13 Oct 2017

Welcome Italia – brimming over with all things Italian and including a special Sicily focus

Tailor make your trip to Sicily whilst sampling rare Sicilian specialities and other high end quality products.

Federation of Italian Chefs UK President Enzo Oliveri will perform three live demonstrations at the Cookery Theatre. These will take place on Saturday 14th at 2.45pm and 5.30pm. And on Sunday 15th at 1.30pm

LONDON, 13th October 2017 – Chickpeas flour and curly Busiate pasta are two of the rare quality ingredients from Sicily which Londoners will have the opportunity to discover this weekend at the “Welcome Italia 2017”.

The fair, dedicated to Italian food and drink excellence, takes place on 13-15 October at the Royal Horticultural Halls (80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PE). It is organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK.

Friday is trade-only day; it is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.

Enzo Oliveri, president of the UK delegation of FIC, is welcoming exhibitors for the first time in the UK, which will include some members of the “Consortium Export First in Sicily”. Ingredients include chickpea flour, used for traditional gluten-free panelle, curling Busiate pasta, anchovies, food preserves, extra virgin olive oil, coffee and organic herbs. These ingredients are used in the Oliveri’s restaurant “Tasting

Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen” in Piccadilly and will feature extensively in its forthcoming Christmas menu. The chef will demonstrate how to use them live during his three cooking shows at the Cookery Theatre: on Saturday 14th October at 2.45pm and at 5.30pm plus on Sunday 15th October at 1.30pm.

Welcome Italia is also provide the launch of tailored touristic services to the island, including luxury itineraries and other events, thanks to a new partnership with PRC Repubbliche. Other partners include SicilyUnlimited which is organizing summer schools in Sicily, in collaboration with SicilyCulture.

Oliveri, who is promoting a “Culinary Medicine” project focusing on healthy eating, was the official head chef for the Italian team during the Cycling World Championship in Bergen last month, in which they won 7 medals.

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