On 30 June, the second edition of 100per100 Italian 2018 was held in New York, at the Scavolini Soho Gallery, an event organized by the cultural association I Love Italian Food, during which eight professionals were awarded for their promotion of the true Italian Food in the Big Apple. I Love Italian Food is a non-profit cultural association founded in 2013 that promotes and defends the true Italian food and wine culture in the world, which currently has a billion digital contacts worldwide. To select the winners, a hundred professionals (belonging to the network of I Love Italian Food and living in New York) were involved. They have chosen all those realities that every day offer authentic Italian cuisine even to American customers.
Here are the winners:
For the 100per100 Italian Menu category, the award went to Norma Gastronomia Siciliana, an Italian restaurant that offers a menu without any contamination from other culinary cultures. It was then the turn of 100per100 Italian Gelato with the award that went to the homemade ice cream shop L’Arte del Gelato. We could not miss a prize dedicated to real Italian pizza, prepared according to the Neapolitan tradition and with ingredients 100% made in Italy. The 100per100 Italian Pizza has been awarded on a par with two realities that represent Italianity in New York: Ribalta, historical pizzeria of the Big Apple, and Sorbillo, recently opened but already a very popular place where you can taste the famous fried pizza by Gino Sorbillo. As for coffee, the 100per100 Italian Espresso award went to Eataly Flatiron, the perfect place to enjoy the real Italian espresso but also to spend some relaxing moments. The 100per100 Italian Chef award went to Silvia Barban: executive chef and co-owner of LaRina Pastificio & Vino, a restaurant located in the heart of Brooklyn specialized in the preparation of pasta. Finally, for 100per100 Italian Restaurant, the award was given to two cornerstone Italian restaurant in New York which are Piccola Cucina, led by Chef Philip Guardione, and Tarallucci e Vino, opened in 2001 by Luca Di Pietro.