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Monkey made semifreddo (soft ice-creamy dessert) early in the week and it made us all dream of Italy.
Nashville has an annual festival called “Italian Lights.” Since Monkey had been craving “real” Italian food for several days, despite getting a semifreddo fix, we thought we’d give the festival a chance.
We picked up Buds at the end of the work day on a Friday, and headed to Bicentennial Park in downtown Nashville. (FYI, Bicentennial Park is not the same place as Centennial Park. If you are at the Parthenon in Nashville, you are at the wrong park…Nashville is weird.)
As we headed toward the tents and banners, we could hear the crooning of Frank Sinatra songs. (The Chris I dated before this one I married was a huge Sinatra fan, so I know lots of words to Sinatra songs.)
Frank Sinatra cover artist, a food stand that sold meatball subs and ziti, and a gelato food cart, that was where the “Italian” connection ended, but we had a great time regardless.
There were two highlights of the evening. The children all loved playing Knockerball!
We’re pretty sure we never saw these in Italy, but maybe we just never wandered to the right part of town.
After Knockerball, Buds was excited to show me the homemade pickle stand, which had lots of free samples. We came home with bread and butter pickles, fresh dill pickles, and hilarious memories of Buddie trying the fiery hot pickles and getting a look of widening shock as the spices hit.
It was a beautiful night to be out and about, and if we’re craving Italian food again next year, we’ll probably go to an Italian restaurant… then go to the festival to play Knockerball.