Head to Hamilton for An Italian Affair | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Head to Hamilton for An Italian Affair

Just like the night you met pistachio gelato many European summers ago, this is one Italian affair you’ll remember for years to come!

Soak up the sun and prepare to be transported to the beaches of Italia at this bueno foodie festival. 

Come Saturday, September 7, Hamilton Reach will transform its picturesque riverside parklands into a scene out of Roman Holiday as it hosts an array of Italian eats, stalls, and live entertainment from 1pm to 4pm at An Italian Affair!

Firenze-ing up the event will be a number of food trucks selling all the must-bite Italian dishes, including wood-fired pizza from faves Pizzantica, porchetta panini and creamy cannoli by Nonna’s Masseria, and enough fresh gelato by the adorable Dolci & Co to feed the whole (Italian-sized) family. 

Also keeping your bambinos happy will be the entertainment scattered around the suburban beach and parklands, including everything from classic jesters to caricatures, giant games, accordion musicians, and live music from popular acoustic duo Dan and Diletta! 

In keeping with the European tradition of allowing dogs in cafes, this Italian Affair is super pet-friendly, with the Brisbane Barkery even on-site to provide doggy treats on the day.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though, amore. Feeding into its Italian-style hospitality, Hamilton Reach is also planning to give away FREE antipasto platters to the first 100 guests who visit its sales and display centre during the festival!

Ready to platter up, Brisbane? Then ciao down with us at An Italian Affair this September 7!


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Words by Jacqueline Pon
- the gourmand who thinks bruschetta is bella.