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2009



HK$1 MILLION PAID FOR A WHITE TRUFFLE AT THE AUCTION IN ALBA AND HONG KONG

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The famous White Truffle Auction was once again held with simultaneous events in Alba, Italy and Hong Kong at Crown Wine Cellars with an outstanding HK$1 million being paid for the largest truffle which weighed in at 760 grams. 

A consortium lead by Mr Joseph Bae, a local prominent businessman, out-bid a final Italian attempt at HK$900,000 with a successful final bid of HK$1 million to rapturous (Hong Kong!) applause 60 feet under a Shouson Hill mountain in the former secret military bunkers of Little Hong Kong.

The superb 8-course dinner was awash with truffles and was specially created by Michelin rated Italian chef Massimo Camia who flew to Hong Kong especially for the glittering event.  The outstanding vintage Italian wines were generously donated by Mr Fabio Catteneo of AVRI Switzerland, one of the largest European merchants.

A grand total of HK$2.19 million was raised for charity, of which the organizers are proud to state that every cent raised went directly to the following charities: MOTHER´S CHOICE and CHANGING YOUNG LIVES FOUNDATION.
Guests included society favourites, as well as prominent businessmen and women including Ranjan Marwah, Gene Reilly, Jim Thompson, Shirley Chiu, Louis Gave and famous wine makers such as Federico Ceretto and Sergio Barale

The truffle arrived in Hong Kong by air and has been presented to its proud owner, Joseph Bae, by the Grand Master of the Knights of Alba, Mr Alfredo Boratto at a closed dinner and presentation ceremony hosted by the Knights of Alba (Asia).

PHOTO: THE PRINCIPLE TRUFFLE A FEW MINUTES AFTER ITS ARRIVAL AT CROWN WINE CELLARS - SAFELY IN THE HANDS OF THE GRAND MASTER OF THE KNIGHTS OF ALBA, MR ALFREDO BORATTO

 

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SALUMERIA ROSI CELEBRATES ITS 1st BIRTHDAY

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Salumeria Rosi is a small, neighborhood salumi shop and restaurant. The Salumeria is located in New York City's Upper West Side and offers a wide variety of traditional Italian cured meats to be enjoyed on the spot or taken to go.

The Rosi family has produced high-quality salumi in Italy for generations. They are as passionate about pork as they are tradition. One year ago they teamed up with Chef Cesare Casella - Italian chef per eccellenza - to create a special menu of prepared-foods and dishes, typically found in salumerie across Italy. Now, a year has passed since they opened its doors. Happy 1st Birthday!!!

 

DOLCEVI: THE ITALIAN MADE DESSERT WINES TRADE SHOW

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Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of November 2009 at Bassano del Grappa, in the province of Vicenza, Italian made dessert wines will be the center stage of DolceVi, a trade show and exhibition that will take place at Palazzo Bonaguro.

In addition to wine and food professionals, the event is open to the general public. The show offers the opportunity to get to know and taste some of the best Italian produced dessert wines, paired with sweet specialties and traditional products from the Veneto region. Conventions and laboratori del gusto (taste laboratories) will complete the event, discussing the status of these types of wine and how to pair them successfully.

High quality and competitive prices are the key to success for dessert wines. Producers, journalists and marketing professionals will analyze the market perspectives for these types of wine at the important Fall 2009 meeting.

 

THE ITALIAN CUISINE ASIA SUMMIT IN THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

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CHINA - people are still talking about the Italian Cuisine Asia Summit. The South China Morning Post has covered the event and published the article "Master chefs keep Italy on the culinary map" together with a video on the Summit.










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TAGLIATELLE AL RAGÙ BOLOGNESE, THE OFFICIAL DISH OF THE IDIC 2010

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The dish of the next International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC) will be Tagliatelle al ragù alla bolognese.  Hundreds of Italian chefs around the world will repeat on January 10th 2010 the ola of the last two years, when the dishes to be celebrated and protected were Carbonara and Risotto alla Milanese. The announcement was made during the last Italian Cuisine Asia Summit, during the Industry Workshop on “Italian Cuisine in Asia: the next 20 years”. Tagliatelle al ragù, originally and icon of the city of Bologna and its surroundings, is by now one of the most popular dishes of Italian Cuisine and therefore the most counterfeited around the world. “We want to let Italian food lovers all around the world know how to cook and enjoy a quality authentic tagliatelle al ragù which, in the majority of the cases, has nothing to do with the awful, wrongly called ´bolognaise sauces`”, says Bali based GVCI’s President Mario Caramella. The International Day of Italian Cuisines is born out of the mission of both educating worldwide consumers to enjoy authentic and quality Italian cuisine and protecting their right to get what they pay for when going to eateries labelled as “Italian”. Organized by itchefs-gvci.com the International Day of Italian Cuisines promises to be an exciting and successful world wide event, as the last two editions were.

 
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