Sep 13, 2013

Taste of Italy Oct. 12. 2013

 

The fifth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place onOctober 12th in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over sixty of the region’s best restaurants and Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as celebrity chefs, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and celebrity appearances.
Participating food purveyors will include: Drago Centro, Fabio Viviani’s Cafe Firenze, Toscanova, Locanda Del Lago, Casa Nostra, Trattoria Neapolis, Il Fornaio, GROM, and Dominick’s. Approximately 100 world-class wines will be served by participants such as Casa Torelli, Le Vigne, Cantina Pizzolato, Terravino, Total Wine and More, Nuova Capelletta, and others.  For a complete list of participants visit www.italianhall.org.
The critically acclaimed Canzionere Grecanico, will be performing live, as well as chanteuses Maria Elena Infantino and Elisabetta Russo.  Actor Louis Lombardi will be present to introduce his recently launched gourmet food line, Lombardi’s Gourmet.

Los Angeles is home to the nation’s fifth largest Italian population, and one of the country’s oldest. “Taste of Italy is a celebration of authentic Italian culture and the tremendous, yet often overlooked, legacy of Italian Americans in the region,” said Marianna Gatto, Executive Director of the IAMLA and historian.
“The IAMLA and Taste of Italy provide an avenue through which people of all origins can come together to learn about the region’s diverse history and experience Italian culture through the universal language of food,” said Paul Pagnone, President of the IAMLA.
To purchase tickets visit http://italianhall.org/taste-of-italy-2013/ or call (213) 485-8432. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted.

When: October 12, 2013 from 5-10 PM
Where: 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: $55 presale, $125 VIP

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