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Expo Milano: Construction Update and Dining Previews

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

April 13, 2015


The future USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

With less than three weeks to go before the first food-focused world's fair begins its six-month run in Milan, the JBF-produced USA Pavilion is coming into sharper focus each day. As seen in the above photo, our construction team has just completed the structure's western facade, emblazoned with USA Pavilion's official logo.

Team USA Pavilion has also announced their plan to open the James Beard American Restaurant at Milan's Seven Stars Galleria. Modeled on the James Beard House in New York City, the restaurant will serve as the hub of the pavilion's culinary programming, and will feature a rotating lineup of acclaimed American chefs, ingredients, and artisans. Visitors can also expect live jazz, gospel, and other entertainment on site, as well as one of our favorite gastronomic pastimes: Sunday brunch, available throughout the day in true American fashion.

Elsewhere in Expo Milano, a pop-up dining hall, led by Italian chef Massimo Bottura, will serve meals made with excess food from the fair's dining operations. The project, which resembles Dan Barber's recent wastED series at Blue Hill, seeks to highlight the global epidemic of food waste and Expo Milano's overarching themes of sustainability and food security. Read more over at the New York Times.

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