ISLAMABAD: Food enthusiasts in Islamabad and Rawalpindi flocked to the Zigolini restaurant at Islamabad Marriott Hotel to savor the exquisite flavors of Italian cuisine during the annual Italian Food Week. The event, a regular feature, drew a diverse crowd eager to indulge in mouth-watering Italian dishes.
Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan, Andreas Ferrarese, expressed his enthusiasm for the Italian Food Week tradition, which is joyously celebrated each year. The highlight of this year’s festivities was a special cooking session led by Ambassador Ferrarese and his wife, Albana Ferrarese.
Addressing the gathering, Ambassador Ferrarese shared insights into the significance of the Italian Food Week and introduced a unique addition to this year’s celebration—the unveiling of a distinctive variety of olive oil. The cooking session showcased the exceptional qualities of this olive oil, emphasizing its pivotal role in infusing each dish with the authentic flavors that define Italian cuisine.
Italian Food Week
The culinary experience was a delightful journey that celebrated tradition while introducing innovative elements, symbolizing the evolving nature of Italian culinary excellence. Ambassador Ferrarese expressed his gratitude to his wife and the embassy staff for their contributions in organizing the event.
In a reminiscent note, the ambassador recalled his last cooking session on November 26, 2020, where he prepared pasta—a dish he used to cook as a student for its affordability and ease of preparation. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the culinary creations, marking another successful edition of the Italian Food Week in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.