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Italian Chamber’s Aperitivo event returns

(From right to left)- Ms. Rachele Garbuglia (Marketing Manager), Mr. Alessandro Mazzocco (Itasia Industries Corporation) Ms. Valentina Incognito and Ms. Anju Kidambi

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines’ acclaimed networking event is back for its second 2016 edition. Its previous five events had great success, which attracted many celebrities, VIPs, embassy staff, numerous expats, local businessmen, food and wine lovers and networking enthusiasts.


The second “L’Aperitivo Italiano” of 2016, will be held on April 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Seda Hotel, 30th Street corner 11th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


As a special social corporate responsibility activity, 10 percent of the Aperitivo Italiano revenue will be devolved to “SUNNY SONNY STORY” Social Enterprise which will donate special lanterns (an inflatable, water -and shatterproof solar LED lantern that can be employed in the field of Emergency Prevention and Response) to indigent communities in the Philippines.


During the event, Mr. Giuseppe Rondini from My Wine will exhibit the art of wine tasting combined with suggestions on ideal food paring. L’Aperitivo Italiano will also launch a special lamb dish cooked the real Italian way as a highlight of the Event.


Historically, the word “Aperitivo” originates from the Latin verb Aprire which means ‘to open’ – while the idea behind is about an alcoholic pre-dinner drink that opens (or stimulates) the appetite. The most common drinks during an Aperitivo are simply red and white wines from Italy, and various other drinks and mixers like Prosecco, Spritz, Campari, Bellini and many others.


Italians love having this pre-dinner drink accompanied with various antipasti, cold cuts like Parma-ham, Milano-salami, various sausages, parmesan cheese with other mixed cheese plates, mini pizzas (pizzette), Caprese and other cold salads, preserved vegetables such as mini onions, bell peppers and other local delicacies.


After a long working day, the Aperitivo is the best relief from a stressful day. Meeting up with friends, colleagues, neighbors and new people is a much more than a typical happy hour event. It is rather a stylish way to enjoy good food and drinks in good company. Ultimately the Aperitivo is, for many Filipinos and expats, a social lifestyle event with Italian gastronomic flair where guests have the privilege to enjoy the best Italian wines and tasty appetizers. Attending this exciting event may be a great opportunity to establish new connections with other guests.


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, with its various initiatives has definitely set a trend for the Manila business networking scene. Social events, trade missions, exhibitions, trainings and team building events together with various other services build the core of the new philosophy of this vibrant chamber. Its members are happy to be part of such a vibrant group which is rapidly expanding and conquering more and more businesses, entities and organizations.