The sixth edition of the Italian Cuisine Week in the World, entitled “Sapori d’Italia – Taste of Italy”, was celebrated in Ghana on the 24th of November 2021. Organized by the Embassy of Italy in Accra and the local ITA office, at the presence of the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts of Ghana, Mark Mantey, the event aimed at promoting the excellence of Italian wine production and the Italian agri-food chain in general.
The Italian Ambassador to Accra, Daniela d’Orlandi, highlighted the richness and variety of the Italian food and wine heritage; between tradition and innovation, in the scope of food sustainability. The Ambassador also underlined the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, that is reckoned as a UNESCO heritage. In addition, the Director of ITA Accra office, Alessandro Gerbino, placed emphasis on Italy’s world leadership in wine export and the variety of products in the Italian regions.
MC of the evening Mr. Bola Ray guided the tasting of some of the most renowned Italian wines : from Brunello di Montalcino Carpineto to Fantinel La Roncaia Fusco, from Primitivo Manduria Riserva to Monte Tondo Amarone della Valpolicella and several more exquisite Italian products were offered to the guests.
Wines were accompanied by an eco-sustainable buffet prepared by Chef Elia Bulgari, who animated two cooking shows and presented his book of Italian recipes reviewed with Ghanaian ingredients.
Sapori d’Italia – Taste of Italy was attended by the major importers of Italian wine in Ghana, important Ghanaian and Italian entrepreneurs, representatives of companies and local institutions, and Ambassadors.
Held at the residence of the Italian Ambassador, the event also involved various representatives of the media, both in print, television, and digital, helping to extend the reach of the promotional message to a wider audience.