Spasso joins restaurants to support earthquake victims
On Wednesday, August 24, a devastating earthquake struck central Italy. When the earthquake hit during the night, the population of the Amatrice, was swollen with visitors preparing to celebrate the town’s 50th annual food festival honoring their signature pasta dish, amatriciana, a tomato-based sauce flavored with a type of bacon made of cured pork cheek.
The food festival, known as a sagra, was scheduled for the weekend of August 27, and the influx of early arriving festival attendees has complicated authorities’ ability to account for the actual number of people in the area when the quake struck.
As losses continue to mount, numerous Italian restaurants around the world are supporting a culinary fundraising effort first suggested by food blogger Paolo Campana.
Over 600 restaurants across Italy quickly responded by including the dish on their menus and donating a portion of proceeds from each order to the Italian Red Cross.
In Miami, Spasso is proud to help in this cause. During the month of September, for every order of pasta all’Amatriciana, the restaurant will be donating the full $15 menu price of the dish to the Italian Red Cross to help with earthquake relief work.
Additional contributions are encouraged at: www.ammado.com/community/helpamatrice
Read more about the campaign and the famous pasta sauce here.
Spasso is located at 3540 Main Highway, for info: 305-441-0219
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