De Nigris to Share Our Three Generations of Dedication to Production of Quality Vinegar at Taste of Italy Benefiting Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 13, 5-10 p.m.
The tenth-annual Taste of Italy, an evening of authentic Italian food, wine and entertainment to benefit the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles, will take place October 13 in downtown Los Angeles. As a sponsor of the event, De Nigris 1889 will be on hand sharing our passion, knowledge, and products that come from our family’s three generations of dedication to the production of quality vinegar.
In 2008, the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles (IAMLA) organized a small wine and food tasting event for its members. With virtually no promotion, over 500 people attended the inaugural event, including many individuals who were unaware of the museum project, and the more than 200-year history of Italians in Los Angeles. Recognizing that the event, known as Taste Italy, had the potential to generate critical awareness for the fledgling IAMLA — then still under construction — museum leadership decided to make the event an annual tradition.
Taste of Italy has changed tremendously since the inaugural event one decade ago and is now among the most anticipated events in the region. Drawing upward of 2,500 attendees, Taste of Italy features 50 of the region’s top restaurants, world-class wineries and live entertainment set against the backdrop of Los Angeles’ Historic Little Italy.
The Italian culinary legacy is especially apparent in California, where Italian and Italian American agriculturalists introduced key crops such as eggplant, bell peppers, broccoli and artichokes. Italians also played an integral role in the development of the state’s wine industry.
The event sought out participants like De Nigris 1889 that embody the culinary diversity of Italy, and to promote understanding about Italy’s 20 distinct regions, each of which possesses its own flavor palette, ingredients and culinary traditions.
We look forward to sharing some delicious recipes from DeNigris1889 with participants. For more information or ticket, please visit www.iamla.org.