Lt. Governor Karyn Polito congratulates Donato Frattaroli (l), founder of The Taste Of The North End.
We were recently invited to attend Taste Of The North End, the annual celebration of all things food and wine in this historic part of our City. First, I just want to say that the DCR Steriti Memorial Rink, where the event was held, has to be number one one the list of public skating rinks with the most spectacular view in this city. We had never been inside before and the view is absolutely stunning.
Second, this is a real, fun community event celebrating the old school Italian heritage and traditions that are still very alive in the North End. If you haven't been to the North End in a while you would not be disappointed with an evening or weekend stroll through the area or a visit to one of the many great restaurants. You will want to linger for hours. Here are some photos of the many different tastes and sips we enjoyed.
Strawberry Shortcake from Modern Pastry.
Creamy polenta and braised short ribs from Lucca.
Jim and Rita Sorrento were there, enjoying the great food and company.
One of the many wines provided by Fantasy Wines, Fabrizia, Voga Italia Wines Champy and Zonin.
And look at that view at nightfall.
We can't list all of the forty restaurants and food vendors that led us on the feast but we can certainly say that it was well worth it. Congratulations Donato on another great year!