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On Friday, 5th July 2019, we welcomed 110 guests to experience the first ever Festa di Piazza – an Italian style street party – in the Piazza at The Italian Villa. Guests enjoyed a 6 course Italian feast with every course paired with a different Italian wine (see full menu and wine list in the gallery pictures). There was even a surprise gelato (Tiramisu flavour!) course served with coffees, limoncello & grappa as a “digestivo”.

We were delighted to have the event sponsored by Innovative Hire, who provided some wonderful furniture and table dressings – highly recommended for your next event.

Hosted by our MD, Tony Beales, guests were also treated to a surprise operatic performance from the Verona balcony by the talented Giselle & Jason, and finished off the night with live music by the always-excellent Evertide!

To book tickets at the next FOODIE event, simply email or call 01202 700992, stating how many tickets you’d like and any special dietary requirements.

We’re aiming to make each of these the best food experience events in Dorset… Prepare to be surprised and delighted!

Images by Chris Manning.