Pasta all’Amatriciana, in its wide variety of forms, is the ID card of the Week of Italian Cuisine in Prague.
The food and wine products of Lazio were the highlight of the event co-organised by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute. The guest star of the evening was Michelin-star-winning chef Lele Usai, who was accompanied by four restaurant owners who work in Prague: Matteo De Carli, Leonardo Di Clemente, Riccardo Lucque and Emanuele Ridi.
The importance of Italian cuisine “as an additional means of promoting our culture in the world” was highlighted by Ambassador Francesco Saverio Nisio. Enrica Onorati, the Councillor for Agriculture of the Regional Council of Lazio, emphasised that the territory of Lazio is at the top of the list in terms of number of traditional products. She said: “Ours is a region that well knows how to combine culture, high-quality food and wine and very high-quality autochthonous productions. This explains our commitment to disseminate and have people appreciate the culture of food by involving the players of the whole supply chain, from producers to end users.” Still as part of the Week of Italian Cuisine, ten Italian restaurants in Prague joined the initiative by offering typical menus of the Italian culinary tradition.