If you can’t get to Italy, well it’s coming to Maine. The Italian Life Expo is bringing a taste of the Old Country to Portland’s Ocean Gateway, June 9-11, 2011. Vintners, food producers, chefs, travel specialists, and artisans from Tuscany, Piemonte, Brescia, Friuli, Emilia-Romagna and other locales will be offering tastings, demonstrations, and educational programs.
The expo, yet another tasty-oriented event in America’s foodiest small town, opens with an evening reception on Thursday, June 9, celebrating the 150th anniversary of a unified Italy. Tickets are $50 and supply is limited. Six sessions over the next two days highlight Italian foods, wines, and travel, along with products and services. Each session costs $35 (or $90 per day).
Tickets are available online. Event proceeds benefit the educational programs at The Spannocchia Foundation and the Institute for Italian Studies