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Ospitalità Italiana Seal of Quality - Italian Restaurants in the World

Ospitalità Italiana

The “Marchio Ospitalità Italiana” is an initiative which aims to certificate the best Italian restaurants all over the world. The project has been conceived by Unioncamere in collaboration with – Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi – and with the support of IS.NA.R.T. – Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche.

Due to a historical Italian tendency to attend human relationships and the quality of life, the culture of the table has become with the passing of time the symbol of hospitality and welcome and food has taken on a value similar to art and music. For these reasons the Italian cuisine has to be defended and protected against adulteration and falsification to preserve the history, culture, quality and authenticity.

     Develop and promote the traditions of the Italian agricultural and food products and valorise the Italian gastronomic culture;
     valorise the image of the Italian Restaurants abroad that guarantee the respect to standard quality of the Italian hospitality;
     create new opportunities and promotion

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     Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana – The Project
     Technical Requirements

Read the article published on E’Italia, number 76
Read the article published on E’Italia, number 77

For further information please contact Caterina Cotugno.

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Italian Hospitality - Italian Quality Experience

The project "Italian Hospitality - Italian Quality Experience" is one of 60 initiatives of the 2015 Agenda Italy – the governmental plan for Expo Milano 2015 (Initiative n.17 - Promote Italy across the world) and involves a series of activities that will run both before and after the Expo 2015.

The objectives are:
- To promote the quaIity of Italian produce by involving the worlwide network of Italian restaurants – Ospitalita’ Italiana and the Network of Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad (CCIE);
- To attract visitors to the Expo pavilions and the digital platform by demonstrating the high level of production and cultural excellence seen throughout the country.
- To endorse the "Italian model" as an original blend of land, talent and tradition and therefore show just how different this country’s history and produce are from those of other countries.

The creative idea
Italian food excellence is now in "3D" .They have distinctive characteristics that make them stand out from other products throughout the world. Not only are they high quality and made using traditional recipes; they have something more. Companies are able to bring a new dimension to their products by reducing waste, increasing food security levels and restoring nutritional well-being all round.

For more information visit www.italianqualityexperience.it

We are pleased to announce that 16 new restaurants have been awarded the Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana Seal of Quality.

• QP x LDN | www.qp-ldn.com/index.html
• Totide | www.totidelondon.co.uk
• Gatti's | www.gattisrestaurant.co.uk
• Fratelli La Bufala –Piccadilly | www.fratellilabufala.eu/londonpiccadilly/home.php
• Fratelli La Bufala –Edgware Road | www.fratellilabufala.eu
• Fratelli La Bufala –Knightsbridge | www.fratellilabufala.eu
• Getti - Jermyn Street | www.getti.com/restaurants/getti-jermyn-street
• Getti - Marylebone High Street | www.getti.com/restaurants/getti-marylebone-high-st
• C'Alice | www.calicerestaurant.com
• 'O ver | www.overuk.com/
• Tuscan Rye | www.tuscankitchenrye.co.uk/
• Ponti’s Italian Kitchen, Oxford Circus | www.pontisitaliankitchen.co.uk/london/
• Ponti’s Italian Kitchen, Fox Valley | www.pontisitaliankitchen.co.uk/sheffield/
• Savini at Criterion | www.saviniatcriterion.co.uk/index.php
• Bibo | www.biborestaurant.com/
• Salvi's | www.salvismanchester.co.uk

Congratulations from the Italian Chamber of Commerce!

Select the country and the city to check the Italian restaurants awarded with Marchio Ospitalitá Italiana around the world

(Makes 8 ramekins)
     6 eggs
     125g caster sugar
     a pinch of salt
     500 ml Fresh whole milk
     2 lemon zest stripes

     200g caster sugar
     75 ml water

Preheat the oven to 140°C. Pour the sugar and the water into a clean stainless steel pan. Cook it, stirring with a wooden spoon over a low heat, until the sugar turns a dark copper colour. Remove the steel pan from the heat and pour the caramel into the moistened ramekins, trying to coat the bottom and the sides.
Pour the milk and the lemon zest stripes in a pot, and heat until almost boiling. In the meanwhile whisk the egg, caster sugar and a pinch of salt together in a bowl until well mixed. Now pour the milk to the eggs, by passing slowly it through a strainer. Continue mixing then filterer it again. Pour the cream prepared into the ramekins. Put all the ramekins in a roasting tin that can easily contain all of it. Fill the tin half-way with boiling water from a kettle. Cover the roasting tin with tinfoil, pay attention to the sides. Cook for an hour, pay attention that the water never boils. Do not overcook the custard, make sure no bubbles are appearing.(in this case, add some ice in the water). After the cooking time, take the crème caramels out of the oven, remove the ramekins from the tin and set on a cooling rack. When cool, transfer to the fridge overnight, before serving.

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