Since the 1990s it has used the special selection of 100% Italian “monovarietal” oils, produced with a single variety of olives. The pioneer of the oil tradition of the Parisi family was Giuseppe Donato Parisi, born in 1879 who started producing oil, flour and wine in the 1920s. Later, he focused on the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Many years later, in 2019, Donato Parisi introduced the prized Extra Virgin Olive Oil PGI – CALABRIA OIL (IGP) which follows the strict production regulations, dedicated to one of the most authoritative Greek painters, Antimene.
The company has always been committed to the preservation of their local territory by using sustainable and economical cultivation methods. They produce over 70% of the energy they use with photovoltaic panels and since 2017 they have adopted two town flower beds, with the purpose of protecting public green areas. Today the farm manages about 70 hectares of olive groves with different types of olive cultivars. In the 2000s, the company launched a special selection of mono-cultivars consisting of six varieties of oils (Dolce di Rossano, Nocellara, Coratina, Carolea, Tondina and Biancolilla).
The farm is located in the region of Rossano, situated along the Ionian Sea, providing the ideal climate for the cultivation of olive trees, mandarins, oranges and lemons. The Ionian strip contains many ancient olive and fruit trees, giving it the name “Dolce di Rossano.” The company is the main sponsor of the Diocesan Museum and of the Codex, which preserves and protects UNESCO Heritage sites since 2015.
70 hectares of olive groves with different types of olive cultivars. In the 2000s, the company launched a special selection of mono-cultivars consisting of six varieties of oils (Dolce di Rossano, Nocellara, Coratina, Carolea, Tondina and Biancolilla).
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When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.