On Monday evening my friends Giorgio and Giovanna, who own Casa Natia, were expecting their first guests there and I was delighted to be invited to join the welcome party.
Giovanna and her friend had been working all day making culinary delights such as scacce [focacce] and I can honestly say I'd never seen so many focacce in one place at one time! These were filled with cauliflower, ricotta, sausage and ricotta, aubergine and tomato, tomato and onion - and I'm sure there were one or two more fillings that I've forgotten to mention! There were also girelle biscuits and of course, Giovanna's homemade cannoli:
This was the welcome basket for the lucky guests:
You can read more about Casa Natia here.