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Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo 2017

Date:

10/31/2017


Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo 2017

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List of events, coordinated or organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles on the occasion of the second World Week of Italian Cuisine

PREPARATORY EVENTS


03.05.2017-08.05.2017
- Olive Oil Workshop - on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Filippo Berio’s company - to illustrate olive oil characteristics and various uses. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) and Lingua Viva;

05.05.2017 - “Food for Soul” project presentation by Chef Massimo Bottura at the LA Food Bowl wine and food festival. Sponsored by the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT);

08.05.2017 - Event in support of the #pizzaUNESCO Campaign for the inclusion of the Art of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli (pizza-makers) in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, held at Drago Centro Restaurant in collaboration with the Fondazione UniVerde, whose President, Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, was also present at the event;

28.09.2017 - An evening dedicated to “Pirandello’s Sicily”, organized by the IIC and ENIT -Tours through Sicilian literature, food and wine;

13.10.2017 - Tu vuo’ fa’ il Napoletano - Facce da Pizza. Event in support of the #pizzaUNESCO Campaign, organized by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN), Dress in Dreams and Marta De Laurentiis Productions;

03.11.2017 - Opening of the new Eataly’s location in Los Angeles (Westfield Center in Century City);

04.11.2017 - Cooking Class of DOP e IGP ingredients, organized by the IIC and Lingua Viva, with chef and blogger Ale Gambini, author of the book "A Queen in the Kitchen”;

06.11.2017 - Wine class at IIC focused on wines from Tuscany, with expert sommelier Giammario Villa, organized by the IIC and Lingua Viva, in collaboration with Vinomatica;


SECOND ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD WEEK EVENTS


13.11.2017
- Opening of the World Week of Italian Cuisine at Vincenti’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. Event organized with the Italian Academy of Cuisine (AIC);

13.11.2017-19.11.2017 - Wine Tasting in L.A. Italian wine and food tasting events at Il Fornaio (Beverly Hills), Obicà, Vincenti, Marino, and Pecorino restaurants. Coordinated by AIC;

13.11.2017-19.11.2017 – “Truffle on your table”. Specialtruffle-based menus at Drago Centro and Via Alloro restaurants in support of typical truffle productions areas of Central Italy affected by recent earthquakes. Coordinated by AIC;

13.11.2017-19.11.2017 - Pizza in the West. Promotional activities at various pizza places located on the West Coast. Organized by Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West (IACCW) with the participation of certified AVPN (autenthic Neapolitan) Pizzerias in support of the #pizzaUNESCO candidacy;

13.11.2017-19.11.2017 - A reproduction of a typical Italian open- air market with tastings & sale of Italian food products. Organized in collaboration with Eataly;

13.11.2017-19.11.2017 - Italian regional cuisine and quality wines in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Master classes and events promoting Italian regional cuisine, typical products, wine and pizza at: “Ferraro’s Italian Restaurants & Wine Bar” in Las Vegas, “Osteria d’Assisi” of Santa Fe and “Trattoria d'Amico” of Phoenix - Initiatives coordinated by the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles;

14.11.2017 - Screening at IIC of a documentary film “Pizza... and Art of Living” by Matteo Troncone, devoted to Neapolitan culinary art and lifestyle (pizza tasting will follow) in support of the #pizzaUNESCO campaign. Introduction by the Consul General. Event organized by IIC and ENIT Tourist Agency;

15.11.2017 - Presentation of the book “Bread, Love and Dreams, The Taste of Italian Cinema” by Laura Delli Colli, journalist, writer and Artistic Director of Cinema Italian Style Film Festival. The book illustrates the interaction between food and cinema, from post WWII era to present age. Event organized by IIC in collaboration with Luce-Cinecittà;

16.11.2017-26.01.2018 – “Cinema and Food:” photographic exhibition on the cinematic representation of Italian food habits in the 20th century. The exhibition will be inaugurated at the official opening of Cinema Italian Style. Event organized by IIC in collaboration with Luce-Cinecittà, Rome Center for Cinematography and Cineteca Nazionale;

16.11.2017 - Starred chef Leandro Luppi creates a special menu at Hotel Mister C on the occasion of the Cinema Italia Style Gala Dinner. Event coordinated by ICE Trade Agency;

17.11.2017 - Reception for the World Week of Italian Cuisine and Cinema Italian Style. High Quality Italian food and wines will celebrate the interaction between cinema and cuisine. Starred chef Leandro Luppi will create an exceptional menu, in collaboration with Fratelli Drago, renowned Los Angeles based family of Sicilian restaurateurs -. The event will be organized at the Official Residence of the Consul General, in collaboration with Alitalia (official carrier of the World Week of Italian Cuisine in Los Angeles), AIC, Vini D’Aquino, Vini Veneto Hills, Birra Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Mozzarella Guys, The Truffle Hunter Umberto Ferri, Acqua Ferrarelle, Caffè Pasquini;

18.11.2017 – “Pizza from A to Z”. Event in support of #pizzaUNESCO candidacy, organized in collaboration with Peppe Miele, President (for USA/Canada/Central America) of the Authentic Neapolitan Pizza Association (AVPN )and AIC.


POST EVENTS


20.11.2017 – “When pizza meets high- class cuisine. Tasting panel in support of #pizzaUNESCO candidacy, focused on the evolution of pizza into a gourmet product. Organized by IACCW with the participation of Enzo Coccia, famous pizzaiolo of the award-winning Neapolitan pizzeria “La Notizia”;

20.12.2017 – The “Boy with Basket of Fruit” by Caravaggio will arrive in Los Angeles from Italy to be exhibited at the Getty Museum, thanks to Rome’s Galleria Borghese. His refreshing and healthy fruits, the final crowning of every Italian meal, will ideally conclude the Second World Week of Italian Cuisine



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RESTAURANTS THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE WORLD WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE 2017 

LOS ANGELES

LAS VEGAS

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PHOENIX

 

PRESS RELEASE - CUISINE OF THE STARS: FROM ITALY TO HOLLYWOOD - PROMOTED BY THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN LOS ANGELES, THE SECOND WORLD WEEK OF ITALIAN CUISINE (NOVEMBER 13-19) FEATURES AMONG THE MOVIE STARS THE CREATIONS OF STARRED CHEF LEANDRO LUPPI IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE CAMPAIGN OF THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND OF AGRICULTURE TO SUPPORT ITALIAN CULINARY EXCELLENCE





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