good idea than this “Village Passione Italia” which has just appeared on the Place du Théâtre in the center of Lille. Ten producers with an accent that sounds like an air of the sweet life offer their sweet and savory specialties. You have until 31 May to fill up parmesanof prosciutto or evenAmaretti.
If there is one point in common between Italy and France, it is the love of good gastronomic products. As with us, eating is part of Italian culture, and if you’ve never crossed the Alps yourself to see it, there’s a way to make your taste buds travel right now at the Place du Theater in Lille.
It is there, right opposite the Opera, that ten producers from Italy have created a gourmet village. There are several regional specialties such as taralli and olives from Puglia for an aperitif accompanied by charcuterie from Calabria and pecorino from Sicily. There are also a whole lot of sweets made from almonds or filled with pistachios that need to be unearthed.
Come on, we give you the full list:
- Antica Masseria di Puglia (Puglia): “Bella di Cerignola” olives, dried tomatoes, antipasti, taralli and olive oil
- Antichi Sapori di Calabria (Calabria): ‘Nduja charcuterie and Caciocavallo and Scamorza cheese
- Dolly jewelry (Veneto): small objects and jewelery in Murano glass
- Fiore delle Alpi (Piedmont): panettoni and cunesi (typical chocolate from Cuneo)
- Italian cheeses (Lombardy): gratta di bufala and other mature cheeses made from cow’s and goat’s milk
- Croccanteria (Lombardy): “Croccantine” biscuits, amaretti, chocolate and pistachio spread
- Sweet Sicily (Sicily): rotisserie and Sicilian pastry (cannoli, aragostin, cassatine)
- Organic Parmigiano Reggiano (Emilia Romagna): Parmesan
- Alba truffles and organic oil (Piedmont) : white and black truffles from Alba, truffle products such as olive oil, rice and cheese
- Viaggio in Sicily (Sicily): charcuterie of Nebrodi black pig and fresh, aged pecorino.
All this beautiful little world came together under the impetus of the Italian Consulate General, the Italian Chamber of Commerce with the support of the Lille Trade Union, which will also be present in the village. Her mission will be to tell you about the other Italian brands already established in Lille and at the same time organize a competition to win baskets of Italian products.
“Village Passione Italia” is from 24 to 31 May from 9:30 to 19:30 at the Place du Théâtre in Lille.