The Istituzione Culturale della Repubblica Italiana in Indonesia recently hosted an outstanding Ecumenical Dinner at the award–winning Rosso restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, Jakarta following the tradition of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina to the letter.
Founded in Milan on 29 July 1953 by Orio Vergani with a group of well-qualified representatives of culture, industry and journalism and recognised as a Cultural Institution of the Italian Republic since 2003, the Italian Academy of Cuisine aims to protect the traditions of Italian cuisine, whose improvement it promotes and favours in Italy and abroad. Through its Study Centre and its Delegations and Legations in Italy and worldwide, the Academy strives to promote initiatives intended to increase familiarity with the values of Italian cuisine, which forms the basis for every substantial innovation.
The dinner in Jakarta was hosted by the Italian Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Vittorio Sandalli, and attended by leading cultural, diplomatic, academic and media figures. The menu, which was replicated in similar dinners worldwide on the same day, was a masterpiece of classical Italian cooking. The dinner was organised on 17 October 2019 at Italian restaurant, Rosso at Shangri-La Jakarta, curated by Chef Gianfranco Pirrone from the restaurant.