Living All’Italiana - montreal


Souper Gourmand Italien

  • Souper Gourmand Chez Soi – Chef Giovanni Baldolini

Participate in our 3rd Souper Gourmand italien Chez Soi, an initiative of Wine and Travel Italy at Home! Chef Giovanni Baldolini from Restaurant Fiorellino will be on hand to prepare delicious recipes made from authentic Italian ingredients!  

Chef Giovanni Baldolini

Giovanni Baldolini was born in Rome in 1993. He developed a great passion for cooking during his youth, under the influence of his grandmothers and his uncle who also owned a restaurant. As a graduated from one of the best Italian hotel schools in Spoleto, the Istituto alberghiero de Carolis, he completed various internships in Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Lazio, Sardinia, Calabria and Sicily. He then worked in some of the best hotels and restaurants in the capital, and in 2018 he decided to leave for Montreal to discover local flavors, where he became the chef at Restaurant Fiorellino, in Outremont.

Guénaël Revel, Master of Ceremonies

To enhance our Souper Gourmand Chez Soi, our master of ceremonies Guénaël Revel, or “Monsieur Bulles”, author of several books on wine, will transport you through the viticultural history of Tuscany through the discovery of 2 wines from the region : Castello di Volpaia Chianti Classico 2017 DOCG et Brancaia Chianti Classico DOCG.


A word from Valentino Tesi, Italy’s best sommelier

We will also have the honour to hear a few words from Valentino Tesi, renowned sommelier and an expert in Chianti Classico wines for which he has the title of the First Master of Chianti Classico 2019.

Valentino Tesi is a professor sommelier at the Italian Sommeliers Association. He is the recipient of numerous awards: Winner of the Best Sommelier trophy at Vermentino 2017, Best Sommelier in Tuscany 2019, First Master of Chianti Classico 2019 and Best Sommelier in Italy in office.


Recipe and Ingredients

Do you want to cook along with Chef Giovanni Baldolini? You can get the following authentic products from Fruiterie Milano to prepare the dishes: Pecorino Toscano DOP, Prosciutto Toscano DOP, Finocchiona IGP and Frantoio Malavalle Olio extravergine di oliva Toscano IGP.

Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe

  • 650 g whole flour
  • 350 g semolina
  • 60 g of grated Pecorino Toscano DOP
  • Black peppercorns

Mix the flour and semolina, pour them on a work surface and add 160 ml of water. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, make a small ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then spread the dough before inserting it into the pasta machine.

Grill the black peppercorns in a pan and then grind them by hand in a mortar. Put water to boil in a saucepan and salt. In a bowl, mix the grated Pecorino with a little cooking water be sure to mix well to remove all the lumps.

Drain the pasta al dente and finish cooking in the pan, adding the Pecorino sauce and a little more cooking water if necessary. Add the ground pepper and serve on a plate with a little grated Pecorino and pepper.


  • 1150 g of veal
  • 30 g Prosciutto Toscano crudo DOP (2 slices)
  • 4 sage leaves
  • 50 ml white wine
  • 25 g butter
  • 20 g flour
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper

Lightly pound the veal slices until thin, then place the sage on top followed by Prosciutto and keep everything together with a toothpick. Put the flour in a plate and use it to coat the slices of veal. In a frying pan with oil, fry the slices starting from the side with the Prosciutto until both sides are golden. Finally, glaze with the white wine, and add the knob of butter, reduce and serve.

Focaccia di Finocchiona 

  • 400g pizza dough
  • 70g Finocchiona Toscana IGP (6 slices)
  • Pecorino Toscano DOP flakes
  • Mozzarella
  • Arugula
  • Balsamic vinegar reduction

Make the pizza dough and let stand for 2 hours, then spread on an oiled baking sheet and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 400 ° F for 8 minutes. Take out and add the chopped mozzarella and the Pecorino flakes and return to the oven until cooked. Take out and add the Finocchiona Toscana IGP along with the arugula leaves, the flaked Pecorino and a few drops of balsamic vinegar reduction.

Discover the Italian Region of Tuscany

Filippo Magnani, one of the most renowned wine tourism experts, will intervene to present you incredible tourist packages to Tuscany. They are available on here. Get ready for the reopening of Italy’s borders by preparing for your next stay in Tuscany now!

Win a dinner for two valued at $100 at our partner restaurant Fiorellino. The perfect opportunity to taste authentic Italian dishes, cooked by chef Giovanni!
➡️ Make one of the recipes presented by chef Giovanni during our Souper Gourmand Chez Soi taking place on July 7th
➡️ Comment on this  Facebook post with the photo of your creation and tag the person you want to bring with you to Fiorellino.
➡️ Share this contest with your friends!
➡️ Like the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada on Facebook.

You have until Tuesday July 14th at 6 p.m. to participate!
A draw will take place among the participants and the winner will be announced the following day on the ICCC’s Facebook page..

Good luck !

  • Souper Gourmand Italien Chez Soi – Roberto Stabile

Transport yourself to Italy for a authentic culinary experience…from home!

This unique initiative, under the auspices of Wine and Travel Italy @ Home is intended for members, clients and partners of the ICCC, and invites them on a gastronomic trip to discover Italy from home.

Roberto Stabile, chef and owner of Primo & Secondo, will be on hand to prepare some of his authentic Italian dishes, live:

– Gnocco fritto e Culatello di Zibello DOP
– Gnudi di ricotta, Mortadella di Bologna IGP e spinaci con burro, pistacchio e salvia
– Gelato alla vaniglia e fragole con Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena IGP

Day: June 17th 2020
Time: 6pm-7pm

Participants can purchase the follow ingredients for the preparation of the recipes:

Culatello di Zibello DOP – available at Boucherie Capitol
Mortadella di Bologna IGP – available at Boucherie Capitol
Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena IGP – available at Fruiterie Milano
Parmigiano Reggiano DOP – available at Fruiterie Milano and at Boucherie Capitol

Chef-owner of Restaurant Primo & Secondo, Roberto Stabile, prides himself with the simplicity of Italian cuisine. With experience spanning over a quarter of a century, Chef Roberto, who just came back from a trip to Emilia-Romagna to meet with local producers and taste their authentic recipes, began his career alongside his mother, challenging him to be true to his roots. Masterfully creating delectable dishes comprised of Quebec’s finest produce and Italy’s DOP/IGP certified imports, Chef Roberto continues to impress foodies with his art, serving up a taste of Italy!

Did you miss our first Souper gourmand italien chez soi?
No problem! Click here to watch chef Graziella Battista of Restaurant Graziella preparing her delicious Crostata di Riso, asparagus e guanciale.

Wine & Travel Italy Roadshow

  • Wine & Travel Italy Roadshow

As part of the 5th Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Wine and Travel Italy celebrates with several activities dedicated to the great culinary tradition of Italy and its authentic regional gastronomic specialties:

Date: November 2020