Sat, Feb 18|
Isa & Cip's House
Black & White Masquerade Party
Let's celebrate Italian Carnival together!
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2023, 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Isa & Cip's House, 4524 Woodland Bend Ct, Spring, TX 77386, USA
About The Event
Join us for a night of fun, music and games!
Wear your most creative Black & White attire and bring something to share with the group (food or drink).
(If you want to know more about Carnival in Italy, check the article below the food list).
RSVP greatly appreciated by February 11th.
Below you can see the food and drink that other guests are bringing to the party.
- Lasagna with besciamelle sauce, mushrooms and black truffle
- Blinis with caviar and salmon
- Crab in puff pastry
- Handmade margherita pizza
- Handmade pizza filled with prosciutto & mozzarella
- Mini Croissants Sandwiches
- Pizza rustica
- Focaccia Barese
- Cream Puff
- Crostata al limone
- 5 xProsecco
- 1 x Rose
- 2 x wine
Learn More about Carnival in Italy
Carnevale in Italy brings vibrant energy to the dull winter season. It serves as a grand farewell celebration with opportunities to eat, drink, and have fun before the restrictions of Lent.
The event typically takes place a month before Ash Wednesday and is celebrated over multiple weekends with large parades, elaborate masks, and an abundance of colorful confetti.
With roots tracing back to ancient Greece and Rome, where Bacchus and Saturn were worshipped, Carnevale has evolved into a Catholic tradition. It is celebrated on Fat Tuesday (February 25, 2020) with just as much, if not more, festivities happening on the preceding weekend.
The most renowned Carnevali in Italy can be found in Venice, Viareggio, Ivrea, Cento, Apulia, and Acireale, featuring sophisticated masquerade parades.
Traditional Carnival Dishes
Of course, decadent food is a crucial part of the Carnival period. Along the Amalfi Coast and throughout much of Southern Italy, people enjoy the traditional migliaccio di polenta, a savory cornmeal cake cooked over the stove. The succulent lasagne di Carnevale is a Neapolitan dish, packed with so much expensive meat and cheese that, during Italy's poorer days, many families could only afford to make it once a year.
Throughout much of Italy, however, Carnival is an occasion for sweet pastries, usually some sort of fritter dusted in sugar, easy to cook and even easier to eat. Though these fritters have different names in different regions—chiacchiere in Lombardy, cenci in Tuscany, and frappe in Rome—they're all essentially the same dessert.