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Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards 2011 (Photo Gallery)

International Day of Italian Cuisines

The IDIC is also a moment for the promotion of oenogastronomic culture in general and, therefore, for the second year, the Italian Cuisine Worldwide Awards, the Oscars of Italian cuisine were granted during a gala dinner prepared by Massimiliano Alajmo, the three-Michelin-starred chef of Le Calandre di Rubano, Padua, Region of Veneto. Among those awarded for the USA, were the chefs Paul Bartolotta and Mario Batali, the restaurateurs Tony May and Dorothy Cann Hamilton, directress of the International Culinary Center of New York.

Two of the Oscars awarded this year went to the restaurateurs Beppe de Vito and Roberto Galetti of Singapore. The exclusive statuettes in ceramics from Faenza, fashioned by the sculptor Goffredo Gaeta, were delivered to them in Singapore, during a lunch prepared by Massimo Bottura, of the Osteria Francescana di Modena, Region of Emilia Romagna, at the Forlino restaurant, where the President of the GVCI, Mario Caramella, had just arrived as chef owner.