This profile is part of ongoing series of posts leading up to the dinner the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce South Central and the Italian Consul General of Houston are presenting at Terra restaurant in Eataly on June 3. The event was made possible thanks in part to support from the Prosciutto di Parma Consortium, the Pecorino Toscano Consortium, the Bocale winery, and Vecchio Amaro del Capo. The event and associated seminars are part of the Extraordinary Italian Taste, an ongoing Italian government campaign to promote awareness of authentic Italian culinary products and foodways.
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce is honored to welcome Vincenzo Arcobelli, a leading Italian-American citizen who resides, at our June 3 dinner at Terra restaurant at Eataly in Dallas.
Born in Sicily, Arcobelli had a distinguished career in the Italian Air Force before he moved to Texas where he works to this day as a flight instructor, commercial pilot, and entrepreneur.
Beyond his work as an importer bringing authentic Italian products — including food and artisanal ceramics, among many others — the U.S. and to the state of Texas, Arcobelli is also highly active in promoting Italian culture in the U.S. through COMITES, a wing of the Italian consulate created especially to represent Italians living abroad. Among many other highlights from his illustrious career, Arcobelli organized the first “Conference of Italian Researchers in the World” in Texas and he also organized the first Columbus Day Parade to be held in the state. Currently, he advocates for the protection and maintenance of Christopher Columbus statues across the U.S. (like the one above).
The IACC couldn’t be more pleased to have him at our table for this momentous occasion, the chamber’s first major event in Dallas.
The Extraordinary Italian Taste is an ongoing Italian Foreign Ministry campaign that promotes awareness of genuine Italian foods throughout the world.