Food and drink

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Italian food and drink

Only with Italy travels by Italy Travel Mood! If food is the soul of Italy, then wine is the lifeblood. Italian food and drink, in all its forms, presents an opportunity to get acquainted with specific regions and local customs through their cuisine. Considerable knowledge has been handed down from generation to generation, which is evident in the quality of the produce. You only need to take a brief glance at Italian products on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) lists to recognize this. Italian bread, pasta, cheese, oil, fruit, vegetables, cereals, fresh or cured meat, and fish, are firmly rooted in regions, leading to a rich diversity in culinary traditions. This intimate journey to the hearts, minds, and stomachs of Italians is evident in an Italian picnic enjoyed in the park or countryside, or food lovers united at a candlelit dinner. As well as an abundance of culinary delights, there is a drink for every occasion. Italian fine wines and spirits are paired to the before, during and afterwards. Choose a glass of Brunello, Chianti or Franciacorta from a wine list that is synonymous with quality, and quintessentially Italian. Select a refreshing craft beer for a taste of modern Italy, or a taste of tradition with a Vin Santo, Grappa or Limoncello.
A day in the Italian kitchen
A day in the kitchen is time well spent. Suffice to say, a day in the kitchen is even better in good company, preparing excellent food, and reaping the benefits of all your hard work at the end of the day - or even before! The process of making pasta, kneading bread, preparing a simple sauce, or a traditional tiramisù for dessert, is all about sharing fresh, flavorsome, homemade dishes, alongside conversation, laughter, and friendship.
The right place to go
Our team of local experts is well positioned to lead you to your heart’s desire, whether that is an Italian picnic or a candlelit dinner for two. There is always a sense of occasion if you know the right place to go. Food and drink is at the centre of everyday meals at home, evenings out with friends, local festivals, and special occasions such as private family events in intimate settings. Sit back, slow down, eat and drink in Italian time.
Always the perfect reason to pop a cork
Seasonal food, local suppliers, and regional food festivals are the jewel in the crown of Italian food and drink. A thriving scene of local independents is well served by excellent local suppliers, and a network of seasonal food and drink festivals throughout the calendar year. For example, the Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo Bianco Alba is unmissable for exceptionally delicious (and valuable!) truffles, and the Festa del Prosecco is the perfect reason to pop a cork.
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