Taste of Italy Pavilion

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2015 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
5:15-6:00 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Tartufini al cocco e ricotta (Coconut and ricotta Truffles). Limited Seating – Free Event.

6:45-7:15 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting – This is a formal “Sit-Down Tasting”, featuring five of Italy’s most important wines, including the world famous “Super Tuscan” as well as the incomparable Nebbiolo (the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

7:45-9:45 PM

Poker All’ Italiana”: Play cards like the Italians! Learn to play Italian Poker; a fun and fast paced game, easy to learn (a derivative of 5 Card Draw, Jacks or better to open) and then stoke your competitive juices by vying for our “Poker All’ Italiana” Tournament Championship. Who will be crowned Il Campione? Winner will receive a gift certificate to the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles for a overnight stay and golf for two. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat. Discounted tickets are only $12 on-line and $15 on-site. Limited Seating. Learn More about the game.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
12:30-1:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Mini Rosticceria Siciliana. Limited Seating – Free Event.

2:00-4:00 PM

Bingo! With an Italian Taste namely; “Tombola”! Learn to play this traditional Italian game (similar to American Bingo) and win prizes (5 winners in each session). Fun for the entire family as you race to fill your cards while immersing yourself in a bit of Italian culture and language! Ambo! Terno! Quaderno! Quinto! Tombola! – Limited seating. Cards are $3 each. Learn More about the game.

5:00-5:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting – This is a formal “Sit-Down Tasting”, featuring five of Italy’s most important wines, including the world famous “Super Tuscan” as well as the incomparable Nebbiolo (the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

6:30-7:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Cassata al cucchiaio – Mini Cassata. Limited Seating – Free Event.

8:00-9:45 PM

Tasting Tour of Italian Wine presented by Beviamo International. Seize this rare opportunity to sample 12 different premium wines from some of Italy’s major regions, and receive live information from wine professionals, (as if you had your own personal “Sommelier”) and all of this in one venue! You will find many familiar types of Italian Wine (and these will be from non-commercial “Boutique” producers) as well as perhaps, discovering some wines that you have never had the opportunity to sample. Wine lovers of Vino Italiano and those who are ready to “Fall in Love”, do not miss this opportunity to “Jump Start” your Italian palate as you drink wines like the Italians. Admission $10.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
11:15-12:00 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Risotto ai funghi porcini. Limited Seating – Free Event.

12:45-1:30 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting – This is a formal “Sit-Down Tasting”, featuring five of Italy’s most important wines, including the world famous “Super Tuscan” as well as the incomparable Nebbiolo (the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

2:00-2:30 PM

H-E-B Cooking Demonstration: Join HEB Cooking Connection Chef, John Moreno as he demonstrates how to prepare Sundried Tomato and Artichoke Crostinis. Learn to cook like the Italians! Buon Appetito! – FREE event

3:15-4:00 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Strufoli. Limited Seating – Free Event.

4:45-5:30 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting – This is a formal “Sit-Down Tasting”, featuring five of Italy’s most important wines, including the world famous “Super Tuscan” as well as the incomparable Nebbiolo (the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

6:15-7:00 PM

Italian Craft Beer Tasting/Seminar. Craft Beer’s popularity continues to soar, and we are proud to offer you the opportunity to drink beer like an Italian! Join us as noted Beer expert and radio talk show host (Drink of Ages ESPN 97.5 FM), Jon Denman, leads us in a tasting of 5 unique Italian beers (3oz. per). Jon’s seminars are both entertaining and informative while La Birra Italiana is so tasty. So bring your parched throats and do not miss our Inaugural Italian Beer Tasting. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

8:00-9:45 PM

Tasting Tour of Italian Wine presented by Beviamo International. Seize this rare opportunity to sample 12 different premium wines from some of Italy’s major regions, and receive live information from wine professionals, (as if you had your own personal “Sommelier”) and all of this in one venue! You will find many familiar types of Italian Wine (and these will be from non-commercial “Boutique” producers) as well as perhaps, discovering some wines that you have never had the opportunity to sample. Wine lovers of Vino Italiano and those who are ready to “Fall in Love”, do not miss this opportunity to “Jump Start” your Italian palate as you drink wines like the Italians. Admission $10.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
12:30-1:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making Polpette fredde alle zucchine e prosciutto. Limited Seating – Free Event.

2:00-2:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting – This is a formal “Sit-Down Tasting”, featuring five of Italy’s most important wines, including the world famous “Super Tuscan” as well as the incomparable Nebbiolo (the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco). Each offering in this tasting was sourced from relatively low-yielding vineyards utilizing Artisanal techniques. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

3:15-4:30 PM

Bingo! With an Italian Taste namely; “Tombola”! Learn to play this traditional Italian game (similar to American Bingo) and win prizes (5 winners in each session). Fun for the entire family as you race to fill your cards while immersing yourself in a bit of Italian culture and language! Ambo! Terno! Quaderno! Quinto! Tombola! – Limited seating. Cards are $3 each. Learn More about the game.

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