The tastes, sounds and culture of Italy will be on display when the Batemans Bay CWA branch hosts its international luncheon on Friday, June 26.
Each year, every NSW CWA branch studies a different country with the help of a specially appointed international officer.
Batemans Bay branch’s international officer Christine Ross-Magus has spent the past eight months or so studying this year’s country of study, Italy.
At each branch meeting, she takes members on a “magical tour” of the European nation.
“Every meeting, I make a presentation to members and talk about the different regions of Italy,” Ms Ross-Magus said.
“With 20 regions, it’s quite a unique country.
“You’ve got beautiful architecture, wonderful romance in some of the towns, simple farm life and for the tourist gourmet cuisine and breathtaking views, both beach and mountains.
“It snows as well.”
The luncheon will include a range of Italian food, as well as visual displays of Italian culture and a guest speaker.
Ms Ross-Magus expects pasta, bread, cheese, chicken cacciatore and desserts to be on the menu.
“It’s a program that involves all members, the team is doing the food,” she said.
“They’ve been going through the cookbooks and deciding what to make.
“Italians do several small courses; they don’t just do a main.
“It will be simple Italian food, probably five courses, and of course cappuccino.”
The luncheon will be held on Friday, June 26 at the Batemans Bay CWA Hall on Edward Road, Sunshine Bay, at noon.
Lunch is $15 a head and bookings are essential to Ms Ross-Magus on 4472 3317.