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Ghana: Week of Italian Cuisine event “Sapori d’Italia – Taste of Italy”

The sixth Week of Italian Cuisine in the World was celebrated in Ghana with the event “Sapori d’Italia – Taste of Italy” organised by the Embassy of Italy in Accra and the local Italian Trade Agency office, to promote the excellence of our wine production and the Italian agri-food chain.

In the presence of Mark Mantey, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, the Italian Ambassador to Ghana Daniela d’Orlandi highlighted the richness and variety of Italy’s food and wine heritage, between tradition and innovation under the banner of food sustainability, and illustrated the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Alessandro Gerbino, Director of the Italian Trade Agency office in Accra, then highlighted Italy’s world leadership in the export of wine and the variety of wine production in the Italian regions.

There followed a tasting of some of the most renowned Italian wines: Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto, Fantinel La Roncaia Fusco, Primitivo Manduria Riserva, and Monte Tondo Amarone della Valpolicella. There was an environmentally sustainable buffet curated by the chef Elia Bulgari, who gave two cooking shows and presented his book of Italian recipes revisited with Ghanaian ingredients. The major importers of Italian wine in Ghana took part in the evening, along with Ghanaian and Italian entrepreneurs and exponents of society and the local institutions.

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