Let your appetite guide you on an Italian adventure

September 21, 2011 

  • The Italian American Club of Hilton Head presents the Italian Heritage Festival from 11:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Shelter Cove Community Park. Admission is $5. Food samples range between $3 to $5.

    Details: www.iachh.org

Sure, everyone's had spaghetti and ravioli. But what about Osso Bucco or Sfogliatelle?

That's where the Italian Heritage Festival can help out.

The Italian American Club of Hilton Head Island's second annual event Saturday at Shelter Cove Community Park brings together some of the finest Italian cuisine on the island. The festival features an expanded offering of cuisine this year with 16 restaurants serving up Italian dishes and desserts, including, for those curious, Osso Bucco with Risotto (braised veal shanks) or Sfogliatelle (cream-filled pastry).

Local chefs, including Orchid Paulmeier of One Hot Mama's and "Food Network Star" will show the crowd how to make pasta, lemoncello, mozzarella and ricotta cheese and other favorites.

The festival is more than just food, of course. Expect music, cars, wine and beers, pasta eating and grape stomping contests, stickball ... and plenty of folks to help you figure out some of those trickier-sounding Italian dishes.

MAIN COURSE

One Hot Mama's

  • Garlic Parmesan Wings

  • Chicken Parm Sliders

  • Frankie Bones

  • Meatball Sliders for two

  • Osso Bucco with Risotto

  • Trattoria Divina

  • Agnolotti Tartufo

  • Lobster Ravioli

  • Tortellini di Zucca

  • Mulberry Street

  • Hot and Sweet Sausage with Peppers and Onions

  • Rigatoni alla Vodka

  • Antonio's

  • Chilled Frutti Di Mare salad with Crostini

  • House made focaccia with duck liver pate and pickled fennel

  • Local Shrimp and Polenta En Brodo

  • Bada Bings

  • Pizza

  • Cheese lasagna

  • Michael Anthony's

  • Porchetta Sandwich

  • Street Meet

  • Italian Hot Dog with Onions and Peppers

  • New York City Pizza

  • Cheese and specialty pizza slices

  • Cold cut subs

  • Penne rivazza

  • Housemade meatballs and sauce

  • Stellini Italian Restaurant

  • Mussels Marinara

  • Penne Vodka Sauce ala Stellini

  • Ricotta Cheescake

  • Flatbread Grill

  • Fried Ravioli

  • Mini Calzones

  • Mini Tostatos

  • Wise Guys

  • Pizzettas

  • DESSERT

    Italian American Club

  • Zeppolis

  • Frosty's

  • Italian Ice

  • Pazzo

  • Italian Pastry (Sfogliatelle)

  • Sugaree

  • Cannoli

  • Pino Gelato

  • Gelato

  • Upper Crust

  • Pizoodles

  • Tee Thymes Two Catering

  • Italian Crème Cake

  • Tiramisu

  • Carrot Cake
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