CincItalia Fest celebrates Italian food, heritage in Cheviot May 13 to 15

Posted on

JENNIFER: WELCOME BAC AT 7:23.

SOME OF THE BEST ITALIAN FOOD VENDERS WILL BE SETTING UP SHOP, NEXT WEEKEND IN CHEVIOT FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL CINCITALIA FESTIVAL.

JOINING US THIS MORNING IS FESTIVAL SPOKESMAN JOE MASTRUSERIO, AS WELL AS GRETTA FR AROMAS GELATO.

TELL US ABOUT IT THIS YEAR.

>> IT'S OUR SEVENTH ERA, IT HAPPENS THE WEEKEND AFTER MOTHER'S DAY.

WE HAVE A FULL LINEUP OF ENTERTAINMENT, FOOD, AND WONDERFUL THINGS TO DO THE WHOLE WEEKEND.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER GREAT WEEKEND FOR US.

JENNIFER: YOU HAVE BEEN DOING IT A COUPLE OF YEARS, WHY THE ITALIAN SCENE? >> IT STARTED OFF THE SINK EFFORTS CHURCH FESTIVAL IN WESTWOOD.

WE NEEDED SOMETHING TO INCREASE THE POPULARITY OF IT THINK EFFORTS IS TUCKED BACK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE IT IS.

WE MOVED IT TO THE PARK AND CHANGE THE THEME MUCH OF THE ITALIA FESTIVAL.

SAINT CATHERINE IS A PATRON SAINT OF ITALY, IT WAS A NATURAL FIT.

CINCINNATI DIDN'T HAVE AN ITALIAN FESTIVAL, SO WE G THE ITALIAN SOCIETY ANOTHER CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS TO JOIN IN.

WE BROUGHT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TOGETHER TO MAKE A GREAT EVENT.

JENNIFER: ITALIAN IS A FAVORITE OF EVERYONE.

>> THE MOST POPULAR ETHNIC FOOD IN AMERICA.

JENNIFER: NOT ONLY A TALENT DISHES, BUT DESSERTS AS WELL.

>> WE ARE FROM AROMAS JAVA AND GELATO.

WE HAVE LOTS OF SAMPLES, SIX OR EIGHT FLAVORS OF GELATO, IT'S AN ITALIAN ICE CREAM.

LAST YEAR WE DID VERY WELL, PEOPLE WERE EXCITED TO HAVE US, SO WE ARE EXCITED TO BE BACK.

JENNIFER: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN GELATO VERSUS I CREAM? >> GELATO IS LOWER IN FAT AND CALORIES THAN TRADITIONAL AMERICAN-MADE ICE CREAM.

IT'S A CROSS BETWEEN SOFTSERVE AND THE HARDER ICE CREAM.

IT'S IN THE MIDDLE, NOT QUITE HARD, NOT QUITE SOFT.

IT'S A GREAT SMOOTH CONSISTENCY.

JENNIFER: HE WILL BE TAKING TO THE ITALIAN FEST.

GREXIT STARTS ON FRIDAY T 13TH, BUT WE ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

WE STACKED O DECK, WE RUN IN THE REST TO GRISWOLD'S FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND THIS YEAR'S THE FIRST YEAR WE DON'T HAVE ANOTHER FESTIVAL TWO BLOCKS AW THE WAY THE WEEKEND FALL.

WE'RE THE ONLY FESTIVAL ON THE WEST SIDE THAT WEEKEND, AND WE ARE OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL SEASON FOR EVERYBODY.

ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GET OUT AND HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

WE'RE EXPECTING THEM TO,.

IT DOES BENEFIT SAINT CATHERINE OF SIENA IN WESTWOOD AS WELL AS SANTONIO CHURCH IN SOUTH FAIRMOUNT AND A COUPLE OF THE ITALIAN ORGANIZATIONS THE UNITED ITALIAN SOCIETY AND THE SONS OF ITALY IN AMERICA.

JENNIFER: THIS IS STRAWBERRY.

THE FESTIVAL WILL BE IN HARVEST HOME PARK NEXT WEEKEND MAY 13 THROUGH 17.

IT BENEFITS THE CAP'S SCHOOL IN WESTWOOD, WE RECOMMEND YOU GET.

Source: Youtube