Sample Italy’s World Famous Dishes, Wines at Italian Food Festival

By Lwin Mar Htun 4 February 2019

The Italian Embassy will hold Myanmar’s first Italian Food Festival on Feb. 10. The event aims to offer a mouthwatering sample of authentic Italian dishes and wines, and the opportunity to learn more about Italy’s contribution to Myanmar’s culinary scene.

A wide of array of Italian foods and beverages will be offered in the embassy’s garden from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“This event aims to reach out to all Myanmar people, because I want to let them know more about Italian millenary food traditions and culture,” Italian Ambassador to Myanmar Alessandra Schiavo said at a press conference.

She added, “When people are traveling, the first thing they do is try to taste the traditional foods from that country or city. So, food is the best way to learn more about another country’s culture and behavior.”

The event was being held in the garden of the embassy because organizers want Myanmar people to feel that they are being welcomed into Italian people’s “home” in the country, she said.

She added that, “This is not just an event for selling food; you can also learn how to make authentic Italian homemade fresh mozzarella.” Among other activities, the event will include wine tasting, a wine master class and interesting accounts of the origins of the main ingredients used in Italian cuisine.

“It means the chefs will be explaining the origins of each main ingredient, like olive oil—why we use olive oil every time. Why it is important. So, people can get a lot of Italian food knowledge here,” she said.

L’Opera, E’Cucina, Casa Mia, Premium, Cellar Door, Il Fornaio, Illy, Plan Bee, Ciao, New Ta Pin, Fresco, Right Field, Campari, Ferrari Spumante, Golden Brown and Myanmar Deaf Chefs will participate in the event.

Food coupons will be available for sale for 3,000, 5,000 and 7,000 kyats.

So, if you are a foodie and wish to learn more about Italian food and wines, check out the Italian Food Festival in the garden of the Italian Embassy on Inya Myaing Road in Yangon’s Bahan Township.