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WEEK OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE AND CULTURE

Date:

11/26/2018


WEEK OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE AND CULTURE

The 2018 “Week of Italian Cuisine around the World” was celebrated also in Bahrain under the brand “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”. Italian culinary tradition is a distinctive character of Italian culture and identity and is widely appreciated throughout the world. In Bahrain there are very good Italian restaurants and people are well aware of the unique quality of our culinary delicacies. The Week of Italian Cuisine aims at promoting the "Made in Italy" agricultural and food industry, as well as enhancing d the Mediterranean Diet, one of the elements that make Italy the healthiest Country in the world. Our aim is also to spread the concepts of improving product quality, promoting environmental sustainability, reducing food wastage and advocating a balanced diet.

On this occasion, the Embassy of Italy, in cooperation with the Capital Club Bahrain, hosted the Italian Michelin Starred Chef Valentino Palmisano, who presented his signature menu on Thursday 22 November for a media lunch and a charity dinner (to support the Autism Society/Bahrain 4 All) and for a second dinner on Friday 23 November. Chef Palmisano also judged a cooking contest by the students of the Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail, hosted by the Capital Club. The winner was awarded a week of training in Italy, offered by the Culinary Academy I.F.S.E. (ITALIAN FOOD STYLE EDUCATION).

In parallel, LuLu Hypermarket – in cooperation with the Embassy and ICE Agency – ran a special promotion week on Italian food products (from 19 to 25 November), with cooking demo (on 19) and cooking competition (on 23 November) organized in cooperation with “Cacio&Pepe” and with the participation of Chef Palmisano. The inauguration of the Italian week in Lulu (Hidd) held on Monday 19 November, showcased top Italian products, food preparation as well as a glimpse of Italian culture, engineering and style.

Along with cuisine and food we also celebrated Italian culture at large. On Sunday 18 November, in cooperation with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, the “Nino Rota Ensemble”, an all women group composed of musicians united by the same passion for music and cinema, performed an amazing concert featuring the most celebrated soundtracks of great Italian and foreign movies. The concert was held at the Cultural Hall in Manama. On Wednesday 21st November, Italian cinema was again under the spotlights, with the screening of the iconic Federico Fellini’s movie “La Dolce Vita”. The event fell within the Black&White Movie Festival organized and hosted at The 7th Wave Performing Arts School in Saar.


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