PaperCity Houston: Famed Songman Returns to Houston to Celebrate His Heritage in a Mansion Fit for Rome

Unobtrusively tucked away on a tree-shrouded street in Houston’s Museum District, the Italian Cultural and Community Center has been quietly promoting the country’s rich heritage since its formation in 1976. Contrarily, there was nothing quiet or subtle about the delightful bash celebrating an upcoming fundraiser for ICCC. Think fabulous Italian food, Vespas and a beloved crooner of Italian Heritage.

Let’s start with the site of the party. The uber contemporary home of Tina and Dan Silvestri, CEO and president of Silvestri Investments, welcomed close to 200 guests, who despite the valet parking mess along Memorial Drive, arrived ready to party. Setting the mood was a massive cutout of Rome’s Colosseum in the foyer and two electric scooters, which were offered in that evening’s silent auction.

The open plan and soaring ceilings of the vast dwelling accommodated the moveable feast that included tempting tastings from B.B. Italia, Ciro’s, Fresco Café Italiano, Roma, Palazzo’s,  Baratti & Milano and Masseria Maccarone. Read More.