Taste of Italia

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Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 6 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner
Location: Toscana Country Club
76009 Via Club Villa, Indian Wells, CA 92210

Featuring Antonia Lofaso, celebrity chef, television personality, restaurateur, and cookbook author, and Alain Redelsperger, executive chef Toscana Country Club.

 Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Experience the vibrant culinary landscape of Italy, where every dish has a story and old traditions are celebrated next to new voices.  Start your evening with a cocktail reception followed by a remarkable four-course dinner paired with exceptional wines that are sure to capture the heart and soul of this country.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of the James Beard Foundation and Coachella Valley’s FIND Food Bank. Each seat sold will feed 35 people, and our goal is to feed 1,000 people through FIND Food Bank’s assistance program. Help us help others by dining tonight.


Feuille de Brick-wrapped Wild Shrimp
Ahi Tuna Lollipop
Crispy Squash Blossoms
Ruffino Prosecco, NV

Cavatelli, Steamed Clams,
Sweet Peas, Pecorino, Tendrils
Ruffino 2017 “Il Ducale” Pinot Grigio, Friuli

Roasted Lamb Loin,
Creamed Fregola, Currants, Cavalo Nero
Ruffino 2015 “Il Ducale” Rosso Toscana, Tuscany

Hazelnut and Dark Chocolate Soufflé with a side of Amaretto Crème Anglaise
Ruffino 2017 Moscato d’Asti, Piedmont

Wine courtesy of


Menu Subject To Change