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The USA Pavilion offers a rich and varied selection of engaging, educational, and delicious programs before, during and after Expo. Here's a snapshot of what you’d find:

James Beard American Restaurant

James Beard American Restaurant

Located in the heart of central Milan, atop the landmark Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the James Beard American Restaurant at Seven Stars Galleria provides a showcase for great chefs, products, ingredients, beverages, and other American gastronomic delights. See the current schedule of chefs and directions on how to make reservations.

Throughout the six months of Milan Expo 2015, visiting guest chefs from across America prepare special five-course, regional, prix-fixe menus to celebrate the finest ingredients and cuisine from the United States. Sundays feature American brunch throughout the day. In addition, famous Italian chefs interpret American cuisine from time to time. It’s a full and delicious schedule; make your reservations early.

Special tastings, receptions, demonstrations, and other cultural events are held at the USA Pavilion to showcase American cuisine.

To reserve and purchase your seat today at the James Beard American Restaurant in Milan, please visit our Schedule for a list of Chefs and dates they will be cooking. To stay informed about events at the USA Pavilion, sign up for our newsletter (above) and follow us on social media.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

From May to October 2015, some of America's best and brightest students are currently representing our nation as on-the-ground ambassadors for the USA Pavilion at the ongoing world's fair in Milan, Italy. This impressive group of 120 American college students, selected from more than 1,000 applicants, shares our unique vision for “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet.”

Click here for more information on the Student Ambassador Program.

Culinary and Food Programs

Culinary and Food Programs

Throughout the six months of the fair, the USA Pavilion offers daily activities on the topics encompassed by our theme American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet. Terrace talks on relevant issues are held at 4 p.m. and are open to the public unless otherwise noted. The US Pavilion also hosts events ranging from conferences on global food security to cooking demonstrations and panels on technological innovation in the food system to conversations with top farmers and chefs; we explore various aspects of food, food culture, and the future of our food system. Topics cover a broad and diverse spectrum, including how to manage water resources, the importance of food labeling, healthy school lunch, traditional American cooking, and how we can create a burger that's better for our health and better for our environment.

To stay informed about culinary and food programs, sign up for our newsletter (above) and follow us on social media.

Cultural Arts Programs

Cultural Arts Programs

Do you love a good college marching band? A great choir? Renaissance or contemporary art? The USA Pavilion has a range of cultural events that takes advantage of the full force of Expo Milano and everything the city of Milan has to offer.

To stay informed about cultural programs, sign up for our newsletter (above) and follow us on social media.

Food & Tech Innovation Accelerator

Food & Tech Innovation Accelerator

Curated by Atelier Slice and Microsoft, our “Feeding the Accelerator” food and tech program helps put the 2.0 into American food at Expo Milano 2015. Through innovative programs built around a start-up accelerator, teams of entrepreneurs, chefs, artists, academics, and leading industry players interact to create the knowledge, networks, and infrastructure to shape the future of food. Focusing on creating more collaborative business models that bridge global platforms to local initiatives, these programs are designed to connect and challenge all participants. They accelerate innovative start-up businesses to full-fledged operations while creating a deeper integration between food and technology that stretches beyond day-to-day business and beyond the Expo itself.

Teams have been selected to come to Milan to participate in this exciting accelerator program based on an online application and series of interviews. The online application process has now closed.

To stay informed about the food and tech accelerator, sign up for our newsletter (above) and follow us on social media.

Casa America

Casa America

The USA Pavilion has established a cultural center and event space in central Milan for the duration of Expo called Casa America. Located in the historic Palazzo Bovara and adjacent Palazzo Castiglioni on Corso Venezia, in conjunction with the ConfCommercio di Milano, Casa America houses special events, panels, presentations, meetings, and other programs on topics related to Expo Milano produced for the public, partners, the business community, and others. For more information about what is happening, see Schedule.

For information about hosting an event or other program, email events@usapavilion2015.net