Perth Italian community coming together to support Amatrice in wake of earthquake

Perth Italian community coming together to support Amatrice in wake of earthquake

THE Perth Italian community is banding together to held rebuild Amatrice, Italy after the recent devastating earthquake.

It about 300 people died and many more were injured in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on August 24 that turned some of the central Italian town and surrounds to rubble.

Charity group Donate For a Smile will hold a fundraising dinner on Thursday, September 8 at the Perth Town Hall with aims of raising $50,000.

The dinner will be catered by Perugino Restaurant’s Joe Pagliarci and Maurizio Di Ciano from Maurizios Restaurant and will cost $250 per person.

To attend, email the Italian Club in Fremantle admin@italianclubfremantle.com.

Fundraising will continue as part of Festival Italia on September 10 and 11 at the Perth Town Hall, with fundraising hubs organised in the festival food market.

Italian Chefs Federation in Australia (FIC) and Slow Food Terra Madre are encouraging Italian restaurants to put Amatrice’s pasta specialty all’Amatriciana on menus for four months and donate $5 from each dish sold.

Money raised will be handed to the City of Amatrice Mayor in January 2017.

To join, restaurant managers can email Slow Food at unfuturoperamatrice@slowfood.it or call FIC WA representative Maurizio Di Ciano on 042 462 6101.

Ten dollars from every ticket sold for two Italian-inspired dinner series at Wildflower on Thursday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 13 will be sent to the Italian Red Cross to aid relief efforts.

Como The Treasury’s executive chef Jed Gerrard has teamed with Roberto Dal Seno, executive chef at Falisa Resort in Italy, for the menus.

For ticket information, call 9217 4200 or email info@icci.asn.au.