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Week of Italian Cuisine: a major event was held in Lima to celebrate Italian premium food and wine​

​On the occasion of the 4th Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Lima, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the ICE – Italian Agency for Foreign Trade, organized a series of initiatives aimed at spreading the culture of taste, at emphasizing how important it is to educate people to eat healthy food and at making Italian food and wine known in a Country that, in recent years, has not only been the protagonist of a fast-paced economic growth but has also also become a top competitor on the international culinary scene.

On the evening of 20 November last, at the Italian Residence, a significant event was held – organized in collaboration with the Chianti Consortium and with the support of numerous sponsors. The event was dedicated to the promotion of Italian products, in particular Tuscan products, and to the enhancement of one of the great brands of the Italian wine culture, the Chianti. More than seven hundred guests were present who were given the opportunity to find out more about the Chianti area, characterized by its celebrated winemaking tradition, and to taste a selection of premium quality Italian products.

The initiative, which was very successful, was attended by many leading authorities of the Country, thus testifying to the appreciation in Peru for Italian foods and wines. Present among the guests were the Minister for Foreign Affairs Gustavo Adolfo Meza-Cuadra and Deputy Foreign Minister Jaime Pomareda, senior representatives of the Government, select members of the local diplomatic corps, journalists, importers, entrepreneurs and representatives of the world of culture.

In their welcome speeches, Ambassador Giancarlo Curcio and Foreign Minister Meza Cuadra took the opportunity to highlight the close ties between the two Countries, increasingly set on a path towards a strategic association also in the food and wine sector, and they emphasized Italy’s central position as a point of reference in culinary art in the world. In particular, it was emphasized that Chianti, the result of an ancient and longstanding tradition combined with modern entrepreneurial skills, represents a brilliant example of what is recognized as the unique added value that is typical of Italian culture and gastronomy.

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