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Taste Of Italy Benefits Italian-American Museum of L.A., Oct. 12
September 19, 2013 -
LOS ANGELES, CAThe fourth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place at the historic museum on Saturday, October 12, 5-10 p.m., in downtown Los Angeles.
In collaboration with the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West, it will showcase more than 50 of the regions wineries, fine food and beverage purveyors along with restaurants that have received the Marchio Ospitalita Italiana, Italys highest certification of gastronomic excellence and authenticity.
Participating restaurants will include: Osteria Drago, Toscanova, Obika Mozzarella Bar, Locanda Del Lago, Marino, Il Fornaio and Caffe Roma. Other participants include Casa Torelli Imports, Ventura Limoncello, GROM, Le Vigne Winery, Domodimonti, Academia Barilla, Domenicos Foods, Maestro Sausage, Pasquini Espresso, Nonnas Kitchenette (fresh from this season of "The Great Food Truck Race), and dozens more. Sample more than 20 flavors of gelato and sip more than 30 varieties of wine. For a complete list of participants visit
Italys best-selling reggae band, Mama Marjas, will be performing live, as well as the voice of the new American Songbook, Luca Ellis, the Casa Italiana Opera Company, classical virtuosa Nicole Nale. I Zanni will perform traditional commedia dellarte
To purchase tickets, $50 presale; $60 at the door; VIP tickets also available.
Tickets/Info: www.italianhall.org.; (213) 485-8432. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted. IAMLA is located at 424 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Proceeds from the event will support the Italian American Museums exhibitions, capital improvements and preservation of the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from Los Angeles little Italy.
IAMLA and the Historic Italian Hall Foundation 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, IAMLA will provide visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. Established in 1993, the Historic Italian Hall Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the Museum and continued preservation efforts of the historic Italian Hall.