Watch the video below for bits and pieces from the Launch party

“1001 NIGHTS OF ITALIAN CUISINE”

AT THE RIXOS HOTEL ON THE PALM

FOR THE OPENING GALA OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE WORLD SUMMIT

 

November 7, 2014

The 6th Edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit (2014), which crowns Dubai as the ultimate World Food Capital, kicked off with an extraordinary Opening Gala at The Rixos Hotel in Palm Jumeirah.

Last year, over 450 guests participated in the opening party, exclusive to the cream of Dubai’s F&B industry, distinguished media, VIPs and discerning food lovers who enjoy the best of what “made in Italy” has to offer. A similar crowd had been invited this year, to celebrate the kick off of the summit and welcome a stream of 30 Michelin-Starred Italian chefs.

The Italian Michelin chefs will join forces with local Italian chefs in some of Dubai’s most outstanding Italian restaurants with a common aim: to showcase, celebrate, promote and educate about traditional Italian cuisine and its quality ingredients.

The Michelin-starred Italian chefs – Tano Simonato (restaurant: Passami l’olio, in Milan *), Claudio Sadler (restaurant: Sadler, in Milan **), and Tommaso Arrigoni (restaurant: Innocenti Evasioni, in Milan*) – assisted by chef Francesco Cavazzina, the executive chef of L’olivo (the Italian restaurant at Rixos The Palm) had presented some exclusive creations that the Michelin chefs had developed specifically for this gala event.

The evening was bustling with the Italian dolce vita spirit, especially listening to the fun tunes of the Summit’s favorite Italian swing band Mark Zitti E Fratelli Coltelli, who performed some amazing and fun tunes to set the spirit for the whole summit as well as entertain a very enthused crowd.

The opening Gala also included the angelic voice of the Lyric Opera singer Monica De Rosa, who officially opened the party along with the pianist Mariola Sokolowska. Ms. De Rosa is currently starring in La Boheme, an Italian opera concert by Giacomo Puccini, which is presented to the UAE under the patronage of  the Italian Embassy and the Italian Industry & Commerce Office in the UAE.

 

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