Carlo, Gina, Joni, and Betsy (back to camera)
Carlo and Betsy hosted a fabulous meet-up, perhaps the best ever. The evening began with an interesting discussion of two short stories by Sciascia, "Il lungo viaggio" and "L'esame."
Mini Capresi prepared by Andrea (note the red-white-green, the colors of the Italian flag)
After the discussion, we enjoyed a feast! Everyone brought delicious Italian delights (see above for the most colorful offering of all).
Gina's Birthday Cake
We celebrated Andrea's and Carlo's birthdays with delicious desserts and much enthusiastic singing of favorite Italian songs including "Arrivederci Roma" and "Roma Non Fa La Stupida Stasera."
Umberto, Maju, Gina, and Armanda
Andrea and Umberto