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CELEBRATING THE SIXTH EDITION OF “THE ITALIAN CUISINE WEEK IN THE WORLD”

THE EMBASSY OF ITALY IN MUSCAT HIGHLIGHTS FOOD SUSTAINABILITY AND THE TRADITION OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE

Muscat, November 24, 2021 – Under the theme “Tradition and perspectives of Italian cuisine: awareness and enhancement of food sustainability”, the Embassy of Italy in Muscat will join the world in celebrating the Sixth Edition of The Italian Cuisine Week in the World from November 24 to December 4, 2021. The Italian Cuisine Week in the World, an initiative promoted each year by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, aims at promoting the cultural, social and environmental dimension of gastronomy.

“The Italian Cuisine Week in the World is an opportunity not only to promote the rich Mediterranean culinary experience outside Italy, but also represents unique opportunities to reflect on how respecting biodiversity can benefit the whole food supply chain”, said H.E. Federica Favi, Ambassador of Italy in Muscat. “For the second year, the world is still living in difficult times due to the pandemic, and so the Week will be a great chance for everyone to have a taste of Italy”, comments Ambassador Favi.

The highlight of this year’s edition will be “The Incēnsum” exhibition that will be officially opened to the public from December 2, 2021 until March 2021 at the National Museum. It is inspired by the deep meaning of incense, combining precious collections from Italy with the magnificent Omani finds of millenary tradition in the Land of Frankincense Gallery, highlighting the continuity over the centuries of relations between the two countries and those touched by the ancient caravan routes that guaranteed the trade of the exquisite resin and aromatic spices for Western cuisine.

The exhibition is organized by the Per Fumum Association with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Muscat. Commenting on this exhibition, Ambasador Favi said: “The Incēnsum Exhibition will shed light on the connection between the pleasure of the senses and the aroma of incense, with the scents of Italian cuisine, appreciated all over the world, thus ideally reuniting with the themes of Expo 2020 where the Omani pavilion, with the frankincense tree, dialogues with the ideal of beauty illustrated in the Italian pavilion”.

As cooking is a science and eating is an art, the Embassy of Italy in Muscat collaborated this year with some of the best Italian representatives in the Food and Beverage Sector in Oman, such as Aroma Restaurant, Caffe Vero & Caffe Vero House, Chado Tea Lounge, Fresco, Tomato at the Intercontinental Hotel Muscat, Tuscany at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, Al Marsa Gourmet, Carrefour and GET ITA. Each will be having a special promotion. Discover them in the Calendar of the Sixth Italian Cuisine in the World 2021.

The Embassy will be sharing the promotions and very interesting videos of the week on its social media platforms: Instagram @italyinmuscat – Facebook: Ambasciata dÍtalia a Mascate – Twitter: @ItalyinOman

The Promotions:

AROMA Italian food, chefs and atmosphere: Aroma, a little Italy in Oman! 10% discount on all menu items during the Italian Cuisine Week Info at 7178 8581

CAFFÈ VERO HOUSE Get 1 free additional coffee when ordering selected Italian dishes. A free espresso for Italian nationals showing ID. Info at 7120 0200

CHADO TEA LOUNGE 20% discount on all Illy coffee beverages at Al Mouj Muscat and at National Museum. Info at 2455 5011

FRESCO Explore the main dishes of the regional Italian cuisine in all Fresco’s outlets during the Week: 10 OMR set menu with dishes from different areas of Italy. Info at 2498 9876

TOMATO INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL. NOVEMBER 30. Take a bite out of Italy with Chef Leonardo and its treats. OMR 17. Info at 9137 3243

TUSCANY GRAND HYATT MUSCAT. EVERY TUESDAY. Date Night, a special Italian menu for a romantic evening: 11 OMR per person for three-course set menu dinner. Info at 2464 1234

AL MARSA GOURMET 15% discount on all order for the Italian Range on www.almarsa-gourmet.com from November 28 to December 4 with code ITALIANWEEK21. Info at 9693 7750

GET ITA Reduction of 15% with code ITALIA on all products on www.getita.om, the new marketplace of Italian excellence in Oman

CARREFOUR Italian food lovers will be able to shop the most authentic Italian products in town at Carrefour in City Center Qurum

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