Norton Street Italian Festa 2016

The Parents and I were lucky enough to attend the Norton Street Italian Festa once again this year. The weather didn’t look too promising, but we made our way to Leichhardt anyway and I’m so glad we did. The Parents and I ate our way up and down Norton Street and now that I’m putting this post together, it’s really just a food diary from that day (#sorrynotsorry).

the ‘Italia’ piadina

I was starving by the time we reached Leichhardt, so I jumped at the opportunity to eat this. I’ll be honest and say I didn’t know Italians did flatbread. This was from Da Nonna Norma and stuffed with proscuitto di parma, mozzarella and rocket. Delicious.

passionfruit sorbet

passionfruit sorbet

We had this passionfruit sorbet from Bar Italia while watching some amazing kids play music.

chorizo

chorizo

After a bit of taste-testing, The Parents and I settled on buying the hot chorizo from Backa Sydney. Can’t wait to eat it.

arancini and lasange fritta

arancini and lasange fritta

I chose the pumpkin with smoked cheese arancini, while Dad was keen to try the fried lasagne, which seems to be a new ‘thing’. Both were from Inbocca and yummy.

baby octopus and calamari

baby octopus and calamari

I was kind of hungry-but-not-hungry when I walked past this stall selling calamari and baby octopus (forgot its name. Oops). I only wanted the calamari, but The Parents wanted both so I bought the mixed platter. The baby octopus was good, but the calamari was better.

bombolone

bombolone

We finished off with bombolone, an Italian doughnut filled with gelato, from Riva Reno. We got the choc-hazelnut gelato. The Parents and I were so full, but we made room for this dessert. It’s so good! I’d eat one by myself if I wasn’t so full.

Apart from all the food (and there’s a lot more), there were plenty of stalls, music and rides for the kids. I wanted to go on a pony ride, but it’s probably best that I didn’t. It was a nice day out and I’m glad The Parents and I visited Norton Street Italian Festa again.

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