Maria Osokina, Pietro Rongoni, Guest Master Chef Marco Sacco, Rosario Scarpato, Irina Dashkova (Aromi Italiani Restaurant) and Francesca Vaninni (CNO´s Marketing Manager)
The celebration of the IDIC International Day of Italian Cuisines 2013 started in Moscow, on January 11, with a Preview Gala Dinner at the Restaurant Aromi La Bottega. Hosted by the Chef Patron Pietro Rongoni, the Dinner was prepared by Marco Sacco, from Piccolo Lago Verbania (2 Michelin Stars). The Dinner had as a theme “The importance of Extravirgin Olive oil in haute Italian Cuisine” and was part of the project of Traceability and High Quality of Italian Extravirgin Olive Oil, promoted by CNO – Consorzio Nazionale degli Olivicultori Italiani and featured the special oils made by Terre del Sole (click to see the MENU). Francesca Vannini, CNO Marketing Manager, stressed the importance of the network and of quality Italian Restaurants in the world as a base for the diffusion of Italian Extra Virgin olive oils.
The Dinner was followed by a media presentation of the IDIC activities and by the ceremony of the presentation of the Grana Padano Italian Cuisine Worldwide Award to Alexander Averin, a Moscow based photographer and journalist, who couldn’t travel to New York for the ICWA final ceremony. Dr Giovanni Iannuzzi, Chief of Staff of the Italian Embassy in Moscow, presented the Award to Averin accompanied by Rosario Scarpato, the Director of IDIC 2013. The night was brilliantly conducted by Sergey Ivanov and Maria Osokina.