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Wilbrahams’ Italian Feast 31st Jan 2020 raised £1050 for the Play Area Fence!

Having planned an Italian night on the 31st of January for months before we knew we were leaving the EU on the same night, we toasted a fond farewell to Europe and got on with celebrating everything Italian and delicious…

Villagers contributed an amazing array of home made dishes based on Italian cuisine – a true feast, with plenty to go round for the 80 guests (including seconds, & possibly thirds..?).

The meal was interspersed with entertaining diversions: a great DIY / home made pasta demo from Ian Cumming; an olive oil tasting and a fascinating talk on artisanal Italian food from Arbruzzo by William Dell’Orefice of ; and a fiendish Italian themed quiz set by Ruth Sinclair. Finally a raffle of deli hampers (with help from Newmarket Rd Tesco) rounded the evening off.

Ian Cumming making fresh pasta
William Dell’Orefice of
Quiz Mistress Ruth Sinclair

The evening wouldn’t be possible (or nearly such fun) without the incredible community spirit and generosity of everyone who helped. Visitors always comment on how friendly and welcoming these events are! Thanks particularly to Ian Cumming, Ruth Sinclair, Judy Whybrow, Cheryl Patey, Sarah Fordham, Jenny Upton, & Rosie White. And of course to everyone else who helped to set up, clear up, and – most of all – who cooked and shared their lovely food.

Suggestions for next January’s Feast welcome..

Lots more great photos from Chris Fell here

Emma Adams – Wilbrahams’ Memorial Trustees