I took a day off my Sunday job to check out the Italian Festa at Leichhardt with Mum and Jacky. A lot of the streets were sealed off and parking was hard to find. The weather in the morning was freezing! but by lunch time everyone was looking for some shade.
Paella $8 a serving
The Paella was delicious! and after watching the chef make it, I'm tempted to try make my own.
Spit Roast anyone? BBQ Squid
It wouldn't be an Italian Festa if there wasn't pizza!
The day got really hot and there was nothing better than a cold beer ($3) to go with the BBQ squid ($5) the squid was nice but a little too salty.
MmMMm...mini pancakes topped off with fresh strawberries and cream
I've been wanting to buy a plant...but I can't seem to keep them alive
Overall it was a nice day and there was a great show of people. I must admit that I was a little disappointed as there really wasn't anything unique or special about the food. I was hoping for more homemade antipastos, special Italian sauces, pesto, fresh bread or even cheeses that you can't buy off the shelf…no such luck.