The “Week of Italian Cuisine” in Nigeria has ended, and we would like to reminisce on the final days of the celebration.
Chef Tracy Eboigbodin, the winner of MasterChef Italia, visited the city of Lagos for the Grand finale after a tour in the celebration of the “Week of Italian Cuisine” in Nigeria. It was an activity-packed few days, and we are here to give you the inside scoop on what went down.
On Thursday the 17th of November, the first day of Chef Tracy’s visit to Lagos, she curated a special dinner at Zaza Restaurant with food bloggers and influencers such as Chef Miyonse, Opeyemi Famakin, Lost in Lagos, Bella Naija and Lagos food association who experienced food and wine of Italian culinary expertise. It was a night dedicated to Italian cuisine, food lovers and eventually a great and fun time.
The second day saw us at The Wine Lab restaurant for a special wine tasting paired with some Venetian cicchetti, the typical tapas from Venice. Tracy, experiencing herself the similarity between Nigerian cuisine and the famous Venetian nibbles, curated a singular menu to fuse the two cultures together, while the Wine Lab sommelier created a fusion experience between food and wine. It truly was indeed a spectacular way to celebrate Italian cuisine.
You know how they say the third time’s the charm? Well, day 3 brought an amazing week to a beautiful end as the day started out with a masterclass by Chef Tracy teaching us the fine art of “La Pasta”. I mean, what better way to learn about pasta than from the food maestro herself. It was intriguing and fun. Thereafter, lunch was served at La Taverna with a special menu curated by Chef Tracy and guest appearances of some major food and lifestyle influencers and blogs such as Bella Naija, Chef Vee and Your food Geek.
It truly was an exciting week celebrating Good food, fine wine and the beautiful Italian culture courtesy the Italian Embassy in Abuja and the Italian consulate in Lagos.
Also, Bottega Pascucci came through with the delectable desserts, Best Trade Nigeria with the unending wine we had through the events of the week and Little Italy for the key ingredients and antipastos.