LITTLE ITALY 2018;
Italy still inseparable from good taste
Why VITA DI LUSSO visited the Dutch Little Italy Event?
Pretty obvious. Next to my love for Italian design, I also love good food.
And it is well known, that the Italian practically invented tasty cooking!
Next to that, of course I was looking for some useful material for VITA DI LUSSO
as well as to enlarge my network in that field.
Well, I can tell you, that worked out really good!
La dolce vita
Like every year, the Dutch magazine ‘The taste of Italy’ organizes the Little Italy Event in Amsterdam. Participants are ready to spoil visitors with their most beautiful products and services. Nowadays, it is not only all about food. Italian car companies are showing their latest models, exclusive kitchens are given main stage and high quality travel agencies take you to the most stunning locations of Italy.
A stylish Ambiance
Amongst many other participants, I talked with Ambiance Travel. They offer (culinary) trips as well as a wide range of packages. But they can also put together custom made trips. So I immediately proposed a ‘design trip’ in the North of Italy, including a visit to design city Milan and overnights in beautiful design hotels like the Il Sereno at Lake Como. With this idea, I managed to enthuse Ambiance and so we agreed that Ambiance will do some research in order to compose such a trip especially for VITA DI LUSSO. Keep you posted!
Obviously, my attention was drawn to the stylish kitchens of Steel, stile in cucina. They facilitated a lovely cooking theatre during the event. Nicoletta Tanella of cooking school La Cecina del Sole, Sarena Solari (owner of La mia Italia) and two chefs from De Marken region demonstrated their cooking skills during several workshops.
The little lemon pies of Sarena were unbelievably good and after a brief introductory chat, I am sure that I am going to see the Steel kitchens and Sarena’s tasty creations more often!
Of course I could not leave without a typical Italian souvenir: thank you Jasmijn Kooijmans of Lokaal-030 for the sweet Saba and the ‘piccolo ricettario’. Ciao Littly Italy, see you next year!