This information was unveiled during a press conference on November 14 hosted by Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro and chef Marco Squizzato of the Italian Chefs Association.

During the event, Ambassador Alessandro highlighted Italy’s quality of ingredients, the overall healthiness of Italian cuisine, and the sustainability of Italian food, with a specific focus on high-fiber, low-fat meals.

In line with this, the Italian Food Week in Vietnam will include several diverse activities, including an opening dinner at La Fiorentina Restaurant, with Squizzato preparing a special menu that showcases the wholesomeness of the Mediterranean diet.

Furthermore, coffee culture will be the theme for the event co-hosted by Segafredo Boncafe’ Vietnam brand, Buon Ma Thuot Coffee World Museum, and Trieste International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology on November 16 at Casa Italia.

Throughout the week foodies will have the chance to attend the Gelato Ice Cream Festival, an event which will showcase Italy’s artisanal ice cream traditions.

Moreover, the Casa Italia Wine Festival, an Italian wine tasting event, will be held for two days with the participation of major distributors in Vietnam.

Valpolicella Wine Tasting Competition, raining course, and an exhibition themed “Taste of Italy” will also take place in early December.

For the duration of Italian Food Week in Vietnam, a number of Italian restaurants in Vietnam will also introduce “Special Menus” which combine traditional, sustainable, and innovative elements for guests to enjoy. This therefore represents a prime opportunity for local food lovers to discover the unique features of Italian culinary culture.