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NECN’s Jenny Johnson emcees benefit at Louis Boston

Antonio Nunziante, director of marketing and development for the City of Boston, and Jenny Johnson, emcee of the Friday fund-raiser.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff/Globe Staff

Interested in Italian culture? Then Louis Boston was the place to be Friday as the Italian Consulate hosted a well-attended fund-raiser for the creation of an Italian Cultural Center in New England. NECN's Jenny Johnson emceed and guests included Mayor Tom Menino and wife Angela, former John Hancock CEO David D'Alessandro, congressman Mike Capuano and wife Barbara, restaurateur Patrick Lyons and wife Kristina, Colonnade Hotel managing director David Colella, Langham Hotel managing director Serge Denis and wife Jane, the A.R.T.'s Diane Borger, Union Oyster House owner Joe Milano, designer Yolanda Cellucci, Republican congressional hopeful Richard Tisei, and PR principessa Jan Saragoni.