ITA, Italian Embassy celebrate Italian cuisine and wine in Accra

From left to right: ITA Director, Alessandro Gerbino; Italy’s Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi; and Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku Mantey.

The Italian Embassy in Accra, together with the Italian Trade Agency, has hosted the Italian and Ghanaian business communities, diplomats, top media and music personalities, and wine enthusiasts to have a taste of fine Italian food and wine to mark this year’s Italian Cuisine Week in Accra.

Dubbed “Sapori d’Italia” or “Taste of Italy”, the event took place on November 24 at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Accra. Guests were treated to the rich and quality culinary taste of Italy whilst enjoying a great ambiance for networking.

This year’s edition, which had the theme “Tradition and perspective of Italian cuisine: The awareness and enhanced appreciation of food sustainability”, was an occasion to showcase Italy’s tradition of high-quality food and wine.

Italy’s Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi, said in her remarks that the Italian Cuisine Week in the World is a flagship event of Italy to promote the best of the Italian agri-food chain from tradition to innovation in the name of sustainability.

“We also wish to celebrate the great Italian wines and Mediterranean diets. This evening, we hope to delight you with some of the best Italian wines and buffet,” she told the guests.

She added that Italian food and wine reflect the diverse background of Italy and embody the Italian people in the most captivating way.

Alessandro Gerbino, Italian Trade Commissioner, thanked Ghanaians, especially promoters of Italian brands and cuisine in the country, for their trust and support over the years.

“We appreciate very much their help and cooperation. They believe in the potential of Italy and they are bringing Made in Italy to Ghana,” he said. “We are seeing this kind of cooperation in other sectors, and we are grateful to other companies doing same in their various areas of business,” he added.

The celebration of the Italian Cuisine Week was an evening of fine Italian wine and food laced with great music that kept guests excited and asking for more. The event was sponsored by Newco Catering and Logistics, with Imexco Ghana Limited, Say Cheers Ghana, and Africa Wine Club as wine partners.

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