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The world summit of Italian cuisine brought together the best chefs



During the 15th edition of the award, Piero Ricotti presents the 2021 award for the best Italian company in the UAE to Andrea Di Giuseppe, CEO of Trend Middle East Dubai

Published: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:44 PM

Last update: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:46 PM

Italian cuisine is famous for its hugely diverse set of recipes, cooking techniques, and multi-generational traditions. To celebrate this rich and diverse cuisine, the 12th edition of the World Italian Food Summit was launched with a gala dinner on November 6 at the Mandarin Hotel. The event was held under the theme of “Sustainable food”. The event was coordinated by Rosario Scarpato, with the collaboration of the Italian Office of Industry and Commerce in the UAE.

The event invited 190 selected guests, including the most important Italian institutional representatives and 50 of the most important distributors and chefs of Dubai, who came to attend the memorable event of the launch of the World Summit.

The evening was dedicated to bergamot, which the Reggio Calabria Chamber of Commerce promotes around the world. Bergamot, whose origins have been known since the year 1570, is a rare fruit grown in Calabria, exclusively present along the 100 km of coast of the Ionian Sea. It is used in the confectionery industry and in particular, in the composition of perfumes with essential oil extraction. In recent years, it has been discovered that this fruit is also used as a fresh fruit, with important properties for health as well as in pharmacology.

The most exciting moment was the traditional annual ceremony organized by the Italian Office of Industry and Commerce in the UAE to reward the Italian company that stood out in the UAE in 2021. Piero Ricotti, former president of the Italian Office of Industry and Commerce in the United Arab Emirates, awarded the leading company in the world for mosaics ‘Trend Middle East Dubai’. The precious plaque was presented to CEO Andrea Di Giuseppe.

Some of the most important Summit events to report include:

November 7

CIRCULAR FOOD ECONOMY: THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD — Voices of industry and experts from around the world and the UAE

SPEAKERS:

Heinz Beck3-star Michelin chef, circular gastronomy evangelist;

Atoul Chorpafounder of Freshontable UAE;

Paulo Corvo, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo (Italy);

Enrico Derflinger, President EUROTOQUES International, Brussels;

Jelena Lef AvraisFounder of Greenfootprint UAE;

Announcement Naim MaadCEO Gates Hospitality UAE;

Marxiano Melotti, Environmental sociologist, Cusano University (Rome) – Italy;

Sebastien Nohse, Hilton UAE Senior Culinary Director;

Amani KhouchoueSenior Manager of Let’s Organic Dubai.

November 8

CIAO BELLA! WORLD’S FIRST DINING AND ART EXPERIENCE ON NFT (NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS) Bella Restaurant & Lounge. The Guest Master Chefs of the evening:

HEINZ BECKThe Pergola – Waldorf Astoria, Rome

MAX MASCIASan Domenico, Imola

MARCO BOTTEGAAminta, Genazzano (Rome)

RECEPTION MANAGER:

ALESSANDRO MICELI, Bella Restaurant and Lounge

ROOTS AND FUTURE OF SICILIAN CUISINE WITH PIETRO D’AGOSTINO*

TrattoriaMadinat Jumeirah

A contemporary Sicilian master chef, Pietro D’Agostino (La Capinera – Taormina) performed for four nights at Madinat Jumeirah’s most beloved Italian restaurant.

November 9

THE ITALIAN WINE CRYPTOBANK IN

CAPITAL CLUB

Capital Club Dubai

A special evening, with the partnership of Italian Wine Crypto Bank, dedicated to fine Italian drinks and crypto.

November 10

DUBAI’S BEST ITALIAN CHEFS AT EXPO 2020 Dubai. This initiative was carried out in collaboration with Cibus and with their culinary space within Expo 2020 Dubai, M-Eating – Italy. It was launched on November 10, during the Summit, and will last until the end of Expo Dubai 2020.

Masterclasses will be organized by the chefs on specific days each week from November 2021 to March 2022

A TRIBUTE TO VENICE: THE SUMMIT LAUNCHES A UNIQUE DRINK CELEBRATING THE DUBAI SKYLINE

DIFC Porte 32 – Le Terrazze

In the name of the sustainability of the sea, the Summit celebrated the ideal pairing between Dubai and Venice, during Expo 2020 Dubai. Guest master chefs of the night: Gianni Tabarini, Sara Preceruti.

THE NIGHT OF SUSTAINABILITY

Capital Club Dubai — The terrace on the other floor

Three Michelin Star Chef Pasquale Palamaro, Paolo Gramaglia Sara Preceruti have proven that sustainable ingredients, cooking practices and cooking make the dishes they create even more delicious.

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