Home to the automotive giant Fiat, now FCA, the region has helped elevate the country from its tumultuous post second world war economy to its more recognizable industrious iteration. This interplay between industry and culture, has become the backbone of Piedmont.
Once home to the House of Savoy and briefly held as the capital of Italy, Turin has become in many ways the beating heart of Piedmont, leading the way historically and financially for the surrounding area.
Having been a key city in Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, the city of Turin retains an element of French flair. With its large boulevards and alpine backdrop, the city like so many in Northern Italy reflects the varied cultural influences seen throughout its past.
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.