Melbourne Italian Dinner Night

For Star Wars fans this was the day to bring out the old and maybe always faithful joke ‘may the fourth be with you.’ But for those gathering in the Box Hill dining room from 5:15pm onwards, it was a trip to the ever delectable land of Italy.

Picture this: beautifully prepared Bolognese sauce simmering gently on a stove top, the aromas of onion, garlic, tomato, Italian herbs and probably a lot of love wafting into the awaiting nostrils of the RCI brethren.

It was a dinner night kept to the usual high standard and starting off with traditional appetisers: delicious quiches, garlic bread and a selection of antipasto all served by well scrubbed-up youth.

After gorging on the antipasto platter it was time for a favourite of many households and a traditional dish: Spaghetti Bolognese or, as the Aussies call it ‘Spag Bol’. There were two flavours to choose from: meatballs, or the crowd favourite Bolognese. Some were hungry and decided on both flavours of pasta, but the wiser ones ate only what they needed,for they knew the deliciousness of dessert that awaited their expanding stomachs and salivating mouths.

The dining hall was awash with conversation during the evening; with young and old all mingling, it’s a lovely thing to see.

The main event…Dessert!

Dessert did not disappoint… The menu said tiramisu and profiteroles, and we got a mountain of deliciously hand-crafted tiramisu or a selection of individually served chocolate mousse and cream-piped bulging profiteroles.

As usual these dinner nights are a must for anybody wanting to bring a friend or family member along, or for those seeking a good night of fellowship – not to mention the wonderful array of flavour and fine culinary skills the members of the Melbourne Assembly have to offer.

Many thanks go out to all the helpers for preparing the amazing food! We really appreciate the effort you put in to make the night a success. To those who helped in any way, shape or form, a big thank-you to you as well.

I know there was a lot of work going on behind the scenes too, so once again thank you to all who helped out.

We should all be looking forward to our next taste bud adventure.

May the fourth be with you!

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The Melbourne assembly in Australia began just after World War 2. It is the headquarters for the Revival Centres Church globally. It is composed of three centres: Central (in Box Hill), Southern (in Mt Eliza) and Western (in Williamstown).

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