The Week of Italian Cuisine in the World will be celebrated in Australia with a special evening event on December 2, 2021, at the headquarters of the Italian Institute of Culture in Sydney, devoted to tastings of Italian amaro brands. Three institutional partners are collaborating for the occasion: the Italian Institute of Culture, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sydney and the ICE Agency of Sydney, which will inaugurate the Week on November 22 with a cocktail party honoring the excellences of Italian cuisine, at Caffè e Cucina, Sydney CBD.
Amari are the most characteristic expression of Italian liqueurs, typifying the ritual of after-dinner drinks that has these unique and precise features only in Italy. No other country in the world has so many liqueurs whose ancient roots were often linked to religious orders and are scattered along the entire length of the country. There is no region of Italy that does not boast at least one, and it is just this variation among the different drinks that enables many Italians to have a profound bond with “their” amaro. The event will be presented by Federico Malaventa, who will guide the tasting of six different amari, explaining the characteristics, the ingredients, the history and the culture of the amaro in Italy. The tasting will be accompanied by excellent Italian food.
Also in the sphere of the Week, the Institute will present a series of three video-narratives, produced in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Canberra and with the Ponte tra Culture (Bridge between Cultures) Association of Ancona, in which three actors will tell the story of one of the most prestigious wine labels in the world: Chianti Gallo Nero, and of the chance events that led to the birth of two typical foods: Turin’s breadsticks and Genoa’s chickpea pancakes.
The three historical episodes are narrated in English by David Westgate (Chianti Gallo Nero), Giorgios Gavridis (breadsticks) and Harry Dean (pancakes), and the videos are directed by Gianluca Barbadori.
The videos can be viewed on the Institute’s You Tube channel starting November 22.
Per informazioni: www.iicsydney.esteri.it