The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

NIAF 43rd Anniversary Gala

NIAF is celebrating its 2018 Region of Honor, Puglia! The famous heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia boasts sun-bleached coasts, Medieval towns perched atop mountainsides and a regional pride rooted firmly in its agricultural communities that is still relatively untouched by widespread tourism.

Join the National Italian American Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 12, 2018 and Saturday, October 13, 2018 for what is sure to be another very special Gala weekend of Italian American pride at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Kicking off the weekend on Friday, October 12, 2018, NIAF is thrilled to present “An Evening with Lidia Bastianich.” Join the Emmy award winning television chef, cookbook author and restaurateur, as she takes you to through the culinary tradition of Puglia, NIAF’s 2018 Region of Honor. Experience a typical Pugliese dinner perfectly paired with Pugliese wine. Tickets are limited for this one time only event!

If you can’t make Friday night, join us in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 for what is sure to be another very special night of Italian American pride at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. The National Italian American Foundation is busy preparing a stellar weekend and will continue to update you in real time, right here!

We are proud to announce the following 2018 Anniversary Gala Honorees

   

Giovanni Caforio, M.D.
Chairman & CEO
Bristol-Myers Squibb
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Vincenzo Boccia
President of Confindustria
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Lidia Bastianich
Emmy award winning television chef, cookbook author, restaurateur
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Antonio De Matteis
CEO of Kiton Group
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Carl J. Schramm
American Economist & Entrepreneur
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Cav. Lav. Vito Pertosa
Founder of Angel Group
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Dine Around

NIAF has partnered with some of the DC Metro area’s BEST Italian restaurants to offer NIAF Gala Weekend guests exclusive Prix Fixe menus. Simply, call to reserve your table at one of the fabulous participating restaurants and mention you will be attending NIAF Gala Weekend events. Then, show up to your reservation Friday evening, and enjoy the restaurant’s special NIAF Prix Fixe menu! Click the logos below for more details regarding each restaurant’s Dine Around menu.

Via Umbria
1525 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
www.viaumbria.com