Re-DEDICATING THE VILLA FAENA
After 3 1/2 years of waiting, it was only fair that the dedication of the Villa Faena be a multi-day affair. This brochure outlined the activites for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday night was the photo exhibition, Friday night was the car show followed by the inevitable speeches, then everyone was invited to tour the Villa Faena.
Dinner was to be served, and gradually the hall began re-filling with people was they wandered back in from the villa. Many of us had brought desserts, but the main meal was supplied by our local butcher shop, Davide's.
We watched the porchetta being sliced and put onto freshly made buns, saw the huge chunk of prosciutto grow smaller and smaller with each paper thin slice that was carved from it. There were trays of sausages too...all in all a pork lover's delight!
Once the dignitaries arrived the floodgates were opened! Everyone flowed as one towards the food tables, and once there it was hard to get back out!
Somewhere, behind all those people, are the food tables! I wasn't brave enough to attempt a second visit, but I'm sure the tables were empty by the end of the evening.