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Original Theatrical Production “If on a Christmas Night…”

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december 2018

FeaturedCENTItalia: Gusto Cultura!The True Italian Taste at Centennial College from November 13 – 16, 2018

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The True Italian Taste at Centennial College from November 13 – 16, 2018

The third edition of CENTItalia will take place from November 13 to November 16, 2018.  Prominent chefs, food and wine experts, restaurateurs, influencers, educators, journalists, and foodies will come together to celebrate the charm and simplicity of Italian cuisine, showcase the authenticity and traceability of its ingredients and demo regional Italian dishes and specialties, while enhancing their qualities and uniqueness.

This year’s Week of Italian Food and Cuisine will feature a video and a publication on Coffee, its history and culture, and its evolution through the decades; an opening day with tastings on coffee and Italian pastries with the participation of Chef Andrea Tortora,  who was voted best pastry chef in Italy in the “L’Espresso Guide 2019”; workshops, master classes and tasting events for industry people, media, general public and culinary arts students. Regional focus will be on the food excellencies, olive oils and wines of Tuscany, with the participation of a delegation from the Region of Tuscany which includes Michelin Star Chef Silvia Baracchi.  On Friday Nov. 16, a lecture will be given by ICCO’s special guest Oscar Farinetti, founder of Eataly and of FICO in Bologna.

CENTItalia 2018 builds on two successful years of collaboration between Centennial College School of Culinary Arts and the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Ontario.

In 2017 the week’s focus was on authentic Italian Pizza, with the presentation of Pizza Cultura, ICCO’s latest publication, and the attendance of the #1 Mastro Pizzaiolo in Italy Franco Pepe.  Michelin Star chef Cristina Bowerman from Rome and Chef Ugo Mura from IFSE Culinary School in Turin contributed to the success of the event.

In 2016 the week’s main event featured the first ever Italian Food Symposium – included a Q&A with Chef Rob Gentile (Buca Ristorante), as well as a panel discussion with industry experts. Workshops and master classes on food and wine specialties, as well as DOP and IGP products were presented by visiting chefs from Italy. Chef Ugo Mura, Chef Rocco Grisoni, Chef Paolo Cacciani, and Michelin star Chef Filippo Saporito showcased the culinary excellencies of Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Lazio and Tuscany.


DATE: November 13, 2018
TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
COST: Free, Register here
This event marks the official opening of the third edition of CENTItalia, a week-long celebration of authentic Italian food products and cuisine.

Caffe’ Italia will focus on coffee throughout the centuries, its history and its evolution to become one of the most beloved drinks in Italy.

The evening will feature the presentation of ICCO‘s documentary and publication on coffee and a tasting event on coffee specialties and the best Italian desserts prepared by local businesses and a visiting pastry chef from Italy, Chef Andrea Tortora.
Michelin Star Chef Silvia Baracchi will feature authentic Tuscan specialties.


Year Around Event (2018)

18dec6:00 pmFeaturedMichéal Castaldo in concert

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Michéal Castaldo will be performing a Christmas Concert at Blessed Sacrament Church in Toronto on December 18

The Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Avenue in Toronto.

One-hundred percent of the funds from ticket sales will benefit the fundraising goals of the church.

Michéal Castaldo is an award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, and entrepreneur from New York City. He was born in Calabria, Italy, and has fans all over the world.


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm