Festa Italiana Seattle

Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 at 10:00am

Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109

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Come join us in the beautiful Fisher Pavilion and the surrounding grounds and buildings of the Seattle Center, as we present the 33rd Annual Italian Festival.

Our highlights include the return of Galbani's celebrity Chef Marco Sciortino from Marco's in Buffalo, New York, headlining a great Schedule of Cooking Demos on La Cucina Galbani® Cooking Stage, "Opera Magic – Stories in Song" starring Spotlight Repertory NW, and a Grape Stomping competition which has to be seen to be believed! By popular demand, the Food Court & Vendor Market has been expanded as well.

Celebrity Chefs
Over the years we have had demos from chef's representing such local restaurants as: Café Juanita, Tulio, il Fornaio, Il Terrazzo Carmine, Café Bengodi, Serefina, Assaggio, etc. Some of their recipes can be found in our online Recipe Collection. At the same time, we have featured such national culinary luminaries as Mario Batali, Giuliano Bugali, Anne Burrell, Biba Caggiano, Michael Chiarello, Rocco DiSpirito, Mary Ann Esposito, Maria Liberati, Michol Negrin, Christina Pirello, Rosella Rago and Nick Stellino.

Festa Luncheon
The Annual Festa Luncheon, sponsored by the Italian Club of Seattle, will be held this year at the prestigious Seattle Yacht Club, overlooking Portage Bay, on Friday, September 18th, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Eric Scigliano, author of the book Michelangelo's Mountain. Tickets are $55 per person. (A $3.74 service fee applies.) The Gill Centioli Award winner will be the retired Vice-Consul of Italy Franco Tesorieri, and the recipient of the Patricia DeLaurenti Volunteer of the Year Award will be Patrick Henry, longtime Chair of the Oberto Bocce Tournament.

An Intro to Opera for Youngsters
Local opera troupe, Spotlight Repertory NW present their newly developed introduction to opera, "Opera Magic – Stories in Song."
There will be two 40-minute performances each day at 1:00pm and 3:00pm, at Tino's Cortile, now in the Seattle Center Armory.

The All Italian Breeds Dog Show
The All Italian Breeds Dog Show will have separate booths for each breed, including Sicilian Sight Hounds known in Italian as Cirneco dell'Etna, Italian Greyhounds, Lagotto Romagnolo, Spinone, Bracco Italiano and Cane Corso.
10:00am – 4:00pm in the walkway across from the south door to the Armory (near the Starbucks).

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