Christmas luncheon December 2012 – Donato’s, Redwood City

Special Guest: Consul General Mauro Battocchi
According to a San Francisco Chronicle article, Consul General Mauro Battocchi is the “driving force” behind the Year of Italian Culture in the Bay Area. We had the immense pleasure of meeting Mr. Battocchi, a  fellow Trentino from Tione, at our Christmas luncheon. As the article points out, he is not your “old school, formal and stuffy” diplomat.  He is “accessible and down to earth. He tweets and blogs, skis, hikes and zooms around town in his Fiat 500 convertible.”

Mauro’s blog is at  It is chock full of very interesting information. Consult the archive to get a quick view of its  contents, including  a  photo of our luncheon at Donato’s.