Tiramisu is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese and flavoured with cocoa.


The origins of Tiramisu are often disputed among Italian regions, however it is almost certainly from northern Italy, specifically from the regions of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The history of tiramisù is quite recent, it is thought to have been invented 1960s at the restaurant “Le Beccherie” in Treviso, Veneto, by the restaurant’s owner Roberto Linguanotto, although that story is often disputed, with other accounts tracing the origins of the cake back to the 17th century.

Nevertheless, tiramisù gained popularity very quickly, becoming one of the most popular Italian desserts of the 20th century. Today, it continues to be served and enjoyed in Italian restaurants around the world often paired with a sweet Italian dessert wine such as Vin Santo

true italian taste

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.