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1st Place Vincenzo Perez for his award winning risotto "Cacio e pepe con carciofi e asparagi"
2nd Place Riccardo Fanucci for his "Verde Giugno".  


Risotto World Contest and Official Launch of Risotto International Academy

Itchefs in collaboration with
Boscolo Etoile Academy
Tuscania June 11-12, 2014

Italian chefs from around the world in meet in Tuscania at the prestigious Boscolo Etoile Academy to compete. The jury, presided by Director of Italia a tavola, Alberto Lupini, will choose this year's winning risotto at a special awards ceremony to be held on June 12.

Regulations require strict adherence to traditional methods and include toasting the rice first and slowly adding broth.

Visiting chefs will also take part in the official launch of the Risotto International Academy and hold a workshop for Boscolo students on the challenges and advantages of working in Italian restaurants abroad.

The events in Tuscania are part of the fourth edition of itchefs' Italian Cuisine in the world forum which began in Vico Equense (Naples) on June 8.

Quality rice provided by:


IV Forum - The Program



Poor Pesto got another beating in the Press. This time in the May issue of What’s On UAE on page 69. In it, readers got a glimpse of what Chef John Gomes calls “Italian Pesto.”

Let us just state here for the record that itchefs-GVCI, a group of over 2000 Italian chefs working outside of Italy, does NOT endorse making Pesto with either butter or a hand blender.

Dubai is quickly becoming a vibrant capital of Italian cuisine outside Italy. With over 200 fine Italian restaurants there and an ever-growing interest in promoting authentic and original Italian food, we are optimistic that the Italian Cuisine World Summit being held there in November will offer ample opportunities to spread the good word of traditional Italian recipes!

In case you need a refresher course on Pesto, take a look at this video, and remember Grandma (NOT the diavolina!) when it’s time to make that Pesto the RIGHT way!

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