Kenya: Italian food festival kicks off in Nairobi at Artcaffé market
Whether it’s simple spaghetti with meatballs or a complex dish of truffle risotto, Italian cuisine always reigns supreme, often capturing the minds, hearts and stomachs of many.
In Italy, they say that every meal is made with love and it is a fact. There’s just something about every Italian dish that makes you lick your fingers and want more.
Artcaffé Market and the Italian Embassy kicked off the Italian May festivities in Nairobi with an exclusive afternoon of food and drink and everything Italian at the large and beautiful Artcaffé Market gourmet food store on Rhapta Road at Westlands. Invited guests got a taste of what to expect all month of May, where shoppers can discover, taste and take home authentic and traditional Italian produce, from pasta and prosecco to gelato and pizza, cheese and wine and more.
Italian month is all about discovering the flavors and flair of Italian culture and cuisine. The market and market cellar have been transformed into a wonderland filled with Italian scenes, products and experiences.
In 2016, in a survey of 24 countries, pizza and pasta took first place. An international YouGov study of more than 25,000 people in 24 countries found that pizza and pasta were among the most popular foods in the world because Italian food beats everyone.
Sagi Vaknin, CEO of Artcaffé Group, said: “Italian cuisine has the ability to bring people together. By curating the best experiences and providing the most authentic products, Nairobi residents will be able to recreate the spirit of la dolce vita at home, in true Artcafé fashion.”
He further pointed out that “this marks the first of many cultural experiences planned for the Artcaffé Market. Rhapta Square will become a must-visit destination for food lovers to discover and delight in the many cuisines from around the world.”