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Ankara was a celebration for the final step of La Vita è Dolce World Tour


La Vita è dolce arrived in Ankara, the capital of Turkey for the final step of our World Tour. Panettone was the protagonist at Mezzaluna Restaurant where Executive Chef Daniel Evangelista featured in the menu his Panettone with Parmigiano´s Fonduta and Amarena for one week. But he didn´t stop there, this week long celebration had an anteprima organised by Daniel in collaboration with the local Italian Institute of Culture: for two days Francesco Elmi, the executive pastry chef who realised all the step by step recipes of La Vita è dolce was a special guest and conducted courses of pasticceria italiana with great success and a huge press turn up. (see photo left: Francesco Elmi, Daniel Evangelista and Roberto Mastrogiorgio who will take over as Mezzaluna´s Executive Chef starting this month while Daniele takes a new challenge as Executive Chef of the Grand Plaza Ramada Hotel) LVED has been a wonderful experience for us at itchefs-gvci, for our chefs and our readers. The objective of La Vita è Dolce, as we said at the beginning of this journey, is to reassert the authenticity of il dolce and to save it from excessive and unnecessary falsifications.A way to contiue with our task of enhancing the appreciation of Italian cuisine, in this case pasticceria, around the world!

1. Daniel´s version of Panettone at Mezzaluna, 2. Francesco and Daniel teaching the pastry course, 3. Elmi painting on a model with chocolate as apeared in the Turkish press, 4. Group picture with students