On Saturday, June 30th, New York served as a perfect setting to unveil the second date of the 100per100 Italian 2018 an evening dedicated to honoring the true patrons of Italian Food in the Big Apple.

I Love Italian Food cultural Association announced the names of the professionals who have stood out in promoting the real Italian food in NYC. During last months, indeed, 100 Italian professionals from the network of I Love Italian Food, based in the Big Apple and experts in the made in Italy, have been involved in the project to suggest the names of the realities that every day distinguish themselves in offering an authentic Italian cuisine, to the American consumers as well. 

According to Mr Alessandro Schiatti, CEO and co-founder of I Love Italian Food “Our missions is spreading the culture of Italian food worldwide and it’s our responsibility and pride rewarding all those professionals that work hardly everyday to spread the real Italian food in the world.”

And for the awards this year the eight 100per100 Italian Awards were given during the 100per100 Italian Gala, hold at the Scavolini Soho Gallery.

For the category 100per100 Italian Menu, through the recommendations of the network, the award went to Norma Gastronomia Siciliana, Italian restaurant which offers a menu that is totally free from any other culinary culture contamination.

100per100 Italian Gelato went to L’Arte del Gelato, that produces and offers the experience of a real homemade Italian gelato abroad.

The recognition will not be complete without the awards of ‘The real Italian pizza’, prepared according to the Neapolitan tradition, using 100% made in Italy ingredients. The award 100per100 Italian Pizza went with an ex aequo to two symbol realities of the made in Italy in New York: Ribalta, a pizzeria concept in the Big Apple, leaded by Pasquale Cozzolino and Rosario Procino, and Sorbillo, new entry in the world of Italian pizzeria in NY and the right place to taste the famous fried pizza by Gino Sorbillo.

For the 100per100 Italian Espresso award, the network of I Love Italian Food has no doubts that Eataly Flatiron is the perfect place not only to taste the real Italian Espresso, but also the venue to enjoy a moment of relaxation and conviviality, in the Italian way.

An emerging name, but already successful in the panorama of the Italian cuisine in New York for the 100per100 Italian Chef award, given to Silvia Barban: talented, with Italian origins of course, contestants on TV cooking shows and, at the moment, leading LaRina Pastificio & Vino, in the heart of Brooklyn.

Finally, 100per100 Italian Restaurant, a very special award that went ex aequo to two key realities of the made in Italy in New York: Piccola Cucina, leaded by Chef Philip Guardione, and Tarallucci e Vino founded in 2001 by Luca Di Pietro, both contributing to the promulgation of the real Italian cuisine in New York.

The event was a huge success, thanks to the support of the partners of I Love Italian Food: Scavolini, AICNY, Parmissimo, Consorzio dell’Aceto Balsamico di Modena IGP, Bellavista, Contadi Castaldi, Olitalia, Gustoso e infine i-Italy e Dissapore.