Tuesday, September 24, 2013


What a beautifully set table there was at a party to celebrate my friends' 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday:

The menu consisted of dishes that brought back memories of places where the couple had lived and you may be able to see the little Spoleto pizze at the top of the place settings.  The antipasti were all Italian but the main course was roast beef and Yorkshire puddings!

I've mentioned before that a lot of Sicilians are reluctant to try foreign food and so it was with the Yorkshire puddings and gravy. "Peggio per loro - so much the worse for them", as this meant that there was more for the British contingent.

There were three kinds of anniversary cake - an Italian sponge, a chocolate cake and a traditional British wedding cake, which further perplexed some of the Italians. Those who did try it, though, agreed with the Brits that it was delicious.

I think you need a closer look at the cakes:

I had a lovely time and felt honoured to have been invited so "happy anniversary" again, my dear friends.


Lee said...

I love roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding and I've not cooked them for ages...I must do so...soon.

Unknown said...

What a JOY filled 50th celebration! It is an amazing feet to love another for that many years!! It looked like a delicious celebration Patrizia!!

Hugs to you and Simi!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hello Pat!

What a wonderful party for your friends on their milestone anniversary! The food looked delicious, including the roast beef ad Yorkshire pudding -- those that did not try it were missing a treat!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Lee. When I was in GB, I didn't eat it much but now I miss it sometimes! Hi, Constance. I agree. My friends will be very pleased that you like their table so much. Love to you, too. xx woof! Hi, Pat. They missed a treat indeed. Yes, it was a great party.

CherryPie said...

It sounds fabulous and those cakes look delicious :-)


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