Like all grape varieties containing the word “Greco” or references to Greece in their name, the Greco Bianco grape has origins in the Hellenic Peninsula.
During their migrations to Italy, Greek settlers brought with them many grape seeds, which later gave rise to numerous grape varieties in central and southern Italy, all sharing the root “Greco.” In the Calabrian version of Greco, “bianco” does not refer to the color but to the eponymous town located on the Ionian coast of Calabria.
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.