Ciao St Louis Presents Gran Festa di Ferragosto, on Saturday, August 12th.

Ferragosto event, Gran Festa di Ferragosto, on Saturday, August 12th.

Ciao St Louis has reserved the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton.  The event will begin at 4pm and can go as late as 11pm.It’s going to be casual and all are welcome to bring a dish of their choice. Meats/fish, main courses, side dishes, appetizers, desserts, wine, beer, etc. are all welcome. Alcohol is permitted. Please post on the event page on facebook what you are going to bring. It might be a good way to communicate with everyone who would like to attend. We will have a 60 inch charcoal grill so feel free to use it at your convenience.We also have access to the sand volleyball courts and a playground nearby so all ages are welcome to attend. Feel welcome to bring soccer balls or volleyballs if you wish.
The Enterprise pavilion is located in the center of Shaw Park near the sand volleyball courts. The covered site has 17 tables which can accommodate up to 120 guests along with public restroom facilities, a 60 inch charcoal grill, outdoor sink with hot and cold water, stainless steel counters for preparing and serving food, electrical outlets, lighting and ceiling fans under the pavilion roof.
Shaw Park address: 27 S Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105
All suggestions are more than welcome. I do suggest that if you have ideas to post them on the event page on facebook so all can see.
Thanks so much and hope to see you all there. Bring your family and friends. It should be fun.
Michael Cross
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The 6 Best Gelato Places in Missouri!

Piccione Pastry – Facebook

With its creamy texture and sweet taste, gelato is a great dessert for those looking for a cool treat to beat the heat. Gelato shops serve these treats with flavors that include vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel. If you are looking to try some during your travels through Missouri, here are some of the best spots around the state.

1. Piccione Pastry, St. Louis, MO

Piccione Pastry – Facebook

Celebrating their Italian heritage, Piccione Pastry provides customers with made-from-scratch pastries and gelato every day. The shop is in the heart of the Delmar Loop in St. Louis and is a late-night stop for your sweet tooth. Get your fix of their traditional gelato flavors, like vanilla and gooey butter or try their affogato, which is a vanilla gelato and almond biscotti topped with expresso and garnished with chocolate shavings, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. For more information about their location or other menu items, visit their website.

2. Dellario Gelato, Sugar Creek, MO

Dellario Gelato – Facebook

Dedicated to providing the best gelato around, Dellario Gelato makes their delectable dessert fresh every day and changes up their flavors to keep their customers coming back for more. Some of their flavors have included peanut butter, dark chocolate, and bourbon. With their location close to the historical West Bottoms in Kansas City, their shop is in a great spot to swing by after a day of exploring the area. Check out their Facebook page for more information on their hours and new flavors added to the menu.

3. Gelato Di Riso, St. Louis, MO

Gelato Di Riso | St. Louis Café

Gelato Di Riso has served freshly made gelato to their St. Louis area customers since opening in 2006. They provide a menu list of their flavors on their website and the list includes mint chip, salted caramel, and root beer float. They also serve fruit flavors like green apple and raspberry, when in season. Get your gelato to go in a pint or even a quart to enjoy it at home later. Just make sure that if you are planning a trip to see them that you go between March and December since they are closed during January and February. Visit their website for more information about their location and hours.

4. Gelateria del Leone, St. Louis, MO

Gelateria Del Leone – Facebook

In the Tower Grove neighborhood since 2007, Gelateria del Leone has served their gelato by using local ingredients from the farm’s market just down the street. You can walk by the St. Louis Botanical Gardens or Tower Grove Park as you make your way to their shop. Enjoy their homemade gelato with flavors like London Fog (Earl Grey and vanilla) and sweet potato pecan. If you are not feeling that adventurous, they do have the more traditional flavors of vanilla, chocolate, and salted caramel. Check out their website for more information on their hours and how to get there on your next visit to St. Louis.

5. Maes Gelateria, Springfield, MO

Located in downtown Springfield, Maes Gelateria has served guests their handmade gelato since 2016. They offer their customers a fun and inviting atmosphere and have flavors like bubble gum and Italian lemon cookie for customers to try. They also offer sorbets and hot drinks for you enjoy during your visit. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

6. Chocolaterie Stam, Hannibal, MO

Chocolaterie Stam – Hannibal – Facebook

With their roots deep in chocolate, the Stam family started their successful chocolate business back in 1913 overseas. They decided to branch out and bring their way of making desserts to America in the 1970s. The owners, Tony and Mary, serve their customers some of the same candies that were perfected over the years. Along with their amazing chocolate, they offer guests gelato in a variety of flavors. Check out their Facebook page for more information on their hours and how to find them downtown.

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