Don your finest and get ready to live the dolce vita because you're about to taste some of the finest Italian food L.A. has ever seen: On October 12, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles is bringing us another installation of Taste of Italy.
The red wine will be flowing, the Neapolitan pizza will be cheesy and gooey at the center and the risotto giallo—a saffron rice dish dating back to the Middle Ages—will be warm and at the ready. This annual food-focused soirée draws big crowds in swanky attire to benefit the museum, and this year, they'll be eating their way through scores of the region’s best restaurants—think: Drago Centro, Cal Mare, Factory Kitchen, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele and more.
You can also count on Italian and California-Italian wineries, slices of aged prosciutto, fresh gnocchi, live entertainment, demonstrations and celebrity guests as host Marco Schiazza leads you through the party (which, by the by, turns a portion of historic DTLA, at 424 N Main St, into a full-blown piazza).
Proceeds benefit the Italian American Museum’s exhibitions and the Italian Hall; General Admission tickets will run you $65 in advance ($70 at the door), and include six food and six wine tastings, while premiere tickets ($135 per person or $145 at the door) offer 10 food and 10 wine tastings, a VIP gift bag and red carpet entrance. Whichever you pick, that's amore.