The Italian Studies program at Chapman University has received a $55,000 gift from the De Santis family. The gift establishes the “Frank and Eileen De Santis Family Endowed Scholarship in Italian Studies.” This gift supports students pursuing a minor in Italian Studies at Chapman University. An initial $2,500 is being awarded in academic year 2017-...

Last Saturday the Italian Studies program held the Italian Studies Annual Retreat and Reunion on the Chapman campus. The event, scheduled as part of the University’s broader Homecoming Week celebrations, brought together faculty, alumni, current students and their families. The program included presentations by Italian Studies faculty on their back...

We are pleased to invite you to IALOC’s annual cooking demonstration at Il Barone. We are excited to see the recipes and skills of masterful Chef and Owner Franco Barone. Social Hour to begin at 6:00PM with monthly meeting and cooking demonstration to follow.Space is limited so register quickly. This event is subject to sell-out and will be availab...

Fondazione Italia has now opened its Orange County Italian Language Center offering courses for children and adults on the Chapman University campus. The Italian Studies program is delighted to support the teaching of Italian to the larger Orange community and is excited about the possibilities inherent in this new partnership. Fondazione Italia is...

Il Barone, known for hosting power lunches over elegant plates of fine Italian cuisine, is relocating within Newport Beach. But business executives who’ve grown accustomed to handshake deals inside Il Barone’s bistro should not fret. The restaurant, tucked in MacArthur Square near John Wayne Airport, is moving one mile away to a shuttered Coco’s on...

The future of Italian cuisine has arrived. And while it's nothing short of a revolution in Los Angeles, it's a movement that has mostly evaded Orange County.   It used to be that if you went out for Italian cuisine, you knew what to expect. You knew before you got there exactly what you would be eating: Caprese salad, fried calamari, brusche...

Some artists use a paintbrush and oils to create their art. Franco Minervini uses a block of stone, a chisel, a mallet and a hammer to create his. Minervini, a master carver and sculptor who resides in Marlboro, has been commissioned by various agencies over the years to create stone sculptures.   He was commissioned by the National Cat...

On January 20, 2015, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, over 200 members of the Italian Community, families and organizations joined together to greet the new Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles Antonio Verde, as he begins his four year term of service to the community.   This was his first visit to Orange County and to the Bowers Museu...

by Elisabetta Russo "Bruno Serato is a wonderful helper, he works at a restaurant called the White House." "He is a loving, caring man, who helps people in need. He loves kids and also gives them food." "Bruno Serato is a chef, who cooks the best pasta ever!" "I met him because he helped me and my family." "Bruno Serato cooks spagh...

The Italian American Opera Foundation, that for the past two years has produced the Italian Opera Festival ™ (IOF) in Orange County, has announced today the program for its expanded 2014/2015 season, with a preview concert on October 26th at the Performing Art Center of Soka University, in the marvelous City of Aliso Viejo, and ...