We are proud of hosting the biggest group of Lazio companies ever exhibiting in London! Thanks to the collaboration of the Agency for Agricultural Development of Lazio Region (ARSIAL) 27 companies will present outstanding wines and fine products that represent the true essence of Rome and the rest of its region!
Discover the excellences of Lazio with Giancarlo Caldesi at Welcome Italia 2018.
We are waiting for you all at the Royal Horticultural Halls (October 5th at 4 pm) to enjoy his cooking show.
As a businessman he is the owner of the Caldesi Group of Restaurants and Cookery Schools with restaurants in London’s Marylebone and culinary mecca, Bray, in Berkshire. A passionate chef Giancarlo can often be found cooking at the restaurants and entertaining diners with his stories behind the Italian regional dishes he creates.
His live work includes a number of UK and International food festivals such as Masterchef Live, Foodies Festivals, Good Food and Wine Shows and Taste Italia where he entertains audiences with his lively yet informative cookery demonstrations.
With his wife Katie he has written several cookery books about Italian regional cousine, such as ‘Rome: Centuries in an Italian Kitchen’. In this book the duo present their interpretations of classic dishes, like Katie’s Cacio e Pepe (spicy cheese and pepper pasta), alongside family favourites like Spigola in Saltimbocca (seabass with parma ham and sage leaves). Collaborating with Rome’s best chefs, they share modern Italian recipes like Sorbetto di Peperone, a fiery hot chilli sorbet that reflect the heat and colour of this bustling city. This is an impressive, fresh look at Rome s cuisine.
He also is a regular contributor to articles for National newspapers and food magazines with a specialism on the food of Tuscany, where he was born.
In 2010 Giancarlo was awarded the ‘Ordine Della Stella Della Solidarieta Italiana’ (The Order of Italian Solidarity) by the Italian government, one of the highest honors an Italian chef can receive.
Obica’ will host a Pop-Up Cafeteria at Welcome Italia!
Obicà Mozzarella Bar is a casual and contemporary Italian restaurant.
Obicà brings classic and regional Italian cuisine to the new levels of taste of contemporary gourmets. The focus is on the ingredients: fresh, local produce paired with a curated selection of imported Italian artisanal specialties. Our light cooking methods respect the quality of these ingredients, combining them in dishes which are authentic and packed with flavour.
Started in Italy in 2004, today Obicà has restaurants in international gateway cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, London, New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles.
London One Radio is the official radio of Welcome Italia! The event will be broadcast live from the Royal Horticultural Halls with exclusive interviews and insights.
London One Radio is the only and official Italian radio station in the UK, based in London. Under the auspice of the Italian General Consulate in London, the radio represents the voice of Italians and Londoners. London One is at every London’s events as well as international ones such as Sanremo or Radio City MIlan, by also becoming BBC supplier. The radio is part of I.C.S Ltd group – chaired by Philip Baglini – that also have the the online magazine Italoeuropeo.com/co.uk that for 10 years spread accurate news and information from the UK and the rest of the world.
We are pleased to announce that Welcome Italia becomes part of The True Italian Taste project.
The True Italian Taste project – funded and promoted by the Ministry of Economic Development and ITA (Italian Trade Agency) as part of the “The Extraordinary Italian Taste” campaign and coordinated by Assocamerestero – started in 2016 in USA, Canada and Mexico and involves now Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and UK, in collaboration with the ICCAs of these Countries.
The project aims to tell consumers all over the world about the benefits of true Italian products and the importance of the link between foods and the places they come from.
Don’t miss a chance to enjoy the true Italian food, we look forward to seeing all of you at Welcome Italia in October!
Thanks to the collaboration with ARSIAL, a great number of companies from Lazio will attend Welcome Italia 2018!
The cuisine of Lazio has an important feature: popular extraction.
‘Pasta amatriciana’, ‘maccheroni’, ‘asparagus’, ‘guanciale’, ‘porchetta’, ‘coppa’ and ‘trippa’ are just some of many traditional dishes of this region.
Roman cuisine is particularly well known thanks to recipes that are part of a so-called ‘poor dishes’ tradition. The best known delicacies are ‘carciofi alla romana’, ‘coda alla vaccinara’, ‘coratella’ d’abbacchio’, ‘grattachecca’ and ‘spaghetti alla carbonara’.
This region is not short of wines either. ‘malvasia di Candia’ and ‘trebbiano toscano’ are some of the most grown white grapes. Among red wines, some of the finest products are ‘cesanese’, ‘ciliegiolo’, ‘Montepulciano’, ‘merlot’, ‘cabernet sauvignon’ and ‘barbera’.
Come to Welcome Italia and discover delicacies from Lazio!
Welcome Italia is proud to support the BFI (British Film Institute) in the first ever comprehensive UK retrospective of Bellocchio’s films.
Marco Bellocchio is one of the best filmmakers to have emerged from Italy in the 1960s. His work is a great combination of moral questioning, satire and culture.
In July the BFI and Ciné Lumière will hold the retrospective of his films, in partnership with Film Italia and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Bellocchio will be at the BFI stage to talk about his career, alongside some of his classic movies.
‘The Times’ describes him as ‘this country’s best non-Italian Italian chef’… We are proud to announce Theo Randall as the special guest of 2018 edition!
He is the owner of ‘Theo Randall at the InterContinental’, nonetheless, he is best known for being awarded a Michelin star at The River Café in London.
His international reputation is on the rise and he is increasingly in demand for events in Asia (Bangkok, Qatar and Singapore) and the Middle East (Dubai and Abu Dhabi).
In his free time, the chef travels around Italy in order to create new recipes and discover the original Italian taste.
During the fair the chef will perform in our special Cookery Theatre: he will use some of the exhibitors’ products to create new exciting dishes.
All of these been said: this show will be something not to be missed!!
Welcome Italia’s team is pleased to announce the fair will host a brand new wine area, full of amazing Italian wines!
Given past year visitor’s feedbacks and current market trends (+8% of Italian wine exports to UK in 2017) we decided to set up a special Wine Area composed of 8 stands. You will be able to enjoy the best wines from Italy and purchase their bottles as well!
Visit the fair to discover and taste the excellent products of Italian wineries and do not miss master classes and wine-tastings with expert sommeliers!
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