L.A.’s Premiere Food & Wine Event featuring 50+ Fine Restaurants, 100+ wines, Celebrity Chefs and Live Entertainment to Benefit Museum
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 25, 2014 – The sixth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 11th in downtown Los Angeles. Taste of Italy showcases over fifty of the region’s best restaurants and Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as music entertainment, cooking demonstrations, and celebrity appearances.
Participating restaurants will include: Valentino, Drago Centro, Locanda Del Lago, Il Fornaio, Naples, Al Bacio, GROM, and Celestino. Approximately 100 world-class wines will be served by participants such as Casa Torelli, Le Vigne, Mazzocco, Ventura Limoncello, and more. For a complete list of participants visit www.italianhall.org. The Cooking Demo stage will feature master chef Nico Chessa of Valentino and Di Stefano Cheese, among others.
Taste of Italy’s entertainment lineup includes the female retro vocalist trio Swing Dolls, performances by LA Opera, and the sultry sounds of Frank Sinatra by Nick D’Egidio. La Dolce Vita will entertain with the most popular Italian pop songs, while the Lorenzo Grassi Group will showcase modern Italian jazz.
“Taste of Italy offers a true Italian experience in downtown Los Angeles. Food, wine, and culture are interconnected in the Italian lifestyle,” explained Marianna Gatto, Executive Director of the IAMLA and historian. “The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles will be open in the next few months and Taste of Italy is a special opportunity to celebrate the Italian and Italian-American legacy and contributions in the heart of Los Angeles,” said Paul Pagnone, president of the IAMLA.
To purchase tickets visit www.italianhall.org or call (213) 485-8432. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted.
For Calendar Listings What: The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ Taste of Italy
When: October 11, 2014 from 5-10 PM
Where: 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Why: Proceeds from the event will support the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the preservation of the Italian Hall (the building in which the Museum is located).
Cost: $55 General Admission (6 food + 6 wine food tastings), $125 Premiere (8 food + 8 wine tastings, VIP bag, and red carpet entrance)
Tickets/Info: http://italianhall.org/taste-of-italy-los-angeles/ or tel. 213.485.8432
About the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and the Historic Italian Hall Foundation
Slated to open in the next few months, the Italian American Museum will be a 21st century, interactive museum that documents the history and continuing contributions of Italian Americans and Italians to Southern California and the nation. Featuring interactive exhibits and educational programming, the Italian American Museum will provide visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. Established in 1996, the Historic Italian Hall Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the Museum and the continued preservation efforts of the historic Italian Hall, the oldest remaining structure from the city’s historic little Italy.