2018 is the Year of Italian Food in the World and Emilia-Romagna, the culinary cradle of Italy, presents itself in a big event in New York City.
On February 22nd16 sellers from the Emilia-Romagna Region and 30 buyers from USA will meet in a 2-hours workshop (from 4pm to 6pm) in the seat of the Italian Government Tourist Board (ENIT). Then, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm, at the Consulate General of Italy in New York, a talkshow will take place to present the main initiatives on schedule for the Year of Food in Italy and specifically in Emilia-Romagna, such as AlMèni, Festa Artusiana, Lambrusco Wine Competition, Parma Ham Festival, Tartufesta and all the events gathered under the Wine Food Festival of Emilia-Romagna.
The event, for media, trade and opinion leaders upon invitation, will be attended by the Tourism Councilor for the Emilia Romagna Region Andrea Corsini, by the Presidents of the new Regional Tourist Destinations (Natalia Maramotti for Destinazione Emilia, Andrea Gnassi for Destinazione Romagna, Matteo Lepore for Destinazione Bologna Metropolitana) and Representatives of Regional Agriculture Department, along with two great ambassadors of Made in Italy in the world: the Eataly Fouder Oscar Farinetti and the Three-Michelin-Stars Chef Massimo Bottura, that in 2017 also ranked 2nd in the world and 1st among European Chefs at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
Moderator is Francine Segan, one of America’s foremost experts on Italian cuisine, that during the evening will also present the new video Traveling along the Via Emilia with Francine Segan.
At the end of the talkshow a cooking show by a sfoglina (handmade pasta maker) will take place, followed by a buffet dinner with typical Emilia-Romagna’s products.
But why Emilia-Romagna is considered Italy’s greatest gastronomic treasure?
Emilia-Romagna offers a veritable gastronomic journey through cheese, meat, pasta, wine and all the products that represent the Italian culinary tradition. Guests can embark on a trip through the picturesque countryside and art cities of the region along the ancient Roman Road Via Emilia, to sample every culinary delight.
Let’s take a deeper look at the food universe of Emilia-Romagna:
44 DOP and IGP products;
33 DOP and IGP wines;
15 Slow Food Presidia;
21 Michelin-stars restaurants (one with 3 stars, two with 2 stars and eighteen with 1 star);
33 Bib Gourmand restaurants, the Michelin quality restaurants under 35€;
the first (since 2016) UNESCO City of Gastronomy in Italy, Parma, very heart of the Food Valley;
25 Museums of Taste that tell the story, the production process and many curiosities about Emilia-Romagna’s most typical and famous foods: Parmigiano Reggiano, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, Parma ham, Fossa Cheese, Cervia Sweet Salt, Brisighella Oil, CasteldelRio Chestnut, Comacchio Eel, Lambrusco Wine…but also honey, potatoes, tomatoes and fruits.
Among these special museums there are also Casa Artusi in Forlimpopoli, the very first centre of gastronomic culture devoted to Italian home cookery, and the Regional Winery in Dozza, an oenological library that pays homage to the reds and whites of Emilia-Romagna.
Come and take a food journey along the Via Emilia.
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