4

Italian Expo This Weekend Features Lombardy Region of Italy

^
Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Apparently the inaugural Houston Italian Expo was in 2009, but this is the first year in which the Regione Lombardia is partnering with the Italy America Chamber of Commerce - Texas.

The Regione Lombardia is one of Italy's "regions," like their version of a state. Its capital is Milan, and it is located in the Central Northern part of Italy, bordering the Swiss Alps. It is also the most populous and richest region of Italy, with more dreams of monetary domination through Italian Expos throughout North America.

With this year's expos in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Houston, along with three in Canada, the government of Lombardy is putting major effort into exposing its region's products to North American consumers and distributors in the hopes of bringing home some of our cash.

In conjunction with the expo, several Spec's locations will be offering special tastings of Lombardy products up to this Saturday, May 22, as well as special dinners at Ristorante Cavour (inside Hotel Granduca) and Valentino Restaurant (inside Hotel Derek) from May 17 to 24.

The actual event takes place this Friday through Sunday, May 21 to 23, at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A. Expo guests will be able to sample food and wine from Lombardy as well as other regions of Italy, watch live cooking demonstrations, and be entertained by dance troupes, fashion shows and probably lots of cute Italian men speaking with endearing accents. Check the website for hours and pricing.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.

 

Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.