The Casino at Lakemont Park
on Friday, February 16, 2024
from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s, get struck by cupid’s arrow at an enchanting evening of passion and philanthropy. Enjoy a gourmet Italian dinner crafted by the acclaimed chefs of the Casino, a selection of exceptional Italian wines from DellaVino Imports Warehouse, and live music from classically trained singer, Brandis Ajay, and “The Frank Sinatra Show” by Rich DeSimone.
From Italy With Love will be a sophisticated evening of wine tasting and fine dining. The culinary journey will transport your taste buds to the heart of Italy. Each of the five courses is a declaration of love, carefully paired with complementary Italian wines. Let the romance of Italy infuse your evening as you embark on a journey through its renowned wine regions. Our sommeliers will guide you through a selection of exceptional Italian wines, enhancing your appreciation of the different characteristics of each wine, what to look for when tasting wine, and what elements to consider when pairing a wine with food. Enjoy the evening of food and wine with two live musical acts that mirror the passion and diversity of Italy's rich cultural heritage, adding a layer of enchantment to your dining experience. Brandis Ajay will return as a featured singer performing beautiful classic Italian songs as guests enter the event Rich DeSimone will end the evening on a high note and sing an array of memorable hits from the legendary Italian crooner, Frank Sinatra, in his “Frank Sinatra Show.”
Guests are also invited to bid on an array of wonderful items featured in an extensive silent auction. Guests will also have to opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a unique basket of curated wines. Hosted by the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, this fundraiser benefits our exceptional programs, numerous changing exhibitions, and award-winning educational experiences.
Don’t want to part with a cherished item? Or don’t have time to assemble a basket yourself? Now you can donate the funds and SAMA staff and volunteers will do the legwork for you!
Your name will be listed as the donor (unless otherwise requested) and will be witness to an anticipated record turnout of your appreciation of creativity and artistic excellence and the crucial role they play in sustaining an inventive and energized community.