Tuesday, November 15, 2011

36th Annual NIAF Gala Weekend Re-Cap

The last weekend of October was a busy one here in Washington, especially with the annual NIAF Gala, a weekend packed full of events at the Washington Hilton Hotel.  Ciao DC was at  Expo Italia, a gateway to the best that Italians and Italian Americans businesses have to offer.

Friday night's Salute to the Martini offered a delicious pasta bar courtesy of Del Grosso Foods.  Glacier Vodka, an American company, provided open bar as the evenings sponsor.  Music from both the renowned Radio King Orchestra and international recording artist Cristina Fontanelli provided the right kind of ambiance to get couples dancing.   

On Saturday evening, more than 2,000 guests were in attendance to honor the many great accomplishments of Italian Americans.  For an extra special treat, President Obama joined the gala, to offer some humor and provide accolades to Pelosi and Napolitano, two of the top Italian Americans in our government.

Weren't able to attend this year?  Read the complete review at the NIAF website. Check out this highlight video of the gala dinner from the Italian Embassy!

Don't want to miss out next year?  Start planning now!

What was your favorite part of NIAF's 36th Anniversary Gala?  Let us know in the comment section below!

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