Thank you, Houston, for making the 2019 Taste of Italy the biggest and best ever!
This year’s event included two standing-room-only seminars for food and wine professionals and a show-stopping BBQ and Italian wine tasting for consumers led by Houston Chronicle food columnist J.C. Chris Reid and Houston Chronicle wine writer Dale Robertson.
Acclaimed food, wine, and travel writer Bruce Schoenfeld, who spoke as part of an earlier seminar on Italian wine in the Texas market, also took part in the BBQ and wine event. Master Sommelier June Rodil, CEE for one of the largest luxury restaurant groups in Texas and Colorado, spoke as well at the morning gathering.
Even Houston Chronicle restaurant critic and food writer Alison Cook, a two-time James Beard Award winner, was in attendance.
In the Hilton Post Oak main ballroom, more than 50 Italian food and wine producers presented their products to 500+ fair goers, including some of the city’s top food and wine professionals. More than 300 products were presented and fair-goers also got to sample local Italian restaurant menus and attend product demonstrations.
Now in its fifth year, the 2019 Taste of Italy was by far the biggest and most successful to date. The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce couldn’t have achieved this success without the support of our tight-knit community of food and wine professionals. And we thank you for your participation and everything you do to make Houston one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the U.S. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.
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