The famous olive oil of Brisighella comes from the Tosco-Romagnolo Apennines, grown at the low altitude of 115 mt. above sea level which protects the olive tree from the cold eastern winds and from the north side from the chalky barrier which creates the perfect mild micro-climate to ensure a high quality product. The cultivation of this olive tree dates back to ancient times, with signs of this culture found during the Roman age.
Emerald green with golden reflections, this oil is known for its spicy and slightly bitter distinct taste and is perfect for giving flavour to vegetables and fishes and is a great addition to sauces. The “Brisighello” name is related to a specific region with unique features that sets it apart from surrounding regions, and is distinguished from others by it’s unique variety of olive fruit, the “Nostrana of Brisighella.”
The extra virgin olive oil “Brisighello” DOP can only be obtained by the above mentioned variety of fruit, with a percentage no less than ninety. It is possible to add small amounts of other fruits that come from local olive trees. The largest production is about 5 thousand kg per hectare in specialized olive groves, with a maximum yield allowed of 18% for the oil.
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.