Ciao a tutti!!
Yes, I know it’s been a little while since Gian’s birthday, just about a month to be exact! Thought we could use a little party to perk us up, while waiting for their new CD and movie to come out!
Due to various other parties being booked on Feb 11, we had our Gianluca celebration on Feb 10, instead! It was our 4th annual party at Antonio’s, celebrating Gian’s birthday. Can you believe it was 3 years ago, that we celebrated on their Sanremo night of honor?
Our little corp group of six were there, along with Barb from Sterling Heights. Due to this rough flu season, as well as the Fri – Sun snowstorm, several couldn’t make it. We missed those that could not make it, especially Magdalena, from Toledo; Barb, from Westland; and Betty, from New Orleans!!
We met about 5p at Antonio’s in Dearborn Heights – our favorite haunt for Gian’s birthday! 🙂 As always, there was good food, conversation, cake, and lovely presents from Donna.
We even had a surprise, special guest – Mama Rita!! We saw her when we met there at Christmas time and told her we’d be back for Gian’s birthday. She must have seen us on the reservation list, as she made a point of stopping by our table to say hello. We invited her back to share dessert with us. We went on our way to eating, drinking, and opening our presents… We saw Mama flitting around the restaurant in her hat and scarf and had to ask the waitress to send her over for cake. She said she thought she had left. But we waited patiently and there she was!! She graciously joined us for cake and sat down at our table for a little while. She was definitely the “hostess with the mostest” as she offered us limoncello or Sambuca, and cappuccino or espressos! We graciously accepted both offers! I have to say, it was one of the best caps I had ever had! 🙂
Again, it was a lovely evening and we were honored with such a special guest at our table!
We were lucky, the snow had pretty much stopped by the time we had left. We did get a wallop that Friday before! I think we did get nearly 6 to 8 inches. Spring is right around the corner now and we are already planning our party for Piero.
If you live in the Detroit area, everyone is welcome!! Let’s make some new friends and fans! 🙂
Tanti Auguri!! Next stop, Piero! June 24! Can you believe our beloved Piero will be a quarter century old? Hey, he’s catching up to us!! 🙂
Picture of Mama Rita used with her permission.