THERE was a delicious array of authentic Italian food enjoyed at The Purple Spoon Cafe at a charity night organised by Bridgwater mayor Cllr Diogo Rodrigues.

Guests enjoyed a buffet filled with delicacies put together by Agnese Lestingi and Marta Fiore from Bridgwater’s twin town of Priverno in central Italy along with The Purple Spoon Cafe team.

There was further reason to celebrate as it was the first evening event for The Purple Spoon Cafe since having its alcohol licence granted.

The event was well attended and helped a raffle of Italian goods helped raise a total of £366.50 which will help youth services in the town.

Cllr Rodrigues said: “Youth services have taken a big hit over the last few years and this has been compounded by recent cuts at Somerset County Council.

“So events like this are really important to help these young people and give them the opportunities they deserve.”

Hilary Bruce, from the Bridgwater and Priverno Twinning Association added: “Thank you to our two visitors from Priverno who have helped put together a delicious buffet.

“The twinning association offers the opportunity for young and old of both towns to learn about each others’ culture and improve both education and trade.”

For more information, visit the Bridgwater and Priverno Town Twinning Group Facebook page.