Thursday, July 2, 2020

Festival Italiano 2020 is back!



Dear Festival Italiano Friends,

So far 2020 has been a difficult year, and the future is still uncertain. Yet at the Dante we want to be positive, forward looking, and contribute to the post-Covid social and economic recovery. So I am pleased to inform you that on Saturday 27 June the Dante Committee voted in favour of holding Festival Italiano in 2020, and further promoting Italian culture with an Italian Festival Season in Auckland. 

Naturally this will be more challenging than ever before, our funds are limited this year, and we had to change plans several times to be able to reach this outcome. Once again we would like to thank the Waitematā Local Board and Newmarket Business Association for their generous support. 

The proposed date for the Festival day in Newmarket is Sunday 8 November, and we invite all those interested in attending as stall holders, and those who wish to support us by becoming sponsors, to contact us asap.

Market: fede.evangelisti@gmail.com
Sponsors: alessandra@oratia.co.nz

Con affetto,

The Festival Italiano Team

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Newsletter di luglio

Cari amici, la newsletter di luglio è pronta, potete aprirla o scaricarla da questo link.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Business Amici della Dante: Ristorante Puglia

Amici della Dante

 

Ristorante Puglia


Puglia, in Latin ‘Apulia’, is a beautiful Southern region of Italy and the place where owner Cosimo comes from.
Inspired by the traditions of his homeland, he brings the passion and simplicity of Italian cuisine.
All dishes at Puglia are made with fresh and high quality ingredients in order to give our customers an authentic and genuine Italian food experience.
The lovely pasta is made from scratch in our kitchen every day: orecchiette, gnocchi, tagliatelle and more.
You will also find a wide range of fine Italian wines that elevates every dish. See more HERE

Dante Auckland members will get a 10% discount, just show your Dante Card (with the 2020 stamp).



Pasta Workshop at Puglia - Learn to make your own pasta! 

Spend the morning with Cosimo learning how to make authentic fresh Italian pasta and in different cuts.

You will learn:
  • How to make your own real fresh pasta following ancient Italian tradition using flour and eggs and learn some tricks for your own kitchen
  • How to use pasta machine to roll your pasta
  • How to make the different cuts of pasta - roll and cut pasta such as tagliatelle, tagliolini and then experiment with other different cuts such as spaghetti, fettuccine, farfalle, maltagliati.
Enjoy a complimentary morning tea on arrival with Italian espresso, tea and homemade cookies and a little refreshment during the class with a glass of Prosecco and homemade focacciaYou will take home all the pasta made during the class and receive a gift pack including recipe of “How to make fresh pasta step by step. Find out more HERE


 

509 New North Road

Kingsland
Auckland 1021

Ph.: 09 5582631





Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Colazione della Dante Auckland

Welcome back to our monthly colazione! Finally we can meet again, so join us this Saturday, 27 June, in the Dante Rooms in Freemans Bay Community Centre, 10am -12pm. A presto!

Friday, June 19, 2020


Due giorni di attività, giochi arte, cucina e tanto divertimento!

Join us for another amazing school holiday program on the 13th and 14th of July from 9.30-1.30pm. Two days of activities, art, cooking, games and lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A message from Italian Ambassador in Wellington Fabrizio Marcelli - Italian National Day 2020 - and a beautiful version of the Italian National Anthem


From the YouTube Channel of the Embassy of Italy in New Zealand

For the first time there will be no celebrations of the national day because of social distancing norms and the grief for the high number of victims related to covid-19. In Wellington the annual reception has been cancelled. Italian Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli sends out a message of hope and courage for the future of our country. Non dimentichiamoci del nostro meraviglioso Paese nel giorno della sua festa. United we will succeed. Ambassador Fabrizio Marcelli



On the Italian National Day, the Italian Embassy in Wellington asked the Black Spider Stomp Trio to perform a jazz arrangement of the Italian national Anthem. Black Spider Trio is a Gypsy Jazz ensemble born in the heart of Wellington. The talents of these three virtuoso musicians combine to create a highly polished original repertoire featuring blazingly swift swing, deep sultry ballads, old-world waltzes and foot-stomping shuffles. They played packed shows to the Whanganui Jazz club, Taranaki Jazz club, Auckland's Creative Jazz Club as well as many shows around Wellington including well received gigs at Hashigo Zake, The Lido, San Francisco Bathhouse, Meow, Rogue and Vagabond and most recently a sold out show for the 2018 Wellington Jazz fest at The Third Eye. James Quick and Sam Thurston on twin acoustic guitars. Scott Maynard on double bass. Video by John Lake. Audio by Vanja Vitali.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

10 day challenge, travel photos of Italy - Day 10 NAPOLI



NAPOLI: Mount Vesuvio seen from Castel dell'Ovo, photo by Dante Auckland's member Angela Moon-Jones 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020