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Italian Cuisine World Summit 2016
07-17 November 2016

The 8th edition of the Italian Cuisine World Summit is back in Dubai between the 7th and the 17th of November.
The previous tree editions were also hosted in Dubai, while the first 4th edition, between 2009 and 2012 were hosted in Hong Kong.
The ICWS is the biggest celebration in the world of Italian Cuisine and will bring together the best Italian restaurants, Michelin-starred chefs, food producers, culinary expert and wine producers in order to celebrate, promote and educate consumers about the importance of the Italian Cuisine and its ingredients, with the great hospitality of Dubai, which, for the occasion, becomes the world capital of food.

The previous edition (2015) involved 60 Italian restaurants, 40 Michelin star chefs and 80 partners, with more than 150,000 participants and this year 2016 looks set tobeating the previous record attendance.
This year the ICWS will also be a world preview, and the first official part of the program of the Extraordinary Italian Taste, which is the first ever Italian Cuisine Week, an unprecedented promotion under the patronage of the Italian Government which will go on from the 21st to the 27th of November 2016.
This year the Summit has a special collaboration agreement with The Specialty Food Festival held annually at the Dubai World Trade Center and Italy this year would be the Country Partner.
(For free registration please visit http://www.speciality.ae/Content/Register-for-free)

The core mission of the Summit is to bring the best Italian Michelin Starred Chef in the best Italian Restaurant in Dubai, in an effort to reward the establishment that privilege authenticity and quality of their offer.
The core of the summit will also be surrounded by multiplicity of event that goes along together with the Italian product and traditionalism. All blended together with an exchange of ideas.

There will be plenty of activities around the ICWS, some for professional only and other open to the public. Below the list of event:

7th November:

Culinary Master Classes: Dubai World Trade Center
The Summit will feature, in three different spaces cooking demonstrations by Italian Michelin-starred
Master Chefs, cooking competitions and some of the best of Made in Italy food products. 10am to 6pm.

Gelato Chef Cup: Dubai World Trade Center
In this unique competition only chefs will prepare one of the most unique expressions of Italian gastronomic culture. 10am to 6pm.

Pasta Premiere League: Dubai World Trade Center
The Pasta Premier League is a contest celebrating the most important ingredients of Italian Cuisine and the talent of Chefs of Italian Cuisine, working outside Italy. 10am to 6pm.

Best Pizza UAE: Dubai World Trade Center
The contest is divided in three sections: Best Italian Pizza in the UAE, Best Italian Pizza in the MENA, Italian Pizza World Summit Contest. 10:30am to 5pm.

Press Conference of The Extraordinary Italian Taste: Dubai World Trade Center
A preview of the event that will be staged in 7 countries around the world and promoted by the Italian Government. Hosted by the Italian Ambassador in the UAE. 12pm.

Opening Gala Dinner of The Extraordinary Italian taste: Dubai World Trade Center Plaza
A unique spectacular celebration of the Italian Traditional, dinner prepared by 5 Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 9pm.

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef:  Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

8th November:

Culinary Master Classes: Dubai World Trade Center
The Summit will feature, in three different spaces cooking demonstrations by Italian Michelin-starred Master Chefs, cooking competitions and some of the best of Made in Italy food products. 10am to 6pm

Gelato Chef Cup: Dubai World Trade Center
In this unique competition only chefs will prepare one of the most unique expressions of Italian gastronomic culture. 10am to 6pm.

Best Espresso in UAE: Dubai World Trade Center
In the context of the Italian Cuisine in the World Summit Dubai 2016, we will be celebrating the best espresso coffee, an initiative of Itchefs-GVCI and Lavazza “Italy´s Favorite Coffee”. 10am to 6pm.

Best Italian Pizza: Dubai world Trade Center
The competition aims both at enhancing consumer awareness and rewarding pizzaiuoli committed to this exceptional expression of Italian cuisine. The contest is divided in three sections: Best Italian Pizza in the UAE, Best Italian Pizza in the MENA, Italian Pizza World Summit Contest. 10am to 6pm.

Congress For The Future of the Pizza: International center For Culinary Arts
Some of the best Italian and International Pizza makers will work and debate together with Michelin Starred chefs, from Italy and the rest of the world on the Pizza so-called gourmet and its future in the First International Congress “The future of Pizza” 10am.

10th Pizza Up Congress Dinner: La Bussola Restaurant
The Opening Gala Dinner of the 10th Pizza UP congress. 7:30pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

9th November:

Culinary Master Classes: Dubai World Trade Center
The Summit will feature, in three different spaces cooking demonstrations by Italian Michelin-starred
Master Chefs, cooking competitions and some of the best of Made in Italy food products. 10am to 6pm

Gelato Chef Cup: Dubai World Trade Center
In this unique competition only chefs will prepare one of the most unique expressions of Italian gastronomic culture. 10am to 6pm.

