Palm Sunday was celebrated By IMSMC with a procession of vehicles from Sydney into the Hunter Valley.
Our destination was the Pangallo estate vineyard/orchard. A fine gathering
of seventy people came together and cavalcaded into the Pangallo estate.
The estates crops had suffered due to the heavy rains experienced over the
Summer months. But due to the resourcefulness of the owners there was still
much to be enjoyed.
Olives, oil and wine were available for sale. The tasting was enjoyed by
all. The staff made ready our lunch, pots and pans where put into action to
prepare our lunch of pasta aglio (garlic) e olio (oil) e pepperoncino (hot
chillies) for those that like the sensation, all ingredients used were locally grown and
Our lunch was a full affair with many dishes prepared by the ladies and men,
lets say the antipasto was great! The spaghetti arrived and was served
piping hot and was dished up with grated parmiggiano cheese. A great silence was observed as everyone was eating.
Lunch was followed by espresso coffee.
Compliments to the owners,
Lyn and Mick Pangallo along with the other family members and friends that prepared
the lunch. Perfetto e buonissimo!
We were joined by members of CIAO a fine group of people.. I hope they didn't eat too much.
The children were treated to rides on the quad bike through the estate. A soccer ball or 2 were seen to be flying through the air from time to time!
Three items were raffled along with 12 bottles of wine which were donated by
the estates owners making a further twelve members/friends happy winners.
A very successful day, well attended and well enjoyed, Well done everyone..
Happy Easter to you and all your families.