Lovers of Italian cuisine and culture will be thrilled to hear that the 2016 Taste of Italy food festival is coming up soon! The beloved event takes place this year on October 1 in Los Angeles at Pico House and The Plaza on North Main Street.
The team at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore at Irvine Auto Center has all of the details for you right here.
Taste of Italy: Event Overview
Taste of Italy is a local event that takes place each year in celebration of Italian food and culture. The premier Italian food and wine event will feature award-winning wineries and restaurants, live entertainment, and a cultural experience unlike any you’ll get in the Los Angeles area.
At Taste of Italy, your senses will be enchanted by delightful smells and your palate graced by the flavors known best by the Italian residents of Los Angeles.
Put on as a benefit for the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, Taste of Italy is Los Angeles’s premier cultural-gastronomic event and tickets are now on sale.
Event Details for Taste of Italy
In addition to offering an array of delicious Italian food and wine, the Los Angeles Taste of Italy event will feature live entertainment. This year’s performers include Emcee “Shotgun Tom” Kelly, the Jasmine Tommaso Trio, featuring Lorenzo Grassi and Giovanni Tommaso, as well as the LA Opera, Nick D’Egidio, and DJ Lo.
With live music and entertainment throughout the event, the whole family will be delighted by this local cultural celebration of Italy.
This year’s Taste of Italy event will feature over 40 local restaurants and only a partial list of participants is available right now. The list of featured Italian restaurants and wineries include the following:
Bar Toscana: A local Italian bar and restaurant that offers an intimate and upscale environment and incredible food. The restaurant’s menu includes classic Italian dishes like ravioli pomodoro (homemade ravioli with spinach, ricotta, and tomato sauce), spaghetti vongole (spaghetti with clams), and prosciutto pizza (mozzarella, tomato and prosciutto di Parma).
Our favorite dish is their Tiramisu Bar Toscana, which features all of the flavors that define Italy: espresso, mascarpone, and chocolate.
For their full menu, see their official website.
Pedroncelli Winery: A local family-owned and -operated winery that offers delightful flavors with sustainable farming methods. The winery started in 1927 and has been a small family operation ever since.
Now in their third generation of ownership, the winery is run with the same dedication to tradition and heritage now as it was when it started. Their wine list includes the delicious Friends White, which offers a tropical fruit flavor with aromas of ginger, rose petals, and pineapple.
Learn more about the winery and their current offerings on their website.
Get Connected with Taste of Italy
To learn more about this fabulous local celebration of Italian food, wine, and culture, check out the official event website. Or share it with your friends over on their official Facebook page and support the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles today.