Italian Food Festival marks church’s heritage

Mar 24, 2015 2212

Four years ago, Robert Sbirssa saw the Italian community around Birmingham losing touch with its roots. It was then that he decided to create a festival that was about more than just the food. 

"We wanted to build an event for the parish which really would find a common thread with a lot of our parishioners," said Sbrissa, the Feast organizer. "Even though they're not all Italian, there's still a good Italian background, and that is the common theme that binds everybody together." The festival was designed to resemble a traditional Italian feast. It recreates St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, and all of the food is authentic Italian.

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