WARREN — The Trumbull County Tourism Bureau has launched its 2020 Italian Food Trail Passport Program, which is designed to help both visitors and residents share in local Italian heritage by encouraging them to visit 17 participating food stops along the trail.
“We’re excited to showcase the rich Italian culture we have in our area to a wider audience through the trail and the passport program,” Beth Kane, marketing manager of the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau, said in a news release. “People traveling to passport stops will find a range of food options — from wine varietals and warm, cozy dinners, to a quick bite at a pizzeria.”
When participants make a purchase of either an appetizer, entrée or dessert, their passport will receive a stamp from that site. Those who receive all 17 stamps can submit their completed passport back to the Trumbull County Tourism Bureau and will have 17 chances to win one of the $50 gift certificates from participating sites. The first 100 people to collect nine stamps and return their passport to the office will receive an Italian Food Trail hat. Detailed instructions are included in the passport.
Passports are free and are available at the food sites, the Trumbull County Tourism office or online at ItalianFoodTrail.com while supplies last.
“We are thrilled about this year’s passport, which has 17 stops, including four restaurants that are new to the program,” Kane said. “We’re kicking it off with a 2020 Italian Food Trail Restaurant Week. The week of March 9, visitors can pick up a passport at any of the 17 participating trail stops to savor the specials that each establishment has created.”
Members of the 2020 Italian Food Trail Passport Program include Buena Vista Café, Café 422, Country Porch Winery, Enzo’s Restaurant, Giorgio’s Ristorante, Green Eagle Winery, Jimmy’s Italian Specialties, Just Pizzelles, Leo’s Ristorante, Margherita’s Grille, Niki’z Pub, Red Plum Pizza & Pasta, Salvatore’s Italian Grill, Station Square Restaurant, Sunrise Inn, Vasilio’s Restaurant & Pizzeria and Wedgewood Fernando’s Pizza,