Last night, dozens of Italians and Italian Americans basked in the gourmet flavors of antipasti, ice cold Peroni, good company, and one vibrant atmosphere. The Italian American Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Institute of Italian Culture and the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans, hosted their Si Parla Italiano event at the McDuffe Design Showroom in the River North neighborhood, and it was a success!
Guests enjoyed traditional dishes from the regions of Puglia, Calabria, and Sicilia, all created and presented by Quartino’s Chef John Coletta, who mingled with attendees and perused the showroom. Signore and Signori were also offered Peroni or a vino, and later had the opportunity to enter the night’s raffle for a chance to win a bottle of Pecorino.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce’s President, Mauro Galli, thanked guests for attending, and pointed out the importance of Italian young men and women to gather, celebrate, and network, keeping alive their traditional heritage and Italian culture.