Donato, Tony, Mario and Lucia
Congratulations to Lucia, Donato (David), Mario and Tony Forte and all the family at Eastbourne, who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their business in St. Leonards today.
Originally owned and run by their parents, Augusto and Minchetta, it started as Forte’s Ice Cream Parlour in 1965, and ten years ago, the highly successful Fortes Pizzeria was born. With large photos of Mortale on the wall and both Pasta and Pizza Monforte on the menu, it really is a true Italian jewel, and brings a touch of our Italian authenticity to the Sussex seafront.
Customers always leave happy, full and content, not just because they have eaten so incredibly well, but because every lady gets an authentic Italian goodbye kiss … or two! With such exemplary customer care, no wonder the repeat business is so reliable.
Mario, Tony, Lucia and Donato 1966
The Ice Cream Parlour after a refurbishment in the 1980s
Fortes Pizzeria Today
Congratulations to my niece Caroline Forte (Brighton) on winning a highly prestigious D&AD (Design and Art Direction) award in the Packaging Design category for her Italian inspired wine labels for Da Luca’s southern Italian wine range. The design was based on the famous playing cards used to play the traditional Italian card game of Scopa.
D&AD celebrates and nurtures outstanding work in design and advertising by awarding the best work each year. Since 1962, D&AD has been inspiring a community of creative thinkers by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising. A D&AD Award is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world. Amongst its members are David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Alan Fletcher.
Congratulations to Jeffrey Forte and Nicole Tanner, who were married this afternoon in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Jeffrey is the middle son of the late Alan Forte and his wife Megen, grandson of the late David and Elsie Forte, and great grandson of my late Uncle John Forte (Brighton) and Netta Kyle.
All good wishes to you both for the future.