ASILM Gala 2012
The 47th Gala Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony of the American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) was held on Friday, December 7, 2012, in the Grand Ballroom of The Pierre Hotel in New York. During the awards ceremony, the following Guests of Honor were honored with the Grand Award of Merit (the highest award of the Society): Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Surgeon-in-Chief at the New York Presbyterian/Cornell Weill Medical Center; Maestro Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian Artist; Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court; and Ambassador Ronald Spogli, Former U.S. Ambassador to Italy.
The gourmet dinner was prepared by Sirio Restaurant under the personal supervision of Sirio Maccioni. The dinner was paired with some of the finest wines that were donated by top Italian producers, all of whom attended the event. They included Marchesi Antinori, Biondi Santi, Casa di Grazia, Ferrari, Folonari Tenute, Planeta, Rocca della Macie and Zonin. Also during the awards ceremony, the producers received an award to mark the excellence of Italian wines in the world.
For more information on the 47th ASILM gala, please visit the Events page.