What: 12th International Risotto Festival. Where: Houston Design Center. The scoop:  It was a picture-perfect afternoon as hundreds of Houstonians stopped by outdoor stations on the expansive Houston Design Center property to sample risotto creations by 13 outstanding Houston chefs, along with a wide array of wines and antipasti selections. Guests...

The Astros were about to play Game 6 of their American League Championship Series against the Yankees when I paid my first visit to Potente. The luxury Italian restaurant, a stately pleasure dome decreed by Astros owner Jim Crane, sits right across the street from Minute Maid Park, and the place was packed. Make that beyond packed. As my friends an...

We couldn’t have been more thrilled when we received the news from Rome last week: Of the 75 Italian Chambers of Commerce throughout the world, the IACC Texas (the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas, headquartered in Houston) is now ranked in the TOP 10! We jumped from number 26 to number 9 in just three years! And what’s more, the IACC Texas...

Friday, November 17, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 pm | Lecture starts at 7:00 pm - Italian Cultural & Community Center - 1101 Milford, Houston, Texas 77006. Visit the ICCC to learn how eating the Italian way can benefit your health! Produced by the Italian Consulate of Houston in coordination with Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo (Week of Ital...

As we reach the end of another year, it is the time when many of us reflect both personally and fiscally. As you sit down to begin making your end-of-year gifts and distributions, please keep the Italian Cultural & Community Center (ICCC) in mind so that we can continue to flourish and grow and share our mission to advance, celebrate and preserve I...

Laura Ronca is one of the leading wine professionals working in Italian wine today. She travels all over the world as an ambassador for the many top brands that she represents. And lucky for us, her travels bring her to Texas every year. We recently caught up with Laura (despite her demanding schedule!) and asked her to share some of her experience...

La XVII edizione della Settimana della Lingua italiana nel Mondo, che quest’anno si terrà dal 16 al 21 ottobre, è una manifestazione che promuove la lingua italiana non solo come strumento di promozione del nostro eccezionale patrimonio culturale ma anche quale straordinario veicolo di comunicazione nel mondo dell’economia e dell’impresa, della sci...

Join us at the ICCC as we celebrate the 17th Week of Italian Language in the World, “l’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema (Italian in the movies and at the movies)” by showcasing Luigi Pirandello and his writing legacy as an Italian novelist, playwright, poet, shorty story writer, and winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for “his alm...

It is with heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of a great lady and friend to the Italian community in Texas, Clara Vick. Clara was one of the only women to ever be “Knighted” by the Italian Government. She received this honor on October 21, 2010, for her efforts to restore and preserve a little chapel in Castro County, Texas. The chapel...

When the president of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, visited the United States in February 2016, he decided to stop in Texas as a testament to the outstanding contribution that the Lone Star State has made and continues to make to the economic, scientific and technological success of the union. During his visit, the president underscored...