Friday, June 12, 2009

Italian Cuisine at its Best: Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Cooking Show

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast invites you to experience Italian cuisine at its best for the June 18 installment of the Italian Cooking Show III from Mia Cucina, Coral Gables, Florida.

For those who cannot make it, is filming the cooking series and will make the shows available on the Italian Cooking channel.

June's Italian cooking show features Lazio style cooking against Trentino Alto Adige style cooking battling for the palates of the guests. Lazio is the region of Italy where Rome is located and Trentino is north of Venice in Italy's Alps.

Guests of the Italian Cooking Show are whisked away on a magical journey through Italy as they enjoy an interactive event allowing them to watch top chefs from local Miami Italian restaurants battle against each other in a culinary cook off. Featuring the regions Lazio & Trentino Alto Adige, the Italian Cooking Show promises to wow its guests with delicious recipes, and sooth their palates with succulent wines.

The Italian Cooking show is presented by Alma Food Imports, Citterio, Consorzio Tutela Grana Padano, and Subzero & Wolf, with Supporting Sponsors: Whole Foods Market Coral Gables, Academia Barilla, Man Adv USA, Inc, Mia Cucina, Norba Inc. - Mozzarita, Nestle' Water North America, Orso Italian Specialty Food, PDF Foods, Inc., Massimo Zanetti Beverages USA, Inc., Tomson Hospitality Boutique, Trend USA, Granite Transformations- Miami,, Ghiott Firenze, and Metropoli. Wines provided by 24SunnyWine Srl, Brugnano, and Piera Martellozzo.

This fantastic interactive experience is open to a maximum audience of 40 guests per class, running from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Guests will have an opportunity to vote for the best dish, and then a brief reception will immediately follow, allowing attendees to sample various wines, drinks, and bites from each of the participating sponsors. The reception is open to the entire community of Italian food lovers, with the idea of celebrating authentic Italian ingredients, foods, and beverages that reflect the true spirit of a real Italian Food Festival!

Event Information:
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2009 - from 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Participating Chefs/Restaurants/Recipes:

BLU Restaurant:
Chef Riccardo Tognozzi with the regional cuisine of Lazio.

GNOCCHI DI SEMOLINO- Home made semolina dumplings
SALTINBOCCA ALLA ROMANA- Roman style veal with prosciutto and sage sauce.
CIAMBELLE RUZZE- Ring shaped biscuits

CARDOZO Restaurant:
Chef Julian Baker with Trentino Adige Cuisine

SPECK CON RUCOLA E GRANA PADANO - Speck ham with arugola and grana padano
CANEDERLI TIROLESI - Bread dumplings with speck in hot broth
STRUDEL DI MELE - Apple struddle

Mia Cucina,
105 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL. 33134

After the show, enjoy our traditional Italian food and wine tasting until 9:30.

Costs: Cooking Class & Festival:
$45 general admission
$30 IACC Members.

Italian Food & Wine Festival (only): $10 general admission- Free for IACC Members
Registration and payment by June 17, 2009


About the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast:

Founded in 1991, the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast is a non-profit U.S. corporation, officially recognized by the Italian government, which is devoted to fostering trade between Italy and the United States. The Chamber is a staunch defender of artisan craftsmanship and small and medium sized businesses - the backbone of the Italian economy.

IACC southeast actively promoteS trade between the United States and Italy in a whole host of sectors, including food & beverage, science & technology, design, and fashion. By organizing delegation visits of U.S. buyers to Italy, along with local trade and networking events designed to introduce Italian products to the U.S. market, Italy-America Chamber of Commerce southeast is the face of "Made in Italy" - a concept synonymous with quality and excellence - in the Southeastern United States.

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