Get ready for a whole new world of indulgence! - Beginning as a celebration Italy’s finest food and wine, 2015 marked the first edition of Festival Italia (formerly The Italian Wine and Food Festival), brought to you by the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Australia – Perth Inc. Last year over 1,000 festivalgoers stepped into an experience that delivered world-class Italian cuisine right to their backyard in Perth. This September 10th (10am to 9pm) and 11th (11am to 5pm), Festival Italia is back at the Perth Town Hall. However, this time we’re taking things to a completely new level of indulgence. We’re bringing over 100 new Italian premium wine varieties to taste, including White, Rose', Sparkling and Red directly poured by the importer or producers. We’ll also be providing expert advice with our wine classes, designed to take you on a journey into the world of Italy’s finest. Our selection of wine is the perfect accompaniment to our Festival Market stalls, where you can shop from a variety of quality Italian foods made fresh by some of Perth’s most talented Italian chefs. We’ll also be featuring cooking demonstrations from culinary master Roberto Dal Seno, who is flying in to Perth for the event.
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TASTE +200 PREMIUM ITALIAN WINES
LEARN FROM THE CHEFS
SAVOUR TRADITION AND MODERN FOOD
FROM FRIDAY 2/9 TO SUNDAY 11/9
FESTIVAL ITALIA PARTNER EVENT
With more than 1,000 people participating on Sunday 13/9/2015, the first edition of the Italian Wine & Food Festival was sold out and a must-attend event on the weekend social agenda in Perth. The Festival brought together 1,000 Italian wine-and-food passionate, 12 wine exhibitors, 10 food stalls, and a star line-up of chefs, journalists, and sommeliers. Thanks to the support of the City of Perth, the Festival took place in the perfect scenario of the Perth Town Hall and had the chance to welcome 2 wine importers from Vasto, Italian Sister City of the City of Perth. During her official speech, the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor, Lisa-M. Scaffidi addressed the Festival as a key cornerstone in building international relationships and collaborations. Many of the more than 100 Italian wines in the Festival Tasting Hall made on the day their first appearance in Western Australia, and during the 5 Festival Wine Classes they were presented to a selected audience of wine professionals and lovers. For the first time ever 5 Australia’s top Italian chefs collaborated to give festivalgoers a unique foodie experience: MasterChefs favourite Josh Catalano, Danny Russo from Sydney, Perth golden chef Joel Valvasori, and the Italian stars Maurizio Di Ciano, Giuseppe Pagliaricci and Egidio Squillace. The healthy cuisine expert Federica Nucci presented the 8 shows run on the ILVE Cooking Stage and the first ever demonstration of edible cocktails by Mixology.
Festival Italia is grateful for the support of all its stakeholders. Their contributions have made the Festival a reality.