The annual ‘World Italian Food Week’ is in full swing and we are excited for everything this week has in store for us. Now in its 7th edition, this initiative has been developed by Italian embassies and consulates around the world to promote Italian culinary traditions, gastronomy and wine connoisseurs who are an integral part of Italian identity and culture.
This year’s “Global Italian Food Week” in Nigeria will take place from November 14-20, 2022 with a rich program of events including themed menus, gala dinners, seminars, food and wine tastings. wines.
We have even more exciting news!! Besides the participation of two Italian chefs, we would also be joined by *Drumrolls*…Tracy Eboigbodin!! Tracy is a young Nigerian diaspora in Italy who has established herself in Italian haute cuisine and won the famous cooking show: MasterChef Italia.
His success story is one to be proud of. Tracy will visit 3 cities in Nigeria: Abuja, Benin City and Lagos to celebrate “Italian Food Week Worldwide”. It will certainly be a week full of activities, so let us present the program for the week.
The launch of the Italian Food Week in Nigeria took place in Abuja at the Fraser Suite Hotel on November 11th. On the occasion of the first stage of the Italian Food Week in Nigeria, the Italian Embassy wished to engage in an open and in-depth dialogue on the past and the future of food, with a focus on food security, sustainability and youth employment.
He did so during a roundtable that brought together representatives of Italian institutions and agribusiness with key local players in the development of the food industry in Nigeria, such as Dr. Ernest Afolabi Umakhihe the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Stefano Defanti, an entrepreneur from the Veneto region, logistics expert, president of Nival Group SRL; HE Stefano De LeoItalian Ambassador to the Federal Republic; Lady Pauline TallenHonorable Minister of Women’s Affairs and Social Development; Aminu Suleiman TakumaCoordinator, North Center Regional Office, NIPC; MG NasreddineNasco Group of Companies and many more.
This dialogue focused on the importance of discovering, promoting and sharing different culinary traditions and identities, as well as the fundamental challenges facing the global food system today: how to promote healthy lifestyles, how to protect quality ingredients and products, how to fight climate change and how to empower young people to drive change in the way we produce and consume food. The evening ended on a lighter note with a Gala.
If you are in Abuja from 12th to 18th November, discover the authentic flavors of Italian cuisine at the Frasers Suites hotel restaurant where, for 7 consecutive evenings, 2 Italian chefs from Milan will present a different Italian dinner special menu each evening. by chef Tracy Eboigbodin.
The second stop of the week will be Benin City in Edo State and finally, we will end the week in Lagos City where we will have a special offer at Zaza Lagos Restaurant with a unique Italian dinner hosted personally by Tracy Eboigbodin, l evening cook guest.
The 5-course set menu is offered to the public at NGN 30,000 (excluding drinks)
For more information or RSVP, please contact Christine on +234809 333 8144.
Can’t spill all the tea at once now, can we? Stay with us as we travel through these cities, explore great food and celebrate “Italian Food Week Worldwide” in Nigeria
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