Risotto World Contest: Dubai World Trade Center
The contest aims at reaffirming the history of this dish, its indisputable Italian roots, and the reasons for its success around the world. 10am to 5pm

Master Class: International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

Congress For The Future of the Pizza: Dubai World Trade Center
Some of the best Italian and International Pizza makers will work and debate together with Michelin Starred chefs, from Italy and the rest of the world on the Pizza so-called gourmet and its future in the First International Congress “The future of Pizza. 10am

Special Dinner for The Future of The Pizza: Billionaire Mansion
A spectacular “Billionaire Italian Pizza Gourmet Dinner of the Century” in which chefs of the caliber of Pino Cuttaia, Maurizio and sandro Serva, Sergio Vineis will work with Master Pizza Chef as Gennaro Nasti and Simone Padoan. In the context of a super luxury service, their creations, in an unprecedented and provoking matching, will be served with some of the most sophisticated wine of the world. 8pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

10th November:

Congress For The Pizza Summit & 10th Pizza Up:   Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management
Some of the best Italian and International Pizza makers will work and debate together with Michelin Starred chefs, from Italy and the rest of the world on the Pizza so-called gourmet and its future in the First International Congress “The future of Pizza – The Pizza of the future” in various venues, including the Specialty Food Festival. 9:30am to 4:30pm

Master Class: International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

Italian Pizza World Summit: Around Dubai
Top Pizzerias in Dubai host the most important master guest Pizzaioli. 7pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

11th November:

Master Class:  International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

Italian Red Bubbles Fat Feast Lunch:  Jumeirah Golf Estate Restaurant
A celebration of the most loved meat by Italians and the rehabilitation of Lambrusco, a great Italian grape at its top level. 12:30pm

Le Quattro Stagioni: Special Dinner Tribute to Vivaldi: Vivaldi Restaurant by Alfredo Russo
An unforgettable dinner prepared by 4 Michelin starred chefs together on the notes of the most known “Violin Concerti” of the famous Italian composer. 7:30pm

Arab Root of Italian Pasta and Sicilian Cuisine: TBC
790 years from the first known recipe of the most important ingredient of Italian Cuisine a project directed by Dima Sharif with Tony Lo Coco. 7:30pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

12th November:

United Nations by Italian Cuisine:  JW Marriot Marquis
The night of the stars. A tribute to Dubai as the World Food Capital. Most Renowned chefs teams up with Dubai’s best chefs to serve a variety of original signature dishes of the finest foods. Each chef gets to reflect his interpretation of the uniting of all the nations’ cuisines and serve up a decadent dish created especially for the occasion.

 

13th November:

 Best Kept Secrets of Italian Grapes: Social by Heinz Beck
The dinner will see the tasting of 14 “Hidden Gems” of the Italian wine production from 14 different winemakers (the same sponsoring the Summit) with the participation of 14 Sommeliers from some of the most renewed venues of Dubai. For each wine a Sommelier will do a presentation/tasting in front of the guests of the dinner with the presence of the winemakers. The 3 Michelin starred Chef Heinz Beck will create a special menu for the event. It’ll be composed by 4/5 courses and each course will be paired with 3-4 wines, stars of the dinner. 7:30pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

14th November:

Master Class: International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

The Italian Bar Affair Contest Cocktail: TBC
Lavazza Coffee Special Dinner: Vivaldi Restaurant by Alfredo Russo
Michel Starred Master Chef Alfredo Russo presents a menu celebrating coffee and its Italian traditions. 7:30pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

15th November:

Master Class: International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

16th November:

Master Class: International Center For Culinary Arts
Conducted by Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. 10am to 2pm

Michelin Starred Master Guest Chef: Around Dubai
21 top Italian restaurants in Dubai host Michelin Starred Chef. 7pm

 

17th November:

The Biggest Italian Street Food Festival Ever in Dubai: Westin & Mina Seyahi Beach resort
Michelin starred Master Guest Chefs will present Italian traditional cuisine in a contest of street food by food trucks. 4pm

Summit Award Night and Bisol Restaurant Manager Award: Westin & Mina Seyahi Beach resort
A unique spectacular celebration of the Italian Traditional meal by 5 Michelin Starred Master Guest Chefs. Official Opening of the Summit, Celebrating Italy as country partner of the Food Specialty Fair and Announcing the first Italian Cuisine week in the world event. Rewarding people who distinguished themselves in the promotion of Italian Cuisine and Restaurants around the world. 8pm

Ospitalita Italiana Award: Westin & Mina Seyahi Beach resort
Rewarding people who distinguished themselves in the promotion of Italian Cuisine and Restaurants around the world. 8pm

 

21st  November:

Italian Ambassador Dinner: Roberto’s Abu Dhabi
To salute the official starting of The Extraordinary Italian Taste Week in the world. 8pm

 

Italian Restaurant and their associate Michelin Starred Master Chef program:

  1. Bice Restaurant with Tommaso Arrigoni 8-11 Nov
  2. Bice Mare with Pasquale Palamaro 10 Nov
  3. Billionaire with Yoshi Yokutoshi 13-16 Nov
  4. Bussola with
  5. Capital Club 
  6. Carnevale Restaurant with Ilario Vinciguerra 13-16 Nov
  7. Casa Mia with Nicola Fossaceca 8-11 Nov
  8. Cavalli Club with Rosanna Marziale 13-16 Nov
  9. Cico’s Baharain with Gaetano Simonato 10 Nov
  10. Frankies with Salvatore Bianco 13-16 Nov
  11. Margherita with ?
  12. Positano with Mariagrazia Soncini 13-16 Nov
  13. Prego’s with Roberto Franzin 8-11 Nov
  14. Roberto’s with Enrico Bartolini and Davide Scabin 13-15 Nov
  15. Ronda Locatelli with ?
  16. Social by Heinz Beck with Heinz Beck
  17. Trattoria Toscana with Claudio Melis 8-11 Nov
  18. Vivaldi with antonio Lo Coco, Giuseppe Mancino, Luca Abbruzzino and Vincenzo Guarino 11 Nov

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