The World Summit of Italian Cuisine brought together the best chefs
At the 15th edition of the award, Piero Ricotti presenting the 2021 award for the best Italian company in the United Arab Emirates to Andrea Di Giuseppe, CEO of Trend Middle East Dubai
Italian cuisine is famous for its extremely diverse set of recipes, cooking techniques and multigenerational traditions. To celebrate this rich and diverse cuisine, the 12th edition of the World Summit of Italian Cuisine was launched with a gala dinner on November 6 held at the Mandarin Hotel. The event took place under the theme “Sustainable food”. The event was coordinated by Rosario Scarpato, with the collaboration of the Italian Bureau of Industry and Commerce in the United Arab Emirates.
The event invited 190 selected guests, including the most important Italian institutional representatives and 50 of the most important distributors and chefs of Dubai, to attend the memorable event of the launch of the World Summit.
The evening was devoted to bergamot, which the Reggio Calabria Chamber of Commerce promotes worldwide. Bergamot, whose origins are known since the year 1570, is a rare fruit cultivated in Calabria, which can be found exclusively along the 100 km of coastline 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 properties important for health as well as in pharmacology.
The most exciting moment was the traditional annual ceremony organized by the Italian Bureau of Industry and Commerce in the United Arab Emirates to recognize the Italian company which distinguished itself in the United Arab Emirates in 2021. Piero Ricotti, former president from the Italian Bureau of Industry and Commerce in the United Arab Emirates, awarded by the world’s leading company for mosaics “Trend Middle East Dubai”. The precious plaque was presented to CEO Andrea Di Giuseppe.
Among the most important events of the Summit to report are:
CIRCULAR FOOD ECONOMY: THE ROAD TO SUSTAINABLE FOOD – Voices from industry and experts from around the world and the United Arab Emirates
Heinz beck, 3 Michelin star chef, evangelist of circular gastronomy;
Atul Chorpa, founder of Freshontable EAU;
Paulo Corvo, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo (Italy);
Enrico Derflingher, President EUROTOQUES International, Brussels;
Jelena Lef Avrais, founder of Greenfootprint UAE;
Announcement Naim Maad, CEO Gates Hospitality UAE;
Marxiano Melotti, Environmental Sociologist, University of Cusano (Rome) – Italy;
Sebastien nohse, Senior Culinary Director Hilton UAE;
Amani Khouchoué, Senior Director of Let’s Organic Dubai.
CIAO BELLA! THE WORLD’S FIRST DINING AND ART EXPERIENCE ON NFT (NON-FUNGIBLE TOKENS) Bella Restaurant & Lounge. The Master Cooks Guests of the night:
HEINZ BECK, La Pergola – Waldorf Astoria, Rome
MAX MASCIA, San Domenico, Imola
MARCO BOTTEGA, Aminta, Genazzano (Rome)
ALESSANDRO MICELI, Bella Restaurant and Lounge
ROOTS AND FUTURE OF SICILIAN CUISINE WITH PIETRO D’AGOSTINO *
Trattoria, Madinat Jumeirah
Contemporary Sicilian master chef, Pietro D’Agostino (La Capinera – Taormina) performed for four nights at Madinat Jumeirah’s most beloved Italian restaurant.
THE ITALIAN WINE CRYPTO BANK IN
Capital Club Dubai
A special evening, with the partnership of Italian Wine Crypto Bank, dedicated to fine Italian drinks and crypto.
THE BEST ITALIAN CHEFS OF DUBAI 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
TRIBUTE TO VENICE: THE SOMMET LAUNCHES A UNIQUE GLASS TO CELEBRATE DUBAI’S SKYLINE
DIFC Gate 32 – Le Terrazze
In the name of the sustainability of the sea, the Summit celebrated the ideal twinning between Dubai and Venice, at Expo 2020 Dubai. Master cooks guests of the night: Gianni Tabarini, Sara Preceruti.
THE NIGHT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Capital Club Dubai – The terrace of the other story
Three Michelin star chef Pasquale Palamaro, Paolo Gramaglia Sara Preceruti has proven that sustainable ingredients, cooking practices and cooking make the dishes they create even more delicious.