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Program of the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World



Program of the Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World

Italian Culinary Events
18-24 November

The Embassy of Italy in Nicosia has called upon restaurants, venues and organizations who are particularly committed to the Italian gastronomic tradition to celebrate the Week with special menus, tastings, promotions and educational events.

This year, a vast number of venues all over Cyprus will be participating to the initiative, starting from fine dining and hotel restaurants to trattorias, and from wine bars to gourmet shops:

Nicosia: Ambiance, Bacaro, Bottega Amaro, Cito, Isolani, Kantina, Marzano, Oinotria, Rokoko, The Home Café

Limassol: Caprice, La Boca, Ousia Lounge, Phiale',That’s Amore, Vivaldi, Wine & Business Club Cyprus

Larnaca: Red Pepper, Spaghetteria Italia

Others: Garibaldi (Paphos), Octo Microbrewery (Sotira)

Gastronomic Events with AlphaMega Hypermarkets
18-27 November

The Embassy of Italy continues for second consecutive year the collaboration with AlphaMega Hypermarkets by undertaking the following activities:

  • Italian quality products will be promoted at the AlphaMega Hypermarkets all over Cyprus during the week of Italian Cuisine in the world. All products will bear the mark of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”.

  • The Italian artisan ice cream maker, Lorenza Bernini, owner of the Italian ice cream shop “Lolla Gelato” established in 2016 in Bolsena, Italy, will be offering a demonstration and gelato tasting at AlphaMega Engomi on Wednesday, 27 November between 17:30 -19:30.

  • On Friday, 22 November at 15.00 the Italian chef Gaetano Billeci, owner of the Restaurant Palazzo Branciforte in Palermo (Sicily), will be participating to the afternoon show “Me agapi Christiana” on Alpha TV with a special section dedicated to the Italian cuisine. The chef will continue with a cooking demonstration and food tasting at AlphaMega Engomi at 17.00.

The presence of the Chef is made possible thanks to the Italian Association “Ambasciatori del Gusto”.

Venue: AlphaMega Hypermarkets

Exhibition “The Ancient Fruits in Italy and Cyprus” by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti
25 November - 6 December

The watercolors exhibition by Veronica Hadjiphani Lorenzetti is dedicated to the traditional and historical Italian and Cypriot fruit varieties, described by Giovanni Mariti, an Italian abbot, scientist, traveller and humanist scholar who lived in the 18th century. During his stay in Cyprus he wrote a book about the island.

Mrs. Hadjiphani Lorenzetti is a Cypriot botanical designer who has been living in Italy since 1971. She has exhibited the exhibition in Florence last February, at the Georgofili Academy, a prestigious institution, dating back to 1753.

Inauguration: 25 November at 19.00

Venue: Cultural Centre of Strovolos Municipality

Side Event: Tastings of Italian Gelato by the Artisan Ice-Cream Maker Lorenza Bernini
25-26 November

On the day of the inauguration of the exhibition, Ms. Lorenza Bernini, a young Italian gelato-maker, will prepare artisanal Italian gelato inspired by the fruits portrayed in the works of Mrs. Hadjiphani Lorenzetti. Hours: Monday 25 November at 19:00; Tuesday 26 November at 17:00.

Furthermore, she will deliver a master class on Italian artisanal gelato, its tradition and its preparation techniques, for the students of the “Higher Hotel Institute of Cyprus”.

Venue: Cultural Centre of Strovolos Municipality


Conference and Screening: “Ricette d’Amore”
20 November

Conference on Italian gastronomic cinema and viewing of some clips from the film "Ricette d’Amore". Afterwards, a selection of Italian snacks will be offered.

Venue: Sun Hall Hotel, Larnaca – 18:30

The history of coffee from 1683 to the present day
22 November

Conference on the history of coffee from the siege of Vienna (1683) to the present day. A tasting of traditional Italian regional sweets will follow, served with coffee and Italian dessert wines.

Venue: Dante Alighieri Institute, Nicosia - 17:30

Neapolitan pizza in Italian tradition and culture
24 November

Presentation and screening of short-films on the origin of Neapolitan pizza and its importance in the Italian culinary tradition. Chef and pizza-maker Lucia Grasso will unravel the secrets of the perfect pizza, which she will then prepare with her staff. Pizzas will be paired with a selection of Italian wines.

Venue: House of Arts and Literature, Larnaca – 18:30

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