a consortium of food and wine co-operatives in Italy
plans to visit India next week to present European
Excellence 2008, a programme of workshops and wine
tasting, cheese and olive oil and culinary demonstration
in Delhi and Mumbai, reports Subhash Arora
programme is being held at Diwane-aam in Hotel
Taj Mahal in Delhi from 10 am- 6 pm on May 12.
Master Chef Giuliano Tassinari of Olive Bar and Kitchen,
Expert Sommelier Subhash Arora, President of Indian
Wine Academy, and Olive Oil and Cheese Expert Cristiano
De Ricardis from Italy will conduct the relative workshops
in cooking, wine and olive oil and cheese, according
to Ms. Assunta De Cillis, President of the Opera Consortium,
who is also the General manager of Cantine Due Palme.
A similar workshop will be held
on May 16 at the same timings at the Crystal
Room Central at Hotel Taj Mahal Palace and
Tower, Apollo Bunder, Mumbai where
Master Chef Max Orlati of Olive will take over from
The food companies taking part are
Conserve Italia, Alegra, Apo Conerpo, Clai, Cooperlat,
Co. Sal, Naturitalia and Latteria Soresina which are
fruits, vegetables and other food products. OL.MA
sac – is a producer of Olive oil while Latterie
Virgilio is a cheese and meat company.
Cantina di Soave, Cantine Due Palme, Caviro, Cavit,
Chianti Geografico are the five co-operatives based
in different regions of Italy that will present their
wines for tasting at the workshops to be held at 12:15-
13.45 and 16:15-18:00 at both venues.
Opera is a consortium between co-operative agricultural
enterprises and Italian food farming.
European Excellence is a campaign jointly funded by
the European Union, Italy, co-operatives and companies
working in the agro-food sector.
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