THE ITALY AMERICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BRINGS THE REVERED ITALIAN CUISINE TO NEW YORK
TUESDAY 26TH APRIL AT THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION
Held in New York TUESDAY 26th OF APRIL AT THE METROPOLITAN PAVILION, IS THE CELEBRATION OF AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE.
On this day, 25 restaurants will be awarded with the high quality trademark of “Ospitalità Italiana”.
Amongst the fundamental requirements are: authenticity of the product (DOC and IGP); a wine list composed of almost exclusively Italian choices; high quality of service; use of extra virgin olive oil 100% made in Italy; a love for the Italian language, preserved in every aspect, from the menu to the dialogue with company and servers (at least one server should speak Italian).
Following these criteria the IACC (Italy-America Chamber of Commerce) has selected twenty-five restaurants to receive the trademark. Twenty-four of them are located in New York City and one in Washington D.C.
Unioncamere (Association of the Italian Chambers of Commerce) developed the trademark “Ospitalità Italiana”, with the scope of certifying authentic Italian restaurants across the world, in collaboration with the Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi (FIPE) and the Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche (ISNART).
Among the novelties of this 5th Edition is the IACC’s launch of a Loyalty Program that will offer all of its members a membership card providing them with discounts in all the certified restaurants.
“The objectives of the Ospitalità Italiana Project – declares Secretary Genaral of the IACC Federico Tozzi– are:
1. Support and exalt Italian restaurants across the world in the promotion and diffusion of authentic Italian food products respecting the quality standards required by the RIM certification (Italian Restaurants Abroad) – Ospitalità Italiana.
2. Create a network of restaurateurs to allow the realization of events aimed toward the enhancement of the territories of origin of these traditional products.
3. Make use of the RIM network to guarantee the authenticity of typical brands (DOP/IGP) by hosting promotional events housing the excellence of Italian food production products.
We, as the Italy America Chamber of Commerce – continues Tozzi – are committed 360 days a year to monitor and verify that the Ospitalità Italiana standards are met by the restaurants we certified, it is a major commitment – concludes Tozzi – but nevertheless a reason for great pride as the Ospitalità Italiana network has come to play a significant role in the reputation of the Made in Italy in the USA.
“The certified restaurants, will include among their clients a number of renown opinion-makers (such as managers, politicians, entrepreneurs, etc.) – Declares the President of the Italy America Chamber of Commerce Alberto Milani.
Analysis of the data shows the average cost will range from 70 to 104 dollars per person.
To this day there are approximately 300 restaurants certified overall in the United States – continues Milani – the importance of these 300 “safeguards of the made in Italy” on American soil is remarkable because they perform a continuous activity of promotion of Italian food and wine products by increasing their diffusion and popularity amongst American consumers; the great success of the Ospitalità Italiana trademark – concludes Milani – goes beyond the establishment of an extended network of communication amongst the guardians of the Made in Italy brand, it lies in the formation of a far-reaching and efficient educational laboratory for the Made in Italy”.
Ospitalita’ Italiana 2016: List of Participating Restaurants
Cacio e Vino – Cacio e Pepe – Caffe’ dei Fiori – Da Tommy Osteria – Don Antonio Starita – Gran Gusto – I Trulli- Il Corso -Il Gattopardo – Il Riccio – Keste’- La Nonna Bella- La Vela Dining- La Villetta – Mamma Lucia Italian Restaurant – Mozzarella e Vino – Osteria del Principe – Piccola Cucina Enoteca Siciliana – Piccola Cucina Osteria Siciliana – Settepani – The Leopard at des Artistes Tiella – Via Emilia – VITE Vinosteria
SPONSORING THE EVENT:
EMIRATES – FERRERO – ROSENTHAL & SAMBONET – CIBO ITALIA – PROSECCO ZONIN – ITALIAN FOOD EXPERIENCE – SASSAIA – MALFY GIN – PENTOLE AGNELLI – PIAGGIO, VESPA, APRILIA & MOTO GUZZI – D. COLUCCIO & SONS – TOTAL BEVERAGE SOLUTION – FILICORI ZECCHINI – MOLINARI SAMBUCA – MOLINARI LIMONCELLO DI CAPRI – AMARO MONTENEGRO – VECCHIA ROMAGNA – APERITIVO SELECT – ITALIAN INDEPENDENT PROSECCO