Preparations Underway for Great Italian Festival - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Preparations Underway for Great Italian Festival

Posted: Updated:

Cooks at Eldorado Casino have been working hard for days in preparation for this weekend's 31st annual Great Italian Festival.

After more than three decades, cooks say they have a good idea of how much food to make for this weekend's festival. To make enough food to feed all the hungry people, cooks started preparing as early as Monday.

Of course pasta is one of the staples of any Italian meal, which is why cooks have two tons of it ready for Saturday and Sunday.

"We're probably going to go through, we're probably going to make about one million tortelini, probably close to one million ravioli."

Much of that pasta is currently sitting in bags and buckets, ready to be cooked and served.

One of the chefs at the Eldorado showed us around the kitchen where cooks are busy making marinara sauce.

They expect to serve more than 1,000 pounds of chicken this weekend as well.

And while the cooks are preparing to feed people--members of the Zoppe and Italan Family Circus are preparing to entertain them.

They expect big crowds to come see them perform this weekend.

"They can expect to see a circus as a child would imagine a circus. There's horses, there's dogs, there's comedy, there's trapeze, there's juggling. It's a real circus," says Giovannia Zoppe.

Saturday the festival runs from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 9:30am to 5:30pm.

Written by Adam Rasmussen

  • NewsMore>>

  • Aces Open with 4-2 Win in Fresno

    Aces Open with 4-2 Win in Fresno

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:03 AM EDT2018-05-22 06:03:41 GMT

    The Reno Aces rebounded from a 3-1 series defeat with a game-one victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.

    More >>

    The Reno Aces rebounded from a 3-1 series defeat with a game-one victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.

    More >>
  • Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Mudslide Closes US-395 At Topaz Lodge

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:54 AM EDT2018-05-22 05:54:02 GMT

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>

    UPDATE: East Fork Fire said about 130 people are helping to clear mud and debris from the roads, including crew members, agencies and volunteers. No injuries have been reported so far and crews are expected to be there until midnight.

    More >>
  • Community Lecture: Plantar Fasciitis & Foot Pain

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:53 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:53:41 GMT

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>

    You may not truly appreciate your healthy feet until you're in pain. If you think you have Plantar Fasciitis or another foot issue, when should you run to the doctor? Northern Nevada Medical Group Podiatrist, Dr. Tim Mooney is hosting a free lecture to answer all your questions.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.