Taste of Italy Pavilion

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2016 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
6:00-6:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

7:30-9:45 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” Mini-Tournament Championship. Who will be crowned Il Campione? First place winner will receive a gift certificate to the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, LA for an overnight stay and golf for two; second and third place finishers will also be awarded prizes. 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 14
12:00-12:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

1:30-2:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little Chefs will enjoy making Tagliatelle, a traditional type of pasta from Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy. Individual pieces of tagliatelle are long, flat ribbons that are similar in shape to fettuccine. Limited Seating. Admission is $5 on-site only

3:00-4:15 PM

Bingo! With an Italian Flavor 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/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

6:15-7:00 PM

St. Arnolds Cooking Demonstration:

8:00-9:45 PM

Tasting Tour of Italian Wine presented by Beviamo International. Seize this rare opportunity to sample 10 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”) You will find many familiar types of Italian Wine and are sure to discover something “new”. 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 on-site only.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
11:30-12:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little Chefs will enjoy making Homemade Pizza Dough. Limited Seating. Admission is $5 on-site only

1:00-1:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

2:15-3:00 PM

H-E-B Cooking Demonstration:

3:30-4:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little Chefs will enjoy making Tagliatelle, a traditional type of pasta from Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy. Individual pieces of tagliatelle are long, flat ribbons that are similar in shape to fettuccine. Limited Seating. Admission is $5 on-site only

5:00-5:45 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! 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 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 10 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”) You will find many familiar types of Italian Wine and are sure to discover something “new”. 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 on-site only.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
11:30-12:30 PM

Bingo! With an Italian Flavor 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.

1:00-1:45 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little Chefs will enjoy making Homemade Pizza Dough. Limited Seating. Admission is $5 on-site only

2:30-3:15 PM

“Introduction to Italian Wine”: a Premium Italian Wine Tasting/Seminar – Improve your knowledge of Italian wine by attending this formal “Sit-Down Tasting” featuring five of Italy’s most interesting wines, including Chianti Classico Riserva as well as the unique Nebbiolo, the Grape of both Barolo and Barbaresco. Each selection in this tasting was carefully selected to represent the best qualities of “Vino Italiano”. Join us as we compare and contrast these terrific wines. Learn More about the wines you will be tasting! Seating will be limited. Tickets are only $15. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.

4:00-4:45 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: La Piccola Cucina is a hands-on cultural culinary experience for children aged 3-12 years old. Children will wear chef aprons and toques and learn basic Italian language, metric system and culture while preparing authentic Italian cuisine. The little Chefs will enjoy making Tagliatelle, a traditional type of pasta from Emilia-Romagna and Marche, regions of Italy. Individual pieces of tagliatelle are long, flat ribbons that are similar in shape to fettuccine. Limited Seating. Admission is $5 on-site only

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