"I Love Umbria" Month in New York City. A Restoration of Scheduled Activities.
If you've traveled to central Italy and visited Umbria, you've explored the picturesque medieval villages, and enjoyed the breathtaking mountains and lush valleys of this "Green Heart of Italy," or "il cuor verde d'Italia." Umbria is known for its sumptuous cuisine (The wines and oil olive oil are exceptional.) remarkable artisan jewelry and Deruta ceramics. If you love fashionable cashmere knitwear, you know you will be able to purchase some of the most chic outfits in Milano, Italy. Well, Umbria is an important hub of a cashmere knitwear manufacturing district in Italy.
Though traveling to Umbria may be not in your immediate plans, you are fortunate because Umbria has come to the U.S. if you are in New York City the month of November until December 8, you will be able to experience the best of Umbria in various locations around the city like Eataly, Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria and Di Paolo's Fine Foods. In an official proclamation Mayor Bloomberg has declared November "I Love Umbria Month!" For the rest of November until December 8th, the city will be hosting cultural and culinary events in celebration of the best that Umbria has to offer in its wine, ceramics, olive oil, cuisine, jewelry, even music.
Eataly's restaurants will serve traditional Umbrian fare paired with Umbrian wines like the signature Sagrantino. Eataly chefs will host cooking classes that focus on typical Umbrian recipes. Their wine store will hold wine tastings on Fridays and Saturdays and there will be tastings in La Piazza.
Additional trade and consumer tasting events will also be featured. These will be held at Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria in the heart of NoHo. Around the city, participating jewelers will be offering exquisite Umbrian jewelry. In Little Italy, Di Palo's Fine Foods will host olive oil tastings and wine tastings, some of the finest from the region.Continued on the next page