We were out in the garden recently when our neighbor, Rose Marie Trapani, stopped by with a piece of her savory Easter Pie. With it’s layers of pastry, egg, and sausage it was almost enough to make us forget about the Easter dinner of lamb that we had planned.
But why should we? Rose Marie also came bearing information about a holiday known as pasquetta in her native Italy.
Celebrated on Easter Monday, pasquetta is when families in the village gather together for a communal picnic, bringing all the left overs from their respective Easter dinners to share with everyone else.
We thought this was a wonderful tradition that needed to be revived at Beekman 1802, so we decided to have a pasquetta for our employees on Easter Monday. In addition to Rose Marie’s contributions, we also received several wonderful dishes from our new neighbors, Kathy and Curt Merrick.
Take a look:
Special thanks to neighbors Kathy Merrick and Rose Marie Trapani for sharing their Easter leftovers!