Just like last weekend, Windsor will be absolutely jumping with activity this weekend.

The Carrousel of Nations continues for its 2nd and final weekend of 2010. Villages that will be taking place are:

  • Carribean Village (June 25-27)
    • 2410 Central Ave.
  • Chinese Village (June 26-27)
    • 1420 Tecumseh Rd. E.
  • German Village (June 26)
    • 55 Edinborough
  • Greek Village (June 25-27)
    • 65 Ellis St. E.
  • Italian Village (June 25-27)
    • Erie St. E. (Howard to Parent)
  • Scottish Village (June 25-26)
    • 1340 Tecumseh Rd. E.
  • Serbian Village (June 25-27)
    • 2960 Seminole St.
  • South Asian Village (June 26-27)
    • 1075 Ypres

The Italian Village is one of the most popular destinations and is held right in the heart of Windsor’s Via Italia. Restaurants such as Il Gabbiano, Pasticcio, La Zingara, Centro, La Contessa and others will have extended patios into the streets and good times will be had.

Along with their extended patio, Mezzo Ristorante will be hosting their monthly Supper Club on Friday, June 26, 2010. Dinner reservations begin at 7:30pm, and as always, Mezzo turns “club” at 9:00pm.

If you can’t make it for dinner, meet some friends for a fabulous Mezzo martini after 9:00pm.

Mezzo’s special menu for the evening will look like this:

Course One:

Mezzo Bruschetta
crostini topped with roasted sweet peppers, marinated tomatoes, goat cheese and caramelized onions

Mixed Green Salad
mixed greens, ripened tomatoes, red onions and cucumbers tossed in a white balsamic vinaigrette

Course Two: (please choose one of the following)

Pollo Mezzo
bacon wrapped chicken breast stuffed with oven dried cranberries, wild mushrooms and goat cheese with a champagne cream sauce, served with an apple wood smoked cheddar mash and daily vegetable


Veal Saltimbocca
pan seared Provimi veal topped with prosciutto and fontina cheese accompanied with fettuccine in a fresh tomato sauce


Tilapia Puttanesca
pan seared and braised tilapia filet with capers, anchovies, green olives and red onions in a white wine fresh tomato sauce over top fettuccine

Course Three:

Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Traditional French Vanilla flavoured baked custard

Each month, Mezzo’s Supper Club  spotlights a local charity to benefit from this event. For June’s Supper Club, they are pleased to announce that they have chosen Lady Lumps Dragon Boat Team. This team will be rowing for Breast Cancer for The Dragon Boats for the Cure.

Tickets are $40per person . If you are interested please contact Filip at filip@mezzo.ca or call 519.252.4055.

Summerfest also continues this weekend with fantastic local act Michou opening up for popular Canadian group The Trews who will be playing an acoustic set at the Old Armouries in downtown Windsor. Tickets are $10. More info on purchasing tickets can be found on the Summerfest website.

It’s Fine Art and Fine Wine at Pelee Island Winery on June 26 and 27 this weekend. They invite you to see the talent of our local artists as they display their fine art on the front yard at the winery. Rain or shine Pelee Island Winery will be having their barbeque set up with food and refreshments for sale with sales going towards a local charity. There will also be complimentary wine tastings and free tours all weekend.

Those are just a few of the events going on this weekend in Windsor-Essex. We highly encourage you to go out and participate in them. As Pina and I always say, it is up to you to make the city and region you want to live in great. Or in a not so nice way, “use it or lose it”!