Italian American Digest DIGEST Spring 2018 Final2 - Page 2

I talian A merican D igest PAGE 2 SPRING 2018 C iao AICC Members! IN THIS ISSUE Restaurant Review: Tavelino................................................. 20 Spring might be our favorite season here in New Orleans; the weather is beautiful, there are festivals galore, crawfish is abundant, and of course St. Joseph’s Day events are in full swing! This year for St. Joseph’s Day, the AICC is holding a bracelet raffle (page 9), we’ll be visiting as many St. Joseph altars as humanly possible (page 4), and we’ll enjoy both the Italian-American St. Joseph’s Day Parade in the French Quarter on March 10 and the Louisiana Irish-Italian Parade in Metairie on March 18! We’ll continue celebrating spring with the Kenner Festa Italiana, April 20-22, and we can’t wait to eat, drink, dance, and shop all things Italia! To round out festival season, we’re bringing Opera in the Piazza back on June 15! In addition to all the fun spring festivals, the AICC will continue to offer lectures, movies, Italian l -anguage classes in New Orleans and Metairie— with the spring session starting the first week of April—and many other fun events! Check out the Community Calendar on page 9 to see all of the spring events. Italian Crossword Puzzle....................................................... 22 Grazie mille, The American Italian Cultural Center Staff St. Joseph’s Day Parade......................................................... 3 St. Joseph Altar Listings.......................................................... 4 Club News.............................................................................. 6 Community Calendar.............................................................. 9 Remembering Mr. Okra......................................................... 11 Easter in Italy....................................................................... 12 LAISHF Banquet.................................................................... 14 Lo Dici in Italiano................................................................. 16 Salvator Mundi, the Costliest Painting in the World............... 17 Restaurant Tips for Florence-Bound Travelers........................ 18 Spotlight on Italian Americans in New Orleans Area.............. 19 I talian A merican D igest I talian A merican D igest T he V oice of the S outh Founded in 1973 by Joseph Maselli Publisher American Italian Renaissance Foundation Frank Maselli, Chairman Managing Editor Robin Heindselman Assistant Editor Megan Celona Travel Editor Alessandro St )ѽ)1ɄՍ)!ѽɥ)5ɥA)1)I!͕)ٕѥͥ ɍձѥ)5 ) ɥѥ]ɥѕ)ɥY%%$ͅɼ)MѕI嵽%хѼ)ȁMɼ)協Mɼ1Ս)1MɥI͔ ɽѼ5ɥ)AMɄM͔)չѠ)Aɽ1ɅIѕɤMѼ)՝ЁAյ5 ) ѹ1ݕ) ͥ́ɕ(܁MѠAѕ́Mи)9܁=ɱ̰1)UMQ耠Фȴ)%$Ёɕͥȁɕɸ)չͽѕѕɥݥѠȁݥѡ)ѡ͕ͥɕ͕х)ٕ%ɵѥѡ́Չѥ)ѡɕɽչɥѥɥѕ)ѡȁͽɍ́ͥɕѼɕ)ݕٕȰѡɅ䁅ѕ)ЁՅɅѕQ%хɥ)Ё́Չ͡Յѕɱ䁅ЁՉ͍ɥ)ѥɅєȸѥ)ɥѕ) ѽI՝Aɕ́%(āЁAɑՔMи) ѽI՝1)ȁ%хɥ)ٕѥ͕ЁɵѥɅѕ̰)Фȴ)ȁ)ɥхձɅѕȹ)QЁ)ՉѥѼѡЁ)5ఀ)Q%хɥЁ́Չ͡Յѕɱ)Ё啅ɱՉ͍ɥѥɅєȸѥ(܁MѠAѕ́Mи)9܁=ɱ̰1UM))}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|)ɕ̀))}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|)}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|)хє)}}}}}}}}}}}}}|}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|)չ))}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|)}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}|(͔ɥЁɱ䀤)MՉ͍ɥЀФȴЁȁեɔ)䁕聑ɥхձɅѕȹ)Y%M5ѕ ɐѕȁ͕ȁ䁽ɑ)Ѽɕ́ٔȁݥѠAA)ՕѥɥхձɅѕȹ