Valpolicella, the olive oil district of Verona, extends along the Adige river on the right bank and encompasses the wine-growing regions of Amarone and Recioto and continues into the Bianco di Soave wine-growing area. This territory is characterized by villas and castles that are situated among the vineyards, while the olive groves grow in areas of more rugged calcareous soil.
The olives are harvested directly from the plant by hand or with combs. The olives are brought to the mill and processed on the same day and done only with mechanical and physical processes (including maintaining the temperature below 30 ° throughout the entire process) to guarantee that the oil maintains the distinct characteristics found in the fruit.
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.