The dessert are a variety of Italy’s traditional Amaretto cookie which are made with almonds, egg whites and sugar. Amaretti di Saronna were first made in the town of Saronno in the province of Varese, in the northern Italian region of Lombardia during the Renaissance period. They are extremely crispy and crunchy cookies and are known for their characteristically bitter aftertaste, which gives them their name (amaro is bitter in Italian).
They are often enjoyed at the end of a meal, perhaps accompanied by a glass of sweet wine such as the Lombardian Sangue di Giuda DOC, or for with a delicious afternoon tea.
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.