ICI Presents the Best of Italy to Europe's Culinary Stars
4 Master Chefs Present a Gourmet Banquet for the World's Oldest and Most Prestigious Gastronomic Association in the South of Italy
Master chefs, white truffles and perfect desserts ...

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Gala Dinner for Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs
December 2008

The Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts
Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs, Est. 1248

The Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts (ICI) has accepted a gracious invitation to present a Gourmet Truffle Banquet to culinary luminaries, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. The event comes at a time when authentic Italian regional cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in both the professional, educational and public sectors of the world's culinary scene.

ICI director John Nocita with master Walter Zanoni and the precious truffles from ItalyIn December 2008, 100 of Europe's leading gastronomes, culinarians and selected media guests will dine on a truffle feast in the Tuscan spirit of 'Palio' and ancient gala celebrating great fine food and the adventure of medieval Italy. The evening's chefs consists of a 'Who's Who' of talent including ICI president John Nocita, CondeNast award winning executive chef Walter Zanoni, master bakerNicola Stratoti and master chef Salvatore Sinopoli. For more on chef's BIOs, click here.

The setting for the event is in Calabria, in the south of Italy. Elegantly surrounded by palm trees, baroque architecture and lavish seas, the event features a gala dinner and seminar presented by ICI. Wines have been specially selected by the best makers from Italy, France and Australia.

The menu was chosen for its relevance to the Tuscan 'Palio' theme inspired by a similar ICI event in the USA. Centering around precious white truffles from Alba, Italy, it is based on simplicity to focus on the exquisite taste of the expensive tubers. As always, in addition to the Italian truffles, the best local ingredients have been incorporating respecting the excellent array of ingredients available in Calabria and Sicily including verdure, seafood and even artisan cheeses. As well, the atmosphere will be a perfect mix of medieval Italian culture and gastronomy and trendy Italian festivity.

Buon appetito!


Entree 'Perla del Ionio'
A Selection of Tuscan Truffled Vorspeises

Zucchini Blossoms with Roasted Artichoke Ricotta Mousseline in Arborio Rice Crust
Served with Winter Greens in Dandelion Vinaigrette touched with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Potato and Semolina Gnocchi
with Langostines and White Truffles

Pan Roasted Breast of Duck
with Pantelleria Glazed Fois Gras and Black and White Truffles

Warm Chocolate Tort
with Raspberry Balsamic Caviar and Vanilla Sauce

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