Italian Consulate hosts Cheese Tasting and Gala Dinner

The event was organized in connection with Italian Cuisine Week 2021 in Karachi

This year’s theme of Italian Cuisine Week is raising awareness and enhancement of food sustainability.


The Consulate of Italy in Karachi organized Cheese Tasting and Gala Dinner in connection with the Italian Cuisine Week.

The event featured sampling of Italian Artisanal Cheese by the guests with the cheese expert Antonio Fracchiolla followed by an exclusive menu prepared by Chef Samuele Crestale, featuring delectable recipes from the Italian Cuisine.

The Consul General of Italy in Karachi, Mr. Danilo Giurdanella welcomed the guests to the Cuisine Week Gala dinner. “The Italian Cuisine Week is about sharing food with people and caring for the world – for people’s health and for the future of humanity,” he said.

“It is not a coincidence that this year’s theme of Italian Cuisine Week is raising awareness and enhancement of food sustainability,” he said and added, “Long-term sustainability of our environment and food security is a problem we have to tackle together.”

Mr. Giurdanella also presented the ‘Knighthood of the Order of the Star’ to Mrs. Mariapaola Sfilio, an Italian National living in Karachi for last 35 years. She was awarded by the Italian government for her social services in the field of education to the Pakistani deaf and differently abled children.

Mr. Akram Wali Mohammad, Group Chairman Gerry’s Group and the lead sponsor for the evening thanked the audience for their participation.

The President Italian Development Committee (IDC), Mr. Aarij Iqbal presented the vote of thanks on behalf of the Consulate of Italy and also briefed the audience regarding role of IDC in enhancing bilateral trade and commercial projects in collaboration with the local and Italian companies under the patronage of the Consulate of Italy in Karachi.

Many distinguished foreigners, diplomats and Pakistani businessmen attended the gala evening and appreciated the Italian recipes and variety of cheese products. (PR)


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