Friday, May 3

A Busy Primo Maggio: A Big Italian Lunch & Music Fest in the Mountains


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! 


Antipasti
Chicken Liver Crostini
Lentil Salad
Pecorino & Fresh Fava
Homemade charcuterie (salami, dried sausages, prosciutto)
Hard Eggs with Salsa Verde

Primo
Homemade Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Artichokes

Secondo
Grilled Sausages
Bone-In Pork Roast

Contorni
Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary
Salad

Dessert
Crostata
Tiramisu
and
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!
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