il diritto di mangiare sano
(the right to eat healthy)
Food is a commodity, but also a crucial component of lifestyle and culture.
Today a plethora of information makes it difficult to really know what is healthy eating in an area constantly revolutionized by new discoveries and mixed messages.
Please join us for an evening of inspiring conversation on the state of healthy eating in Los Angeles, accompanied by great food…. Italian style!
Health. Food. Wine. Trendsetters.
MODERATOR: Rene Lynch, Asst. Food Editor, LA Times
Mary Hardy, MD, Medical Director, The Simms/Mann UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
Pippa Calland, Celebrity Chef
Alessia Botturi, President, North American Sommelier Association
Ben Sieke, National Trainer, Weight Watchers
Andrew Wilder, Food Blogger, EatingRules.com
The panel discussion aims at nurturing food literacy which is the ability to eat healthy, prepare the right meal and choose the best food at home and at restaurants, while recognizing the modern and fundamental role of technology and communication in spreading the message.
5:30pm: Doors Open - Registration & Networking
6:00pm: Welcome by Alberto Di Mauro, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles Opening Remarks by Hon. Giuseppe Perrone, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles
6:15pm: Panel Discussion moderated by Rene Lynch, followed by Q&A from the audience
7:00pm: Introduction of “Marchio Q” – Seal of Authenticity by West Hooker-Poletti, Owner of Locanda del Lago in Santa Monica
7:15pm: Cooking Demonstration by Chef Pippa Calland and Piccoli Chef
7:30pm: Italian Dinner Buffet, Wine Tasting & Networking (Vegetarian options will be available)
MENU: (menu subject to change)
LOCANDA DEL LAGO: Fresh Burrata Cheese, Scarborough Farm Basil Sorbetto, Wong Farm Rainbow Cherry Tomatoes “Confit”
TOSCANOVA: Farro Salad
IL PASTAIO: Involtini di Melenzane con Spaghetti
VALENTINO: Budino alla vaniglia croccante
VARIOUS ITALIAN WINES WILL BE SERVED
Parking is available at Palomino Restaurant with validation