ITA, Italian Embassy celebrate Italian cuisine and wine

BY: Graphic Showbiz
Italian Cuisine Week celebrates Italian food and wine
From left: ITA Director, Alessandro Gerbino; Italy’s Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi; and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku Mantey

Italian cuisine is regarded around the world as one of the best and guests to this year’s Italian Cuisine Week, held recently in Accra, were treated to some of the fine food and wines from the country.

Organised by the Italian Embassy and the Italian Trade Agency, the event, dubbed “Sapori d'Italia” or “Taste of Italy,” came off at the Italian Ambassador’s residence in Accra.

This year’s edition was on the theme “Tradition and perspective of Italian cuisine: The awareness and enhanced appreciation of food sustainability” and saw the Italian and Ghanaian business communities, diplomats, media and music personalities in attendance.

Guests were treated to high quality food and wine laced with great music that kept them excited while they enjoyed an ambiance ideal for networking.

The Italian Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi, said in her remarks that the Italian Cuisine Week is a flagship event to promote the best of the Italian agri-food chain from tradition to innovation.

She added that Italian food and wine reflect the diverse background of Italy and embody the Italian people in the most captivating way.

Italian Trade Ambassador, Alessandro Gerbino, thanked Ghanaians, especially promoters of Italian brands and cuisine in the country, for their trust and support over the years.

“We appreciate very much their help and cooperation. They believe in the potential of Italy and they are bringing Made in Italy to Ghana,” he said. “We are seeing this kind of cooperation in other sectors, and we are grateful to other companies doing same in their various areas of business,” he added.

The Italian Cuisine Week was sponsored by Newco Catering and Logistics, with Imexco Ghana Limited, Say Cheers Ghana, with Africa Wine Club as wine partners.