Georgia hosting showcase of food, talks on sustainability in Italian Cuisine Week

  • The famous Italian chef Carlo Cracco will offer samples of Italian cuisine to visitors of the event and will be hosted in the eastern winemaking region of Kakheti to learn about the history and customs of local wine growing. Photo via Italian embassy to Georgia

Agenda.ge, 16 Nov 2022 - 18:49, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is hosting the Italian Cuisine Week with a series of events including a showcase of signature dishes and a talk on the role of gastronomy in sustainable development, the Italian embassy in Georgia announced on Wednesday.

The diplomatic office said the famous Italian chef Carlo Cracco was scheduled to visit Tbilisi for the first time to offer samples of the country’s cuisine to visitors of the event, while the distinguished guest will also be hosted in the eastern winemaking region of Kakheti and learn about the history and customs of local wine growing.

Italian culinary heritage, traditions and agricultural produce will be presented at what is the seventh edition of the event, with the embassy noting “Italian table culture and sustainable development” would be highlighted in their “special approach of human health and protection of the planet”.

Photo via Italian embassy in Georgia

Those in love with Mediterranean cuisine will then have an opportunity to taste dishes prepared by two Italian chefs at Bazari Orbeliani in downtown Tbilisi between Thursday and Sunday.

Within the week-long event, the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia will on Thursday host a public lecture of Andrea Pioneri, professor at the Pollenzo University of Gastronomic Sciences, who will talk about the importance of gastronomic knowledge for sustainable development.

The Italian Cuisine Week will be crowned with a macaron handicrafts competition, organised by the Tbilisi committee of the Dante Alighieri Society, with the highest-placed participants receiving special gifts.

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