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Experience the Flavors of Italy at Italian Cuisine Week in the World in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: The Embassy of Italy in Thailand, the Italian Trade Agency in Thailand, and the Italian Cambodian Business Association (ICBA) are thrilled to announce the commencement of the 8th Edition of Italian Cuisine Week in the World in Cambodia. This gastronomic celebration is scheduled to unfold from November 19 to 26, 2023. Designed to promote Italian food and wine culture, the event is set to captivate Cambodia, as numerous Italian restaurants in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Kampot, and Kep gear up to present special menus and wine promotions throughout the week.

His Excellency Mr. Paolo Dionisi, the Italian Ambassador to Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "This extraordinary festival of Italian gastronomy is a global culinary extravaganza that highlights the rich and diverse flavors of Italian cuisine and the country's renowned list of the world's finest wines. Italian Cuisine Week is celebrated annually in about 110 countries worldwide. Following the festivities in Bangkok, Cambodia will join the celebration next week. We are delighted that the celebration of Italian Cuisine Week in Cambodia will extend not only to Phnom Penh but also to Siem Reap, Kampot, and the beach town of Kep."

Ms. Paola Guida, Italian Trade Commissioner-Thailand & Myanmar, provided insights into the exciting events lined up for the Italian Cuisine Week in Cambodia 2023. Organized by ICE-Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Bangkok, ICBA Italian Cambodian Business Association, and Ideal Distribution (Cambodia), the highlight of the week will be the Wine Master Class and Walk Around Tasting at the iconic Raffles Hotel Le Royal, Phnom Penh, on November 21, 2023.

The afternoon masterclass, commencing at 2 p.m., is tailored for professionals, while the evening masterclass, designed for public members passionate about Italian wines, starts at 6 p.m. The renowned wine expert, a certified professional Sommelier Asst Prof. Falan Srisuriyachai, will lead these masterclasses, promising an enlightening experience. The evening will conclude with a Walk-around Tasting from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Ms. Guida disclosed key highlights of the Wine Masterclass and Walk Around Tasting, including Wine and Food Pairing Technique, where participants can discover the art of pairing Italian wines with delectable Italian cuisine, elevating the dining experience to new heights. Italian Wine Tasting will explore the nuances and intricacies of Italian wines, from the bold reds to the crisp whites. Additionally, there will be a Wine Analysis Workshop, delving deep into the world of wine analysis and teaching participants to discern the subtle flavors and aromas that make each bottle unique.

To secure your spot for these unforgettable event at Raffles Hotel Le Royal by completing the registration form before the deadline on November 17, 2023. (

Registrations received after the RSVP date will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability. A confirmation email will be sent to participants from after submitting the registration form.

Join in the celebration of the heritage and flavors of Italian Cuisine, exploring special offers from Italian restaurants certified Ospitalità Italiana 2023 around Cambodia.

Participating Italian restaurants include IL Forno, Limoncello, Siena, Terrazza, and Genova Trattoria in Phnom Penh.

IL Forno, Mama Shop, Fellini, Italian House by Gio' in Siem Reap.

L’Osteria, Marina Italian Restaurant, Martini restaurant in Kampot and Kep.

The Italian Cuisine Week in the World is more than just a culinary event; it's a celebration of Italian food and wine culture, showcasing the excellence of Italian cuisine as a UNESCO-nominated Heritage and its cultural significance worldwide. For more information, visit the ITA Bangkok Facebook Page .

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