New York, NY, January 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Cesare Casella, Dean of Italian Culinary Studies at the Italian Culinary Academy will host a reception for media and industry professionals to launch The 2009 International Day of Italian Cuisines, organized by the Virtual Group of Italian Chefs (GVCI) which takes place on January 17, 2009.
Chef Casella will be joined by Rosario Scarpato, food/wine expert and Honorary President of GVCI; Food Network Chef/Host Anne Burrell; Fabio Trabocchi, Chef/Partner of Fiamma Restaurant; Chef Giacomo Gallina, GVCI’s Vice President, Executive Chef of Otto Italian Restaurant in Singapore and former Director of International Culinary Operations for Bice Group; and Chef Giovanni Grasso, Chef Patron of La Credenza restaurant in Torino. The Italian chefs will present a brief overview of the International Day of Italian Cuisines and then cook Risotto alla Milanese, the theme of this year’s event, for guests.
When: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Noon to 2 p.m.
Where: The Italian Culinary Academy at The International Culinary Center, 462 Broadway at Grand
RSVP: Wendy Knight at Knight Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org or 347-924-2812
About The International Day of Italian Cuisines
Organized by the Virtual Group of Italian Chefs (GVCI), The International Day of Italian Cuisines celebrates the authenticity and quality of Italian cuisine. Each year, hundreds of chefs around the world prepare an authentic Italian dish. This year, the GVCI expects over 300 international chefs from 50 countries to prepare Risotto alla Milanese according to the genuine recipe published on the GVCI website, www.itchefs-gvci.com
. GVCI hopes the worldwide cooking event this year will prepare 1 million dishes of Risotto alla Milanese to be enjoyed.
About the Italian Culinary Academy
The Italian Culinary Academy (The ICA), founded in 2007 as a sister school to the world-renowned French Culinary Institute, offers the country’s most rigorous education in authentic Italian cuisine. The next Italian Culinary Experience course, which immerses students in Italian cuisine, language and culture at campuses in New York City and Parma, Italy, will be offered March 16, 2009. The school is located at The International Culinary Center in New York City. For more information, please visit www.ItalianCulinaryAcademy.com