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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!


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.


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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Win tickets to Taste of Italy! Just create a video of yourself singing a short song with original lyrics about Taste of Italy or Southern California Italian American history.

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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. 


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.


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 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Pico House | 424 North Main Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012


  • 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

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Prepare your palette, it’s almost Restaurant Week in Greater Palm Springs! This is the perfect getaway and a great opportunity to experience desert dining at its best with over 70 restaurants participating. Visit your favorite restaurant or try something new, as chefs prepare delicious three courses meals for your dining pleasure, priced affordably at $26 or $38.

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In addition to savory and value priced meals, desert area hotels and attractions will be offering great rates too, encouraging not only out of town visitors, but locals as well to Eat. See. Stay. Enjoy. ”The Ultimate Desert Experience.”

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Get outdoors and into adventure on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, World’s Largest Rotating Tramcar, where you will experience a breathtaking journey up the sheer cliffs of Chino Canyon. Begin the 10 minute ride at the Valley Station – elevation 2,643 ft. and end at the Mountain Station – elevation 8,516 ft. No matter what the season, whether you are enjoying spectacular views while dining or hiking in a pristine wilderness, a one-of-a-kind experience can be had by all.


Take time to relax and unwind at Spa Terre where the wonders of water await you. The spa is the Riviera decadent stage, and seizes the spotlight from all other Palm Springs resorts and spas. Immerse in 11,000 square feet whose sole purpose is to cater to body and soul. Enjoy 18 treatment rooms and a rare and expansive Watsu pool that approaches an ocean.

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International superstar Steve Connolly hits all of the notes as the King and salutes Palm Springs circa 1960 as never before. As a special tribute to Palm Springs and its art, Connolly devotes a portion of his fast-paced musical to creating a speed-painted ‘portrait of the King.’

Last year’s menus offered a multitude of flavors to temp every palate from electric dishes like Hawaiian tuna mojito ceviche, to traditional American cuisine like braised short rib with fall root vegetable, to east coast thin style pizza.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to experience some of the best restaurants the Valley has to offer!

WHAT: Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week
May 31 – June 16, 2013
WHERE: Palm Springs, CA

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