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All About The Pasta

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Jan 2019

When it comes to Italian food, pizza and pasta is as traditional a cuisine as it gets and in October 2018, Mahak Mannan got to visit Milan with one of the leading companies in the pasta world, Barilla, to celebrate World Pasta Day and attend the Barilla Pasta World Championship. Carolina Diaz, representing the USA

Trade Strengthens Between UAE and Italy

by Mahak Mannan | 05 Nov 2018

Trade between Italy and the Middle East reached over €900 million in professional hospitality and approximately €440 million in F&B in the first semester of 2018. An event for the region’s food, agriculture and hospitality professionals took place in Dubai last week focusing on Italian taste and lifestyle organised by Fiera Milano: HostMilano, one of

Gearing Up for HostMilano

by Mahak Mannan | 04 Oct 2018

Simona Greco, group exhibition director, Fiera Milano, tells us about the upcoming event. “We are showcasing HostMilano’s unique exhibition concept at The Hotel Show, based on macro-areas that combine different but contiguous sectors. The idea is to put different but complementary sectors together generating new business opportunities. The concept is being refined at every edition, but the original idea

Event Preview: HostMilano 2019

by Mahak Mannan | 10 Sep 2018

With just under 15 months to go before the ribbon is cut, preparations are already underway at HostMilano, the professional hospitality event organised by Fiera Milano and we look at why the 41st edition of the event will maximise business opportunities for the industry. 975 companies have already confirmed their participation for the event, 46% of which come

Parmigiano Reggiano announces record production and exports

by Mahak Mannan | 30 Apr 2018

As per the financial data announced by the Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano, 2017 was a record year for Parmigiano Reggiano production, which saw a total increase of 5.2% on the previous year. The over 3.65 million wheels of cheese, which is about 147,000 tons, produced in 2017 represent the highest peak in the age-old history

Bocca Celebrates Authentic Umbrian Cuisine

by Mahak Mannan | 08 Apr 2018

Italian restaurant Bocca at Hilton Abu Dhabi will be offering a dinner menu dedicated to the Italian region of Umbria from 8-21 April. Leonardo Passone, chef de cuisine at Bocca, said: “Umbrian cuisine is perhaps Italy’s best kept culinary secret. Food and wine play a huge role in its charm, and we would like to bring

UAE Chefs Crowned Champions at Young Chefs Hotel Challenge

by Mahak Mannan | 26 Mar 2018

Three chefs from Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre beat chefs from across the globe to emerge winners at the Young chefs Hotel Challenge in Italy last week.  After being shortlisted in Dubai in 2017, Jr sous chef Kamru Zzamon, first commis Mary Rose Perez and Jr sous commis Chaminda Roshan trained for months under

Spill the beans: Ma’ Hidden Kitchen

by Mahak Mannan | 15 Mar 2018

As Dubai’s first supper club makes its way from Milan to The Maine Oyster Bar and Grill, Chef Stefano Ratti spills the beans on this unique dining experience. What is Ma’ Hidden Kitchen?  Ma’ Hidden Kitchen is a supper club based in Milan that takes place at the founders Lele and Melissa’s loft. After years

VIDEO: Italian Trade Agency warns consumers against fraudulent products

by Staff Writer | 18 Feb 2018

Consumers need to be aware of unfair practices and producers when dealing with Italian products, according to Gianpaolo Bruno, trade commissioner, Italian Trade Agency for UAE, Oman and Pakistan. “What we are exhibiting here shows that authentic Italian products are produced under strict regulations in terms of supervision of the whole chain from the farm

The countdown is on for 40th Host Milan

by Crystal Chesters | 01 Oct 2017

Taking place this month, the 40th edition of Host Milan promises to build on the success of the previous edition with 2,081 companies already confirmed to attend compared to 2,010 during the 2015 show. There will be 1,255 Italian and 826 international firms from 51 countries in attendance at the biennial hospitality trade show, which will









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