Let us light up your taste buds as we celebrate Italian week with our take on all those glorious Italian flavours and textures.
The 2nd of June marks the ‘Festa della Republica’, the Italian National holiday celebrated on the second day of June. It commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when Italian citizens were called to decide between a monarchy and republic. After 85 years of monarchy Italy became a Republic, and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. The 2nd of June is one of the most important Italian national holidays which, like July 14th in France (Storming of the Bastille) and July 4th in the USA (Independence Day), celebrate the birth of the nation.
Italian Week is a celebration of Italian culture and the influence of Italy worldwide, encompassing anyone who wants to participate. It honours Italian migration and culture when, during the century between 1870 and 1970, over 26 million people migrated internationally from Italy.
Italian immigration to Australia can be traced back to the beginning of English colonisation with Italians migrants appearing in the first Census collated by the New South Wales Government in 1828. Over the coming years, mass migration to Australia saw 360,000 Italians arrive between 1947 and 1976.
In 2007 the Italian week festival in Queensland was created. Since 2009, the Treasury Casino in the heart of Brisbane and other historically significant key structures in the city of Brisbane have been lit in the Italian colours of green, white and red for the duration of Italian Week festival.
Here at Room with Roses, let us light up your taste buds as we celebrate Italian week with our take on all those glorious Italian flavours and textures.
So, please enjoy our tribute to Italian flavours, Room with Roses’ style!
As always we suggest to avoid disappointment you book in advance by either calling or by using the booking function on our website.
Italian Week Celebration
6th – 11th June 2022
Enjoy 2 courses for $45pp or 3 courses for $55pp
Rockmelon, Prosciutto and Feta Salad
with balsamic vinegar dressing
Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup
served with crusty bread (gfo)
Prawn and Lobster Ravioli
with a garlic cream sauce
Pan Fried Cotoletta
crumbed beef with vegetables of the day, served with creamy mushroom sauce
filled with custard, dusted with icing sugar, served with berry compote
Italian Ricotta Baked Cheesecake
studded with sultanas, served with Chantilly cream and berries