The Italian Food Festival is coming back to town, according to a press conference on Tuesday.

On 23 February, the festival will take place in the garden of the Italian Embassy. The festival was held for the first time a year ago.

“It’s like inviting friends to our home for a meal. That’s why we chose to organise the festival at our residence,” says Alessandra Schiavo, the Italian ambassador to Myanmar.

The event is meant to introduce Italian cuisine and beverages to Myanmar citizens. It is also a place to learn who is who in the Italian food scene in the country.

The festival is free entry and the food and drinks will be sold at reasonable prices. Expect pizzas and pastas from acclaimed Italian restaurants like L’Opera and E’cucina at around Ks 8,000.

Bring your little ones as they will have a chance to learn how to make pizza and mozzarella cheese. You can test your wine knowledge at Wine Scent Game. This year’s festival will also include musical entertainment.

The organisers tried to make the event “as plastic free as possible”. Despite some plastic water bottles, all the plates and cutlery at the festival will be made of non-plastic materials such as bamboo, steel, etc.

Parts of the profit will go to charities that are managed by Italian people located in Myanmar to improve the education and/or livelihood of the citizens.

Address: Italian Embassy in Yangon, 40, Natmauk Road, Yangon
Date: February 23 (Sunday)
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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