International Day of Italian Cuisines

IDIC 2011: The Launch of the IDIC in New York City (Photo Gallery)


International Day of Italian Cuisines

As in previous years, the IDIC 2011 was launched in New York City with a two-day premiere, 12th and 13th January, organised by the Italian Culinary Academy of Manhattan, directed by Cesare Casella, leader of itchefs-GVCI in the USA with a dense programme of events.


Gala Dinner


International Cuisine Worldwide Awards


Master Class by Massimiliano Alajmo


The Launch of the IDIC in New York

The dense programme of events for this IDIC 2011 included workshops on typical Italian products and a press conference in which pesto was prepared by Andrea Della Gatta, President of the Consortium of Genoese Pesto. During the launch, there was a hook up with Genoa, where another press conference was presenting the event organised by the Region of Liguria and its agricultural assessor, Giovanni Barbagallo, with the presence of Gino Razzano, the chef of a Monte-Carlo-registered yacht, in representation of the itchefs-GVCI network. Amongst the events of the pre-premiere in the Big Apple, Paolo Monti, executive chef of the Gaia Group of Hong Kong, furnished an exquisite lunch for the launch of the Programme of Traceability and High Quality for Italian Extravirgin Olive Oil promoted by the National Consortium of Olive Farmers.


Chef Andrea Della Gatta, president of Consorzio Pesto Genovese, prepares the authentic pesto


Industry Workshop


Traceability and High Quality of Italian Extravirgin Olive Oil - The presentation of the CNO Program- Paolo Monti’s Luncheon


Pesto World Championship