27 Oct Your Italian Christmas Menu – Week of Italian Cuisine in the World
A Traditional Italian Christmas Dinner This Year?
Looking for ideas for main dishes, sides, desserts and drinks for your Christmas dinner? There’s no Christmas like an Italian Christmas (Natale)! Natale is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays and is when families cook some of their most loved family recipes to dine with loved ones.
The Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver, the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada–West and ITA – Italian Trade Agency in Toronto are hosting a free online cooking show on November 26th at 5.30pm. Chef Alessandro from Mangia Cucina Restaurant will showcase a selection of recipes to create the perfect Holidays menu.
The event will also include a virtual tour to an Italian winery to learn about the most exciting wines that go with Alessandro’s menu… and there will be participation of other special guests!
Participants who have purchased a Sorpresa! mystery box will find key ingredients for the recipe in the box, and will receive a preview of the recipe before the event, so that they can interactively participate in the event and create their recipe at home, following Chef Alessandro’s live advice.
Join this free online event with chef Alessandro as he shares with you recipes and ideas to make that perfect Italian Christmas dinner that brings jolly and holiday cheer to your table.
About the Chef Alessandro Riccobono
Meet Chef Alessandro Riccobono, Executive Chef & Owner of Mangia Cucina – born in Palermo, Sicily to a family of chefs and restaurateurs, Alessandro graduated Culinary School in 2004 and headed straight to London, England where he honed his skills in fine dining, learning techniques and rising up the ranks in some of London’s most famous kitchens. Having arrived in Vancouver in 2012, Chef Alessandro was hired as a Head Chef at Trafalgar’s Bistro in Kitsilano and following that he went to open his first bar-restaurant ‘The Hide’ at the Bentall Centre. He is also a member of A.P.C.I. – Associazione Professionale Cuochi Italiani.
Looking for More Italian Recipes?
Cooking with Mamma Marzia: Authentic Italian Recipes for the Whole Family is a collection of Marzia Molatore’s family recipes, traditions, and cultures passed down through generations. You will find easy-to-follow recipes with a deliciously appetizing photo to inspire your everyday cooking.
Marzia will be launching her cook book during the culinary show ‘Your Italian Christmas Menu’ on November 26th.
Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is dedicated to promoting quality Italian cuisine and our agri-food products abroad.
In the wake of the legacy of Expo Milano 2015, the Week sees a large number of events around the world: seminars and conferences, meetings with italian chefs and cooking classes, tastings and dinners, which accompany the promotional activities. commercial. Italian cuisine is also told through its projection into art, with films, concerts and photographic exhibitions. And there is no lack of moments of in-depth study on highly topical issues, such as the relationship between food and environmental sustainability, the culture of healthy food, food security, the right to food, food education, territorial identities and biodiversity.