From left: George Banks, Enrico Bartolini, Massimo Lazzerini, Rosario Scarpato
The partnership between Emirates Airline and the International Day of Italian Cuisines 2014 was presented to the media in Milan on Wednesday February 13, 2014. Fabio Lazzerini, Manager Emirates Italy, Rosario Scarpato, Director IDIC 2014 and ITCHEFS-GVCI, and George Banks, Emirates Catering Concept Development Manager welcomed the journalists and explained the aim of the partnership between the most important network of chefs, restaurateurs and culinary professionals working in Italian Cuisine abroad and one of the most successful world airlines. Mr Lazzerini presented in the occasion the New Italian Flavors menu available on the route Milan MXP- New York JFK-Milan MXP. Mr. Banks stressed that Emirates caters many original Italian products and the support of The International Day of Italian Cuisines (IDIC) demonstrates the airline’s special attention to detail and authenticity, which defines its global approach to cuisines.
Rosario Scarpato pointed out that the collaboration with Emirates had already two important moments: the celebration of the Italian Cuisine World Summit 2013 in Dubai and the IDIC in New York - Not by chance the guest of honour of the day was Chef Enrico Bartolini, of restaurant Devero Milan (Two Michelin stars). Bartolini had cooked the Gala Dinner of IDIC 2014 in New York and presented to the media one of the dishes of that evening: Roast Chicken with a sauce of citrus from Amalfi coast. A classic celebration of the Italian Sunday lunch revisited by one of the most talented young Italian Chefs.