Bertolli Carnevale Giveaway
What great comments! Thank you all for entering!! The winner is Jessica with this comment:
following bertolli on twitter /madtownsprite
Please email me your information so you may receive your prize!
As much as Americans know how to party, Italians just do it better. In 2004, while studying abroad in Florence, I celebrated Carnevale two times! The first time was in Venice where Dadriana and I drank warm red wine with strangers in costumes and danced in the piazza. The next day D, Loco and I walked around with beautiful men and women in traditional costumes and got our faces painted and celebrated the day! It was so fun and beautiful and different for us.
A week later we headed to Viareggio for their grand Carnevale celebration. When we got off the train we thought we had gotten off at the wrong stop. After walking for 20 minutes, however, we suddenly came upon the huge celebration. From the top of a department store we watched the parade and the sea of people laughing, eating, and celebrating. It was such a jovial atmosphere and really reminded us of childhood carnivals. We then joined the festivities, ate way too much candy and croccante, and laughed the whole way home.
Recently I went to NYC to celebrate the launch of Bertolli’s Into the Heart of Italy series. The latest episode reminds me of my fun time in Viareggio 6 years ago. In episode 4, celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito and actors Marisa Tomei and Dan Cortese celebrate the Italian festival of Carnevale, ride a shrimp boat, and cook a Garlic Shrimp, Penne and Cherry Tomato dinner. You don’t need to ride on a shrimp boat to catch your dinner or have sun-ripened cherry tomatoes from Italy to enjoy the authentic tastes of Italy. With Bertolli Frozen Meals you’re just minutes away from an Italian experience in the comfort of your own home. While they are frozen meals, they work in a pinch and are good to have on hand for those nights when you get home late.
Here is the episode: Episode 4
To celebrate episode 4 and Carnevale, Bertolli is sponsoring a giveaway to help you have an Italian celebration inspired by this episode! What does the gift set include?
· Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
· Bialetti Espresso Machine
· Two Crate & Barrel Espresso Cups and Saucers
· iTunes Gift Card with Suggested Contemporary Italian Playlist
· Two VIP coupons for a Bertolli Frozen Meal for two that will transport you to Italy in just 10 minutes
You can enjoy your Bertolli Frozen Meals for dinner then finish the celebration in true Italian style with homemade gelato (hazelnut, please), Italian espresso and the sounds of contemporary Italian music.
A traditional Carnevale recipe, from bell’alimento: Crostoli
And one way to use your ice cream maker, if you win : Nutella Gelato
How to enter?
- Leave a comment about your favorite scene in the video and answer the episode’s clue.
All entries for the giveaway must be located in the US. A winner will be randomly selected tonight (April 27) at 10 PM and announced in this post.
Note: Not only are you a winner but I am too! I am receiving the same gift set! Thanks Bertolli.