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Italy's most famous foods - buffalo mozzarella and Neapolitan pizza - are coming to the streets of Geneva and London as part of a haute cuisine congress known as Le Strade della Mozzarella.
The gourmet food festival dubbed The Mozzarella Roads is an annual celebration that takes place in the Italian town of Paestrum, located near Naples. Now, it has gone on the road. Its first international stop was in Paris last fall but this year includes a visit to Geneva's Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues and London's historic Baglioni Hotel.
On February 17th, Geneva will host Italian chefs Saverio Sbaragli, Ilario Vinciguerra and Peppe Guida for a spectacular one-day event celebrating Neapolitan pizza. Then the newly opened Kytaly restaurant will showcase the delicious creations of famous pizzamakers Franco Pepe, Gino Sorbillo and Giuseppe Giordano.
A few days later in London, on February 23rd, Le Strade della Mozzarella will set up shop at the Baglioni Hotel at Hyde Park Gate. Master gelato maker Simone Bonini will showcase his buffalo milk gelato while Francesco and Salvatore Salvo will unveil the true Neapolitan pizza. The evening will come to a close with the famous Neapolitan ragu prepared by Giorgio Scarselli and a panzanella salad from Maria Rina.
Throughout both events guests will be able to savor traditional Italian products like pastas, tomatoes and cheeses and purchase quality ingredientes Made in Italy. For more information, visit the event website.
WHAT MOZZARELLA ROADS GENEVA
WHEN February 17th - 3 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m.
WHERE Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
WHAT MOZZARELLA ROADS LONDON
WHEN February 23 - 2:30 p.m to 7:45 p.m.
WHERE Baglioni Hotel at Hyde Park Gate