International Chef Congress Identita Golose in New York

Luciana Bianchi - 30/10/2011

Stellar Line Up of Italian Chefs Join New York City’s Top Chefs for a Two-Day Celebration of Italian Gastronomy on:

31st Oct and 1st Nov

The two-day congress devoted to Italian gastronomy will showcase Italy’s top chefs, winemakers and artisan producers.

IDENTITÀ NEW YORK will feature two days of cooking demonstrations with 12 top chefs, wine classes from prestigious Italian winemakers as well as tasting events with leading food producers of Italy. This year’s congress will follow a new format; a stellar line up of Italy’s most acclaimed chefs including Massimo Bottura, Moreno Cedroni, Carlo Cracco, Gennaro Esposito, Davide Scabin, and Emanuele Scarello, will be paired with six of New York City’s top chefs including Mario Batali, Jonathan Benno, Wylie Dufresne, Mark Ladner, Missy Robbins and Michael White to discuss contemporary trends in Italian gastronomy and prepare signature dishes for the attendees to sample.
The two days of exceptional show cooking will culminate in a six-course dinner prepared by all 12 chefs and hosted by chef, author, restaurateur, and TV personality Lidia Bastianich at Eataly’s Birreria on 1st Nov.

Massimo Bottura and Paolo Marchi

“There's a huge demand for products of authentic Italian quality in the world today. We can no longer be satisfied with food that is only superficially Italian or that continues to promote stereotypes from the past," says IDENTITÀ GOLOSE Founder Paolo Marchi. “Our mission at IDENTITÀ GOLOSE is to share with the world Italy’s rich regional cuisines as it is interpreted in a contemporary context by these great Italian Chefs, who also add their own thoughts and unique experiences.” In addition to the cooking demonstrations, there will be hour-long wine classes at La Scuola di Eataly led by some of the most renowned wineries in Italy including: Allegrini, Antinori, Bastianich, Ferrari, Frescobaldi, Lungarotti, and Mirafiore as well as tastings of gastronomic specialties and products from regions across Italy.
Moreno Cedroni


Monday, October 31ST 11:00 AM

2:00 PM 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Massimo Bottura –Osteria Francescana, Modena, Italy -

Mario Batali – Babbo, Otto, Esca, OsteriaMozza, B&B Ristorante, Del Posto, and other notable restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Singapore -

Moreno Cedroni – Madonnina del Pescatore, Senigallia, Italy -

Jonathan Benno – Lincoln, New York -

Emanuele Scarello – Agli Amici, Udine, Italy -

Missy Robbins – A Voce, New York -

DavideScabin – Combal.Zero, Rivoli, Italy -

Mark Ladner –Del Posto,New York -

Tuesday, November 1ST 11:00 AM

Gennaro Esposito – Torre del Saracino, Naples, Italy -

Michael White – Marea, New York – 2:00 PM

Carlo Cracco – Cracco, Milan, Italy -

Wylie Dufresne – WD-50, New York -



Tuesday, November 1ST at 7:00 PM

Six-Course Dinner prepared by all 12 participating Italian and NYC chefs.


Monday, October 31ST 12:30-1:30 PM

Mirafiore 3:30-4:30 PM

Antinori 6:30-7:30 PM

Tuesday, November 1ST 12:30-1:30 PM

Frescobaldi 3:30-4:30 PM

Allegrini 6:30-7:30 PM

For more information please call 212-539-0204, Ext. 304 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) or visit

Press info/images Luciana Bianchi is chef de cuisine and food writer, works as International Editor correspondent for the Brazilian gourmet magazine,Prazeres da Mesa, and contributes to several publications around the world.
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