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PESTO MORTAR, World Contest Championship

30 November 2019, 4:30pm
Bahrain Fort Site Museum

In the framework of the 2019 World Week of Italian Cuisine, the Embassy of Italy, in cooperation with the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA), Palatifini Cultural Association and Genoa Municipality, is pleased to present the Mortar Pesto World Championship Contest, for the first time in the Middle East. 10 challengers, selected amongst the students of the Bahrain Institute for Hospitality and Retail and UNIDO supported young chefs, will compete to create the best traditional and authentic Pesto sauce using the typical ingredients (basil, olive oil, parmesan, pine nuts) and the traditional marble mortar. A tasting will follow, for pesto and other tasty Italian products that will be showcased, accompanied by live music. The event will take place on Saturday 30th November at Darseen Café, Bahrain Fort Museum, Seef, from 4.30 pm onwards, with free admission.