The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) in Accra hosted the 6th edition of Italian Cuisine Week, Sapori D’Italia as part of the Italian Cuisine Week in Ghana on November 24th, 2021 under the theme “Tradition and perspective of Italian cuisine: The awareness and enhanced appreciation of food sustainability”.
The event aimed at celebrating the rich culinary and wine culture of Italy and to create an opportunity for Ghanaians to savor the rich and quality taste of Italian wines.
Notable dignitaries and personalities present at the event include various invited diplomats, Kodjo Adovor Vinitaly (International Academy Italian Wine Ambassador), Nathaniel Anokye-Adisi popularly known as Bola Ray (Media Executive), Claudia Lumor (CEO and Founder of Glitz Africa Publication) and Kwabena Kwabena (Ghanaian artiste).
Others were major representatives of the Ghanaian business and financial sector, heads of government agencies, captains of industry, corporate heads and business operatives, as well as representatives of the Italian business community, among others.
In a message to patrons, Her Excellency Daniela D’Orlandi, the Italian Ambassador to Ghana said “Italian food and wine indeed reflects the rich and diversified background of Italy, from history to art, from nature to craftsmanship, from technology to traditions. For such reasons, food and wine embody the Italian people in the most captivating way”
In addition, she also highlighted the Italian Aperitivo, which is a gastronomic experience that aims to pique one’s hunger while also allowing one to meet new people. As a result, we will serve you classic Italian foods as well as a sampling of some of Italy’s greatest and most famous wines”.
On his part, Alessandro Gerbino, the Italian Trade Commissioner, emphasized the need to boost trade relations with Ghana. According to him, Italy as a leader in fashion, design, food and many other creative sectors has a lot to offer Ghana.
Italy is the world’s leading producer and exporter of wine, and thanks to its mild climate, the unique heritage of over 500 native grape varieties, along with centuries of oenological expertise, the country has a wine to delight every palate.
The event was sponsored by Newco Catering and Logistics with support from Imexco Ghana Limited, Say Cheers Ghana and Africa Wine Club.