Calabria is an Italian region located at the toe of the boot at the extreme south of the Italian peninsula. The region is known for its splendid crystal blue Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas and is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina.
Calabria has a very unique history and has traditionally been a meeting ground for many different peoples and cultures.
This mix of cultures has allowed Calabria to establish its own distinct identity within Italy and can be witnessed in all aspects of daily life.
The warm climate, proximity to the sea, its mountain ranges and its wild untouched nature allows for the region to be home to some of Italy’s most renowned food and wine products.
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.