In Calabria, in the province of Reggio Calabria, a small urban center overlooks the Ionian Sea: Bova Marina. An ideal destination at any time of the year thanks to its temperate climate, Bova Marina is the perfect place to relax and enjoy sun, sea, history, nature, good food, and fine wine.
Among the most well-known red wines in the area, you’ll find Palizzi IGT. The geographical indication “Palizzi” is reserved for the musts and wines derived from grapes whose production area includes the entire territory of the municipalities of Bova, Bova Marina, Brancaleone, Condofuri, Palizzi, and Staiti in the province of Reggio Calabria. This wine is made from the Nerello Calabrese grape variety and is known for its intense ruby color.
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.