Virtual Tasting Dinner featuring authentic Italian foods prepared by leading Houston chefs September 9.

This event was made possible with the support of the Italian Foreign Ministry’s “Authentic Italian Table” and “True Italian Taste” campaigns. Please follow both on social media using the following hashtags: #iffoodcouldtalk #trueitaliantaste #extraordinaryitaliantaste.

Virtual Dinner
featuring authentic Italian
dishes and recipes
prepared by leading
Italian chefs in Houston

On Wednesday, September 9, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central (IACC) is hosting a virtual dinner featuring three of Houston’s top Italian chefs, Giancarlo Ferrara (Amalfi), Angelo Cuppone (ROMA), and Roberto Crescini (Fresco Café Italiano).

Each of them will be preparing a classic Italian dish using authentic Italian ingredients and recipes.

Italian food and wine historian Jeremy Parzen will be moderating the event and leading the discussion.

The IACC has invited members of the city’s food and wine media to “attend” via a Zoom link. The foods and wines will be delivered to each participant via a courier.

As each of our participating chefs will tell you, true Italian cuisine must be prepared using authentic Italian food products. Knowing how to use those ingredients in the kitchen is an essential element in creating genuine Italian dishes. Each of our chefs is considered an expert in the field of Italian foodways. The IACC couldn’t be more pleased to be featuring their excellent and delicious cooking!

If you are a member of the Houston food and wine media community and would like to attend, please send an email to IACC coordinator Alessandra Salvatori by clicking here.

This event is dedicated to the promotion of authentic Italian products and quality Italian food service, and is one of the most important events of the campaign for the Extraordinary Italian Taste promoted by the Foreign Ministry. This is the fifth-annual event and takes place in over 20 countries around the world during the month of September, including wine and food tasting dinners, masterclasses, and educational tours in Italy in addition to social media campaigns.


DATE: Wednesday, September 9
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
(food and wines delivered by 6:30)

Deliveries by OrangeCrate.

OrangeCrate is specialized in on-demand delivery from local restaurants. Currently, they serve the Katy/Fort Bend and Memorial/West Houston markets. An order with OrangeCrate supports two local businesses at once.


Antipasto (Amalfi)

Prosciutto di Parma, Pecorino, and Mortadella skewers with marinated artichokes, arancini, and pizzette.

Lasagne alla Bolognese (Amalfi)

Homemade lasagne with San Marzano tomato ragù, béchamel, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana,
and Parmigiano Reggiano.

Porchetta with Roast Potatoes (ROMA)

Slow-roasted pork and potatoes seasoned
with classic Italian herbs and extra-virgin olive oil.

Neapolitan Babà (Fresco Café Italiano)

Citrus-scented babà with
vanilla cream and mixed berries.


Stefano Farina NV Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore
Abbadia Ardenga 2014 Rosso di Montalcino

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