Labor Day in Italy is celebrated on May 1st or Primo Maggio so we thought it would only be fitting to invite a few of the neighbors that help us so much over for a lovely lunch! All the usual suspects/stars of the "A Tale of 3 Tractors" video where in attendance with their wives and grandchildren. In typical country farmhouse style, guests started arriving at 11am for a 1pm lunch and stayed until well after 6pm - just enjoying the atmosphere & conversation.
Our wonderful expert wine-guide Marco was there with friends to enjoy the day off. Since they all live near the sea, a day in the mountains is a relaxing treat.
Lunch was amazing and as usual with Italians, pasta was welcomed to the table with a round of applause for Jason!
Chicken Liver Crostini
Pecorino & Fresh Fava
Homemade charcuterie (salami, dried sausages, prosciutto)
Hard Eggs with Salsa Verde
Homemade Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Artichokes
Bone-In Pork Roast
Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary
Caffè & Homemade Digestivi
After the final guests kissed our cheeks goodbye we enjoyed a few moments of solice in the evening sun. Then I quickly beelined it to Piobbico for the InRock Music festival held every year. I was racing the empending storm that never arrived (it has rained on poor Piobbico and this music festival every year we've lived here.) I schmoozed and snapped some photos - enjoyed a beer with friends and even caught the Mayor grooving to the tunes!
Primo Maggio truly was a busy day!