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First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World (21st to 27th November 2016)



First Week of Italian Cuisine in the World (21st to 27th November 2016)


A week of fine Italian food and dining in Cyprus (and all over the world)

Cyprus will be among the over 100 countries where, from the 21st to the 27th of November 2016, the 1st Week of Italian Cuisine in the World will be celebrated: an initiative of the Italian Government to promote the excellence of Italian wines and food abroad which will feature 1.300 events in every continent under the title The Extraordinary Italian Taste.

The Italian Embassy in Nicosia has called upon restaurants and organizations who are particularly committed to Italian fine dining – with a high quality standard and a rigorous selection of ingredients – to organize special gastronomic and educational events about the Italian culinary tradition.

A particularly rich program is being organized by Isolani Pizza Bar in Nicosia, which features an evening of Umbrian delicacies entitled “Osteria Italia” (Monday 21st) and a “Sardinian Deluxe Sunday Lunch” (Sunday 27th) with the award-winning Sardinian Chef Franco Podda from the Restaurant “Santa Rughe” in Gavoi (Nuoro), who will bring special ingredients directly from his hometown (Mr Podda will also hold a masterclass for students at the C’ Technical School of Limassol). Tickets to both gastronomic events can be purchased directly at the Italian Embassy.

Isolani is also organizing a wine tasting event (in partnership with Enoteca italiana), fresh pasta and tiramisu lessons, and a pizza workshop for children.

La Maison du Vin is preparing “gourmet Italian wine dinner” at the Four Seasons Hotel – Vivaldi Restaurant in Limassol on Monday 21st, with selected Italian wines to accompany each course.

Bar Italia in Nicosia will feature “Classici Sapori Italiani”, a menu of all-time favorite classic Italian dishes, Saturday 26th.

The week will also include cultural events with a gastronomical component. Monday 21st the University of Cyprus will screen a classic Italian movie about food, “L’Abbuffata”, while Thursday 24th the Italian Embassy, in partnership with the Province of Rovigo and the Rotary Clubs of Nicosia (Aspelia and Ledra) will treat guests to finger food and wines from the Veneto region following the first screening outside Italy of “On the footsteps of the Venetian: traces of Venice in Cyprus”, a newly filmed documentary on the Venetian heritage in Cyprus .
For further details, please consult the attached program of the 1st Week of Italian Cuisine in Cyprus as well as the flyers of the events organized by participating organizations.

Nicosia, 11th November 2016