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Taste Of Italy 2015

August 30, 2015 — Leave a comment

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents the seventh annual Taste of Italy, L.A.’s premiere Italian food and wine event, which will take place in downtown Los Angeles during which the heart of historic Downtown is transformed into a charming Italian Piazza, where 2,500 Italophiles join celebrities, dignitaries, and philanthropists to eat, drink, and mingle at this upscale, ticketed event.

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Taste of Italy will feature 40+ of the region’s best Italian restaurants, 100+ world class wines, fantastic entertainment, chef demonstrations all in a spectacular setting.

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WHAT: Taste of Italy 2015
WHEN: October 10, 2015 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm
WHERE: Pico House | 424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS: 

  • Tickets: $25 – $5,000 (use coupon code “XPLA5” for $5 off general admission)

CONTACT INFO: (213) 485-8432

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Taste Of Italy

September 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

The sixth-annual Taste of Italy, a cultural-gastronomic event to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place 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.

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Participating restaurants will include: Valentino, Drago Centro, Locanda Del Lago, Il Fornaio, 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 click here. The Cooking Demo stage will feature master chef Nico Chessa of Valentino and DeStefano Cheese, among others.

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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.

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WHAT: Taste Of Italy 
WHEN:
October 11, 2014 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm 
WHERE: 
424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: General Admission Child $25 | General Admission Adult $55 (6 food + 6 wine food tastings) | $125 Premiere (8 food + 8 wine tastings VIP bag, and red carpet entrance) 

CONTACT INFO: (213) 485-8432

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In the year 79 A.D., Pompeii vanished beneath thick layers of volcanic ash left by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. But what nature destroyed, it also preserved.

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Pompeii: The Exhibition features over 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.

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From garden frescoes and marble statues to Gladiator helmets and shin guards, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city.

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Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.

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Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.

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WHAT: Pompeii The Exhibition 
WHEN:
Opens May 20, 2014 
WHERE:
700 Exposition Park Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90037

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: Adult 18+ $19.75, Child 4 – 12 $12.75, Senior 60+ $16.75, Student $16.75

CONTACT INFO: (323) 724-3623

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | YouTube | Yelp

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The Italian American Museum’s fifth annual Taste of Italy, Los Angeles’ premier Cultural-Gastronomic event, returns to downtown Los Angeles. Known for its authenticity, promotion of healthy, modern, eco-conscious lifestyle, Taste of Italy, features 35 of the best restaurants in the region, exceptional wineries serving nearly 100 wines, and live entertainment. Get $5 off your tickets using the code XLATOI5!

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Drawing over 3,000 attendees, Taste of Italy is the largest annual benefit for the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), a non-profit organization. The event takes place around the famous Pico House Built by Pío Pico, last governor of California under Mexican rule, who lived almost the entire length of the nineteenth century, from 1801 to 1894. This was the first three-story building and the first grand hotel in Los Angeles. It later became an Italian hotel.

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This year’s participants include Drago, Toscanova, Cafe Firenze, Pizzeria Il Fico, Trattoria Neapolis, Casa Nostra, Colori’s Kitchen, Ventura Limoncello Co., Bulgarini Gelato, Di Stefano Cheese, GROM, Grando Cioccolato, Little Dom’s, and dozens of others.

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There will also be two celebrity chefs at the event, live demonstrations, and close to 100 varietals by Cantina Pizzolato, Fasoli Gino, Le Vigne Winery, and dozens of others.

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Special guests include critically acclaimed Canzionere Grecanico, performing live, as well as chanteuses Maria Elena Infantino  and Elisabetta Russo. Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani will be present to conduct a cooking demonstration and sign copies of his new book Fabio’s Italian Kitchen. Actor Louis Lombardi will also be present to introduce his recently launched gourmet food line, Lombardi’s Gourmet.

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Los Angeles is home to the nations 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.

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“The IAMLA and Taste o 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 IAMLA.

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The Italian American Museum is located in the historic Italian Hall on North Main Street overlooking Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, just minutes from L.A. Live and the Civic Center. Built in 1908, the Italian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from the city’s little Italy. 

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Slated to re-open in 2014, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is a 21st century, interactive museum that documents the history and contributions of Italian Americans in Southern California and the nation. The IAMLA features exhibitions and a variety of cultural-educational programming. It welcomes an estimated two million visitors of all origins annually, including 300,000 students.

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The Mission of the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is to foster understanding of Southern California’s diverse heritage through research, historic preservation, exhibitions, and educational programs that examine the history and contributions of Italian Americans in California and the nation.

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WHAT: The Italian American Museum Of Los Angeles Presents Taste Of Italy 
WHEN:
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm
WHERE: 
Pico House | 424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: General admission adult $50, general admission child $25, VIP admission $125
  • Get $5 off your tickets using the code XLATOI5!

CONTACT INFO: (2130 485-8432

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook | Twitter | Yelp

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The annual Taste Of Italy is Los Angeles’ premier cultural-gastronomic event. Presented by the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles in collaboration with the Italy America Chamber of Commerce West, Taste of Italy features exceptional Italian and Italian American restaurants, many of which have won Italy’s highest culinary honor, the Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana, as well as dozens of wineries and purveyors of culinary specialties. The exciting tasting event takes place in downtown Los Angeles and will include live performances by internationally acclaimed performers in a historic atmosphere. 

With each General Admission ticket, you receive ten tasting tickets – six for food and four for beverage. Additional taste tickets can be purchased at the event. Each ticket is good for one “taste” or portion of food and beverage. You select the establishments you wish to “taste” and can return to an establishment multiple times. Proceeds from the event will support the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions, capital improvements, and the preservation of the building in which the Museum is located, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the oldest remaining structure from Los Angeles’ Little Italy.

Featuring 50 + fine restaurants and wineries including:

Italy’s best-selling reggae band, Mama Marjas, will be performing live, as well as the new voice of the Great American Song Book, Luca Ellis, the Casa Italiana Opera Company, classical virtuosa Nicole Nale. I Zanni will perform traditional commedia dell’arte. Special guests include international supermodel Clarissa Burt, actor-artist Richard Grieco, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, and Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino.

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WHAT: The Italian American Museum Of Los Angeles’ Taste Of Italy
WHERE: 424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012
WHEN: October 13, 2012 | 5 – 10 pm

CONTACT INFO: http://www.italianhall.org or (213) 485-8432

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $50 pre-sale , $60 at the door, and VIP tickets and reserved tables also available

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