Festa Italiana




Taste of Italy Pavilion

Other Events not listed below can be found on the Activities page.
As information becomes available this page will be updated.

2014 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
5:30-6:00 PM

Premium Italian Wine Tasting: An Introduction to the wines of Piedmont presented by Philip Cusimano (Limited Seating. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.) – Piedmont is one of the world’s most important wine production zones. The wines are known for their quality and heralded for their uniqueness (as they cannot be replicated in any other region on earth). It is a fascinating place where tradition and innovation co-exist and are sometimes utilized together to produce delicious wines of great structure.

Join us in a “sit down” tasting of five of the region’s most renowned offerings, including both, a Barolo and a Barbaresco. Learn more about the wines! This entertaining, thirty minute seminar is a unique opportunity to sample great and storied wines, rarely are wines of this caliber offered to the public, in one sitting; examine and savor some of the world’s most famous wines. Salute!

7:00-10:00 PM

La Sagra del Vino (Festival of Wine – Wine Sampling Event) – Italy is without question the wine capital of the world; the Italian peninsula and its adjoining islands produce more Vino than any other country, as well as being home to the greatest variety of grape types.

Beviamo International, Houston’s leader in fine Italian wines, is pleased to offer a Tasting Tour of Italy. This is a special opportunity to sample fourteen 14 wines (1oz. per wine), representing many of Italy’s most important regions. Taste the wines, get the story behind the label and speak to wine professionals. Jump-start your Italian wine IQ and discover the charm and personality of Vino Italiano

Mini festival will continue while supplies last. – Entry Fee

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
11:00-11:45 AM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making fresh BISCOTTI REGINELLE, handmade cookies typical from the Region of Sicily. – FREE event

12:45-1:15 PM

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4:15-4:45 PM

Premium Italian Wine Tasting: An Introduction to the wines of Piedmont presented by Philip Cusimano (Limited Seating. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.) – Piedmont is one of the world’s most important wine production zones. The wines are known for their quality and heralded for their uniqueness (as they cannot be replicated in any other region on earth). It is a fascinating place where tradition and innovation co-exist and are sometimes utilized together to produce delicious wines of great structure.

Join us in a “sit down” tasting of five of the region’s most renowned offerings, including both, a Barolo and a Barbaresco. Learn more about the wines! This entertaining, thirty minute seminar is a unique opportunity to sample great and storied wines, rarely are wines of this caliber offered to the public, in one sitting; examine and savor some of the world’s most famous wines. Salute!

5:30-6:00 PM

Olive & Olive Oil Seminar – FREE event

7:00-10:00 PM

“Le Sagra!” a festival of Italian Olives – An Italian Tradition dedicated to celebrating some specific local product. Mini festival will continue while supplies last. – Entry Fee

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

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making fresh BISCOTTI REGINELLE, handmade cookies typical from the Region of Sicily. – FREE event

1:00-1:45 PM H-E-B Cooking Demonstration: FREE event
2:30-3:15 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making fresh BISCOTTI REGINELLE, handmade cookies typical from the Region of Sicily. – FREE event

4:15-4:45 PM

Premium Italian Wine Tasting: An Introduction to the wines of Piedmont presented by Philip Cusimano (Limited Seating. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.) – Piedmont is one of the world’s most important wine production zones. The wines are known for their quality and heralded for their uniqueness (as they cannot be replicated in any other region on earth). It is a fascinating place where tradition and innovation co-exist and are sometimes utilized together to produce delicious wines of great structure.

Join us in a “sit down” tasting of five of the region’s most renowned offerings, including both, a Barolo and a Barbaresco. Learn more about the wines! This entertaining, thirty minute seminar is a unique opportunity to sample great and storied wines, rarely are wines of this caliber offered to the public, in one sitting; examine and savor some of the world’s most famous wines. Salute!

5:30-6:00 PM Cheese Making Seminar: - FREE event
7:00-10:00 PM

“Le Sagra!” a festival of Italian Cheeses – An Italian Tradition dedicated to celebrating some specific local product. Mini festival will continue while supplies last. – Entry Fee

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
12:00-12:45 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making fresh BISCOTTI REGINELLE, handmade cookies typical from the Region of Sicily. – FREE event

1:30-2:15 PM St. Arnold’s Cooking DemonstrationFREE event
3:00-3:30 PM

Premium Italian Wine Tasting: An Introduction to the wines of Piedmont presented by Philip Cusimano (Limited Seating. BUY AND PRINT TICKETS NOW!! to reserve your seat.) – Piedmont is one of the world’s most important wine production zones. The wines are known for their quality and heralded for their uniqueness (as they cannot be replicated in any other region on earth). It is a fascinating place where tradition and innovation co-exist and are sometimes utilized together to produce delicious wines of great structure.

Join us in a “sit down” tasting of five of the region’s most renowned offerings, including both, a Barolo and a Barbaresco. Learn more about the wines! This entertaining, thirty minute seminar is a unique opportunity to sample great and storied wines, rarely are wines of this caliber offered to the public, in one sitting; examine and savor some of the world’s most famous wines. Salute!

4:15-5:00 PM

La Piccola Cucina – Festival Edition: An Educational children cooking class led by our Chef Tiziana Triolo. The little Chefs will enjoy making fresh BISCOTTI REGINELLE, handmade cookies typical from the Region of Sicily. – FREE event

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