone or build a team – Bada bing!
                                                         cuisine, with up-close                            Family Fun
                                                         demonstrations.                                     After eating all you can eat, the children’s area will be
                                                           Daily, Galbani’s intimate                       ready for you filled with all your favorite festival rides and
                                                         cooking pavilion “kitchen”   Chef Marco           prize-winning games. The feast will create memorable
                                                         will be filled with nationally-                   moments to share. Don’t miss bringing the kids to get their
                                                         known chefs most notable, Galbani Chef Marco Sciortino,   faces painted, pop balloons and shoot some hoops! Step up,
                                                         also from the hit TV show Come Dine with Me, and local   win a prize, and watch them smile!
       Sal Valentinetti                                  celebrity cook Virginia Sinicki from the KVJ show on 97.9
                                                         WRMF, who will serve up light options to taste. Chef Nina
                                                         Tomasik of Nina’s Bakery will be showing off her talents of
                                                         creating art on dessert and cakes. Come get a taste of Italy
                                                         throughout the weekend. Seminars will be held on Friday at
                                                         7 p.m., Saturday at noon, 2, 4, and 6 p.m., and Sunday, noon,
                                                         2  and 4 p.m. To complement the palate, Voga Italia is the
                                                         proud wine sponsor bringing taste and style. Their collection
                                                         ranges from white to red, and sparkling to sweet. Join us as
                                                         world-renowned wine connoisseur Anthony Acampa takes
                                                         you on a journey with your palate. Free wine demonstrations
                                                         will be held Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 3, 5 and 7 p.m.,
                                                         and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.
        “Each year, it is a privilege to produce the feast as a place     A feast highlight is the Galbani Golden Wooden Spoon
      for the community to gather and experience our traditions,   Competition when last year’s winner, Felicia Rodriguez,
      rooted in family values and love,” said Jerry Somma, co-  anchor with WPBF- 25 News, (local ABC affiliate) battles it
      founder of the feast. “It is our way to honor our heritage and   out against Co-anchor Tiffany Kenney for the trophy! Come
      celebrate old traditions while we create new memories made   on out to vote for your favorite dish from their prize kitchen
      among family and friends who join us whether it be for the   recipes!
      first time, or year after year.”                   Food
      Entertainment                                        With every step you take in Abacoa, visitors will find
        This year’s entertainment lineup promises a showcase of   food vendors serving up authentic Italian dishes – from
      Italian and Italian-American artists set to appear all weekend   pasta, pizza, sausage and peppers, to risotto and pinwheels,
      on the Main Stage. Serving as Feast of Little Italy Master of   and more! The aroma of Italy will surround you and each
      Ceremonies is Virginia Sinicki, on-air personality from the   scrumptious bite is certain to keep you hungry and coming   Bocce ball
      KVJ show.                                          back for more! Come and get a taste from dishes that hail
        Let’s kick off the feast entertainment 8 p.m. Friday,   from both south and northern Italy ranging from seafood   Feast Of Little Italy on page 11
      Nov. 2 with a New York state of mind. Rock to favorite
      hits with a Billy Joel tribute
      performance by Turnstiles: A
      Celebration of the Music of
      Billy Joel.
        Headlining the feast on
      Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m.
      is Brynn Cartelli this year’s
      winner of the NBC show
      The Voice and fellow pop
      artist Christian Guardino.
      Joining the star-studded, pop
      performers on the Saturday
      stage at 6:30 p.m., is The
      Sicilian Tenors, sure to please
      with stunning harmonies and
      unique stylings.
        Returning to the feast
      bringing his smooth vocals
      is the show-stopping,    Christian Guardino
      national performing artist
      Salvatore Valentinetti – who
      will take the stage Sunday,
      Nov. 4 at 5:45 p.m.  Sal
      “The Voice” – famed for
      receiving a “golden buzzer”
      top-accolade by judge Heidi
      Klum, on the NBC show
      America’s Got Talent in
      2017, will sing the standards,
      crooning tunes by Sinatra,
      Martin and more crowd
      favorites. Also performing
      on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. is
      local and Italian-American   Jess Lee
      artist  and  songwriter  Jess
      Lee, of Stuart, introduced to a global audience in a stunning
      appearance while competing on The Voice this season.
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