Dedication of The Food Zeitgeist to Peter Gaioli
Hey there, Tony here with a brief note to dedicate this food blog to my friend Peter Gaioli. Peter passed away in 2005. Peter and I went to high school together and were lifelong friends. Peter, who was blessed with an Italian-born father and Anglo-Australian mother, was a friend who lived life to the full. He had such passion and enthusiasm for the finer things in life – his sense of style and good taste in food and coffee inspired me. It was Peter who first introduced me to Sydney’s Tropicana Cafe in Darlinghurst and their simple, fresh and delicious chicken caesar salads. I believe Tropicana cafe captures the “zeitgeist” of Sydney – you will see people from all walks of life and age groups, coming together in a casual, friendly environment whether just for an espresso, glass of wine, or family dinner.
Peter, I dedicate this blog to you.
Tony Hollingsworth – January 2008