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Italian Food Festival at the Delegates Dining Room (7 to 11 December 2015)

(December 08, 2015)
Five days to celebrate the best of Italian cuisine at the UN Headquarters on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Italy’s entry into the United Nations.

Come and rediscover the Italian Culture and Cuisine at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room from 7-11 December 2015, 11:30am –2:30pm sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations.  The lunch buffet will feature menus designed and prepared by a select group of Italy’s top Michelin Star Rated Executive chefs.   

Early reservations are highly recommended. Please call 917-367-3314 or go to www.ddr-reservations.com to make a reservation. Internal UN/External price: $29.99/$34.99

The Italian Food Festival is entirely devoted to Italian food and wines of the highest quality. It is launched by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations, taking place from the 7th to the 11th of December in the Delegates Dining Room of the UN Headquarters.

It is an occasion to promote the best of Italian food production in the year that marks the 60th Anniversary of Italy’s joining the United Nations.


The Italian Food Festival will feature a detailed presentation of food and wines through very high quality offerings of 5 well-known Italian chefs (among which primarily Filippo La Mantia from Sicily, then Sonia Balacchi and Michele Biagiola).

These chefs were chosen by Italia di Gusto - a franchise selling the best gourmet food products Italy can offer - which was designated by the Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN to organize the event.

During the five-day Festival, delegates, guests and members of the press will have the opportunity to taste and enjoy food and wines that represent the highest level of Italian culinary culture of the different Regions of Italy - the result of centuries-old traditions and customs, handed down from one generation to the other.


Indeed Italy’s culinary culture, epitomized by the Mediterranean diet, based on healthy and well-balanced food, was inscribed by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. It is an appropriate fit for the UN Goals of healthy and sustainable nourishment, as announced in the Charter of Milan, which was presented to the UN Secretary-General during EXPO Milano 2015 on the occasion of World Food Day.

For Reservations go to www.ddr-reservations.com






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