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The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles’ Taste of Italy

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TASTE OF ITALY – Saturday, October 1st, 2016 L.A.’s Premiere Italian Food & Wine Event featuring 35+ Fine Restaurants, 100+ wines, Celebrity Chefs and Live Entertainment to Benefit Museum LOS ANGELES, CA, May 5th, 2016 – The eight-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food and wine to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA), will take place on October 1st in downtown Los Angeles.

Taste of Italy showcases over 35 of the region’s best restaurants, Italian and California-Italian wineries, as well as live entertainment, chef demonstrations, and celebrity guests. Participants will include: Valentino, Drago Centro, Il Fornaio, DiStefano Cheese. Approximately 100 world-class wines will be served by participants such as Casa Torelli, Ca’Momi, Gruppo I Vinai, and more. For a complete list of participants visit www.italianhall.org/TOI .

Taste of Italy’s entertainment lineup includes performances by LA Opera and guests will dance to the sounds of DjLo.

“Taste of Italy provides an authentic Italian experience in the heart of in downtown Los Angeles,” explains Marianna Gatto, historian and Executive Director of the IAMLA, “where guests can enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine and exceptional Italian wines in a charming, historic setting. Taste of Italy offers a glimpse of the region’s extensive Italian history and contemporary Italian lifestyle while supporting the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles.” To purchase tickets visit www.italianhall.org/TOI or call (213) 485-8432. Contributions are tax-deductible as permitted.

Cost: $60 General Admission (6 food + 6 wine food tastings), $125 Premiere (10 food + 10 wine tastings, VIP bag, and red carpet entrance), a limited number of reserved tables and sponsorship opportunities available

About the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles and the Historic Italian Hall Foundation

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles 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 provides visitors of all ages and origins a meaningful understanding of the complex, multi-cultural fabric of the United States. The Historic Italian Hall Foundation is a 501 (c)3 charitable organization dedicated to supporting the Museum and the continued preservation efforts of the building in which it is located, the Italian Hall, the oldest remaining structure from the city’s historic little Italy, built in 1908.