Italian Cuisine Week Bellavita

Celebrating Italian Cuisine Week at The Bellavita Academy

“Who’s For Dinner?” had the pleasure of attending the launch of Italian Cuisine Week (20th-26th November 2017) at the Bellavita Academy.
This celebration of Italian cuisine includes prestigious workshops, wine tastings and appointments for the trade as well as exclusive tastings, aperitivo nights and demonstrations open to the public.
The launch event was as well organised and informative as one would expect. Bellavita has always done a great job of representing Italian food in the UK and continues to be trailblazer in the Italian food sector on an international level.
The Italian Ambassador of London Pasquale Terracciano, coordinator of this project with Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will gave us an overview of the whole project and shared his support of the work that Bellavita undertakes to enhance the Italian food brand.
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The presentation was followed by an Italian Aperitivo where we had the chance to taste a selection of new Italian Food delicatessen & Wines just launched in the UK including cheeses, sliced meat, vegan alternatives and sweet treats.
We were able to taste authentic Neapolitan pizza made fresh in front of you as well as ravioli and risotto.

Ronke Lawal at The Bellavita Academy

Italian Cuisine Week Bellavita

We also had fun making pizza  dough with Bellavita culinary Master Pizzaiolo.
For more information visit The Bellavista Academy website.

Christmas With Carluccio’s

Carluccio’s is a trusted restaurant chain and firm favourite for those looking for consistent, quality Italian food. Antonio Carluccio became synonymous with Italian food in the UK, affectionately known as the “Godfather of Italian Gastronomy”.  Over 20 years ago, Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio, driven by a genuine passion for artisan Italian produce, began sourcing and carefully curating the very best products from the length and breadth of Italy. To this day they never use a middle man, but deal directly with specialist producers to bring us the very best of Italy and you can most certainly see the care and attention to detail taken in selecting the produce in the range.

This year, Carluccio’s Christmas collection tells the story of its unique suppliers and their dedication to their craft; from family bakeries in Veneto and Genoa, to farmers in the hills of Piemonte and clementine growers in Calabria. As well as those hero products that are a must-have at Christmas, Carluccio’s bring you its largest range of panettone to date; from the most traditional, to prosecco cream-filled and limoncello-spiked varieties and, for the first time, a gluten-free option.

Limoncello Cups

Vin Santo and Panforte

We’ve had the chance to sample some of the items from The Carluccio’s Christmas collection and have to say that the  panettone  and limoncello cups are sublime. If you’re looking for foodie Christmas gift ideas you will have so much to choose from here. All of Carluccio’s products are available in-store from the end of October and online at