Celebrate the Dream of Italy TV Series in Washington, DC

Join host Kathy McCabe to celebrate the premiere of the PBS travel series Dream of Italy at a cocktail party at Via Umbria  in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 30th at 5 p.m.

Via Umbria owners Suzy and Bill Menard are rolling out the red carpet in their Georgetown store/event space for a celebration of the television show  and  all things Italian and Umbrian!

Our special guest is Chef Simone Proietti-Pesci, owner and master chef at La Delizie del Borgo in Bevagna. Chef Simone will conduct a cooking demonstration of traditional Umbrian delicacies and of course there will be plenty to taste. Plus, sip on some of  the exquisite vintages of Arnaldo Caprai  and Tenuta Castelbuono and watch clips from the series.

Dream of Italy, the PBS series, is based on the award-winning subscription travel newsletter, Dream of Italy. In the series, McCabe visits six areas of Italy, meeting the colorful locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. The regions covered in the series include Rome, Tuscany, Puglia, Piedmont/Lake Iseo, Naples/The Amalfi Coast and of course, Umbria. (The series has begun airing around the country:  local schedule information.)

The crew of Dream of Italy stayed at Via Umbria’s  La Fattoria del Gelso, while filming the Umbria episode.

To attend the Dream of Italy party, RSVP to Elsa at elsa@viaumbria.com. See you there!