PARTICIPANTS OF SECOND FESTIVAL OF ITALIAN CUISINE IN YEREVAN AWARDED PRIZES
Sep 29, 2011
YEREVAN, September 29. /ARKA/. Ceremony of awarding honored prizes
to the best restaurant-participants of the second festival “Week of
Italian cuisine” in Yerevan took place in the Embassy of Italy in
Armenia on Thursday.
The festival started on September 26 and will last to October 2. It
was organized by the initiative of the Embassy of Italy in Armenia and
the company “Horizon 95”. Twenty restaurants of Yerevan participate
in the festival.
Ambassador of Italy in Armenia Bruno Scapini said that the restaurant
taken the first place in the festival will represent Embassy of Italy
in the World Day of Cook which will the first time be celebrated on
October 20 in Yerevan.
Second and third prizewinners received certificates for obtaining
special Italian products of the company “Andako” and “Products
of Cicily” imported to Armenia in the amount of 200 and 100 euro
Other participants of the festival were awarded certificates of
participation on behalf of the embassy.
Scapini said that while selecting the winners, the jury of the
festival has considered three main criteria – appearance of food,
taste and technical part, i.e. how the cooks used the receipts when
cooking Italian delicacies.
Jury members are: professor of culinary institute Chipriani near
Adria (Venice, North Italy), chef cook Luigi Mandrutsatto, Director
of the Fund “Slow Food” on maintenance of biodiversity and support
of endangered types of products Ruslan Poghosyan and representative
of Italian Embassy in Armenia Pasquale Matseo.
Scapini said that the level of Italian restaurants in Yerevan has
significantly increased, compared to the first festival organized
Professor Mandrutsatto highly appreciated the culinary level of all
the contestants, emphasizing their love towards their work and respect
to Italian culinary.
He said that during the master-classes for the Armenian cooks
(September 22-23) his audience demonstrated not only their love to
the cuisine but also wonderful professional skills.
During the festival gourmets could enjoy dishes typical for such
Italian regions as Veneto, Sicily, Tuscany, Calabria, Sardinia, Lazio,
Campania, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Puglia, Piedmont.
The first time the festival of Italian cuisine took place on March 24,
2007. The visitors and the guests of the event tasted different types
of Italian ice-cream, confectionery , cheese, as well as Italian wine.