America’s beloved queen of Italian cuisine has joined #SOBEWFF once again to celebrate the release of her latest cookbook Giada’s Italy (Clarkson Potter, April 2018). Giada De Laurentiis shares secrets of la bella vita with readers, taking them on a journey of the dishes that have inspired her family traditions for years and giving an intimate look at some of her favorites. At Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach, Giada hosted more than 30 of the nation’s greatest chefs serving up dishes originating from various regions of Italy. Guests enjoyed a feast of the ages, all paired perfectly with Mezza di Mezzacorona’s Italian Glacial Bubbly & estate-grown wines from Mezzacorona’s Trentino vineyards, and refreshing cocktails from Aperol and Campari including the iconic Aperol Spritz and Negroni. The vening ended with a captivating live musical performance by the “All Star,” Multi-Platinum and Grammy nominated group, Smash Mouth, presented by Magic City Casino.