Dubai to host Italian cuisine summit
Dubai, October 6, 2013
Dubai is set to host an Italian food, drink and lifestyle event from November 7.
The fifth edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit will be held in some of Dubai’s most prestigious Italian restaurants, said a statement.
It comprises top Italian restaurants such as Bice, Bice Mare, Casa Mia, Bussola, Cavalli Club, Ronda Locatelli, L’Olivo, Positano, Roberto’s, Rococo’, Certo, Sicilia and VU’s.
“These restaurants all have extremely talented chefs who are the very best promoters of Italian cuisine globally,” said Rosario Scarpato, original creator and current director of the Summit.
“They will host 15 Italian guest master chefs with a total of more than 25 Michelin stars. There will be a further 10 Italian guest master chefs from prestigious restaurants around the world including New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Buenos Aires.”
Luca Signoretti, head chef at Roberto’s restaurant, Dubai International Financial Centre and culinary supervisor of the summit has been instrumental in bringing the event to the city, said the statement.
Signoretti is also a longstanding member of itchefs-GVCI, a big promoter of the event, with a network of more than 2,200 chefs, restaurateurs and culinary professionals across 70 countries.
The Summit has an intense programme of events, including Master Cooking Classes, and the attendance of acrobatic pizza world champion, Master Gelatai. There will be also three exciting competitions – Best Italian Pizza in the UAE, Pasta World Championship and Lavazza Best Espresso Contest,” said Scarpato.
“Almost all master chefs coming from Italy will include a white truffle-based dish on his or her menu. November is the best month for white truffles in Italy – possibly the most sophisticated ingredient in Italian cuisine,” he said.
“The objective of this summit is to present the quality and variety of Italian cuisine. We are targeting the event to all those who love their food, are selective in what they eat and like to enjoy a quality lifestyle. The summit is also a celebration of Dubai, which is set to become a gastronomy world capital,” added Scarpato. - TradeArabia News Service