“A Taste of Italy”, sponsored by seven excellent names in Italian food and wine, will usher in March as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“A Taste of Italy”, sponsored by seven excellent names in Italian food and wine, will usher in March as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Culture

Massimo Bottura, S.Pellegrino, Frescobaldi, Masi, Donnafugata, Berlucchi, and Alma unite to take you on a journey through the lands and products of Italy with three unforgettable fine dining ‘experiences’ planned in New York, Washington and Los Angeles

It will start on Monday March 4th 2013 the first event of “A Taste of Italy”, the project included in the program of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Italian Embassy in Washington and by our Consulates in USA. A Taste of Italy by seven excellent names on the Italian food and wine scene – S.Pellegrino, Frescobaldi, Masi, Donnafugata, Berlucchi, Alma and Chef Massimo Bottura – will bring the magical flavors and artfulness of the Italian lifestyle to the United States.

 

A series of three events will be held in three very important American cultural centers – New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles – to celebrate Italian cuisine, with some of the most beloved and renowned products in the world interpreted by one of the most distinguished Italian chef on the international fine dining scene.

 

These representatives of excellence are coming together in the United States for the Year of Italian Culture, bringing their different qualities and heritage to the table – as masterfully reinterpreted by Chef Bottura – for a unique culinary experience that takes us on a journey dedicated to the Italian territories. The dinners tell the tale of the Old Country through its traditional flavors, authentic ingredients and typical Italian taste.

 

The first event will take place in New York on March 4 at the ICC, International Culinary Center, and will be attended by Italian Consul General in New York, Natalia Quintavalle, as well as members of the press and other illustrious personas. The second event will take place in Washington D.C. on

 

March 6 in the elegant setting of Villa Firenze, Residence of the Italian Ambassador to the USA. The master of the house – the Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero – will host outstanding men and women from the public and social services sector. The last of the events will be held on March 10 in Los Angeles – in the exclusive community of Bel Air – where Giuseppe Perrone, the Consul General to Los Angeles, and John and Joan Hotchkis will host important names from the world of food and wine, art and cinema.

 

“The Year of Italian Culture in the United States is an exciting journey of discovery through beauty and creativity. It couldn’t be done without food and wine,” explains Ambassador Bisogniero, who adds: “Our cuisine is an expression of flavors and inherent knowledge, taste and memory, ancient practices with a touch of experimentation. Those who find within themselves the desire to sample different cultures are people of good cultural taste.”


 

The partners

 

 

 

Maremma, from Mugello to the province of Livorno, Marchesi De’ Frescobaldi exercises its passion, experience, ability and love for the territory of Tuscany.

 

 

 

 

 

Public Relations:

Baldo M. Palermo baldo.palermo@donnafugata.it tel. 0039 0923 7242267

Laura Ellwanger pr.international@donnafugata.it te. 0039 0923 724258