CiaoDC chats with The National Italian American Foundation’s Board Member and Gala Chair, Joe Lonardo on the 44th Annual Gala coming to Washington, DC this weekend November 1st-3rd at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Learn about Celebrity Dinners; Expo Italia events; Gala honorees and more! Listen to interview here.
Join NIAF at the premiere celebration of the Italian American here in Washington, DC Kick off the weekend with an Aperitivo for young Italian Americans to include cocktails, small bites and gelato by local Dolci Gelati!
For an elegant dining experience, join TV Host/Celebrity Chef, Mary Ann Esposito at an elegant Molise inspired dinner dubbed, An Evening with Mary Ann Esposito. Saturday, November 2, enjoy FREE events at Expo Italia and learn more about Italy. Talk movies with a meet and greet of the renowned The Avengers directors The Russo Brothers; travel to Italy with tours and gifts from Italy on display; get your gelato on with a live demonstration by Gianluigi Dellaccio of Dolci Gelati; a Cooking demonstration by Chef Amy Riolo; Italian Lunch tastings; a Book Signing and meet and greet with Chef/TV Host, Mary Ann Esposito; and more! Saturday evening will begin the gala dinner honoring prominent Italian Americans to include Fox Business Host of Mornings with Maria, Maria Bartiromo who will also serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. This weekend promises to be a star-studded Italian American extravaganza that will have every Italian and non Italian singing That's Amore! Hope to see you there! For more information click here.