It happens every year. Multiple times a year. As referenced online, a holiday is a day designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government or a religious group have deemed that observation is warranted. Eating, drinking, taking pictures, talking, joking, laughing, reminiscing about the past, making memories – this is what holidays are to me; A time to be spent with those that are important to you – family, friends, significant others, co-workers, neighbors, event pets.
Hands down my favorite holiday of the year is Christmas. Why? One word – Cioppino.
A family tradition that happens every year on Christmas Eve, Cioppino is truly an event unlike any other. It involved lots of people, lots of launghter, singing and toasting, and lots of crab. Cioppino has been celebrated by my family for over 100 years. Each year due to a growing number of guests, the pots of sauce and noodles get bigger and loaves of garlic bread double. Unknown to the more recent attendees, and due to the increase in numbers, Cioppino has had to transfer from house to house in order to contain the festivities. But alas, we have outgrown all. By next year, we will either have to make some new friends and convince them to host or look elsewhere for options.
Gratefully, one of the core members in the clan has the insight to help find a location to host a private event such as Cioppino. With the ability to now find locations online at Pogby.com through a simple three step process, planning and setting up for next years Cioppino will be a breeze. So glad we wont have to call and email each individual facility just to find out if they are available and how much it costs to rent the space. This means more time for shopping!
My family sure knows how to get down, if you know what I mean. What can I say? We’re Italian! So get ready all you private event and private dining facilities, Cioppino 2011 is right around the corner.