On March 8th is Carnevale, one of the biggest parties of the year in the Catholic world! More commonly known as Mardi Gras in America, this event has great cultural importance for Catholics and those who live in Catholic countries, and the Venice Carnival is famed for the antics of those who participate, the costumes and masks, and the parties. The Italian Club of the University of Washington is hosting an event to promote Carnevale and prepare for the main event (and also celebrate!)
Poggi Bonsi at The Landing in Renton (920 N 10th Place, Unit F, 425.988.3906) and in Olde Burien (907 SW 152nd Street, 206.859.6401) will be decorated for the holidays.
Stop by and enjoy demos and tastings all day, and register for hourly give-aways and a grand prize drawing.
Get an early start on your holiday shopping; choose from our selection of Italian ceramics, French pottery, olive wood utensils, fine European linens, kitchenware and gourmet gifts.
See complete schedule of events at each store below or visit
Poggi Bonsi Gifts:
By CELESTE GRACEY
Renton Reporter Staff Writer
May 14 2010, 5:16 PM · UPDATED
All roads lead to Poggibonsi, or at least that’s what it appeared when one Renton business owner was lost in Tuscany more than 10 years ago.
And so Keli DeRitis convinced friend Michelle Codd that the name Poggi Bonsi, split for tongue-tied Americans, would be perfect for a European-style kitchen store.
The import-savvy business is among 20 other companies in the United States to take part in the Made in Italy national promotion this week.
Along with free events, the storefront is packed with special Italian wares through May 22, Codd said. “We’re just celebrating Italy.”
Poggi Bonsi has been selected by the Italian Trade Commission as one of only 20 retailers in the United States to host the 2010 “Made in Italy” national promotion.
From May 9 to 22, 2010 Poggi Bonsi will host the work of Italian artisans — including hand painted ceramics, terra cotta, jewelry, olive oil and more — these products will be featured in our store at The Landing in Renton. On May 16 from 4-7pm Poggi Bonsi will host a reception featuring Italian food and wine.
Join the Olde Burien merchants for a day of family entertainment and fun! The street will be closed for entertainment and on-stage music.