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Associzione Parmense dinner dance


Associzione Parmense dinner dance

Associazione Valtaro, Valceno, Casanova and Pellegrino, for the first time grouped together in the Associazione Parmense, are holding a big fund raising dinner dance. Part of the money raised will go to O.G.I.

The Dinner Dance will be on the 25th February, at the Grosvenor House Hotel. Tickets cost £75.00 and include champagne reception , four course meal and half a bottle of wine per person.

The Paolo Bertoli band will be especially flown over from Italy and will keep the guests dancing till late! The Borgotaro Choir will be also coming over especially for the function. There will also be a raffle with the first Prize being a car and many other fantastic prizes.

The guests will include the Italian Ambassador, The Consolate, the Vice President of La Provincia di Parma and the mayors of the following Towns: Pellegrino, Borgotaro, Bardi, Verano, Bedonia, Valmozzola.

Tickets are available from Luigi Sidoli 0208 446 1032 or 07825410514 and Francesco Platoni 0208 889 4956 or 07817289757.

This will be the first event organized by the four associations named after four localities in the Parma province.

The Parma province is divided into three main areas: plains, hills and mountains. The main towns are located along the course of the main rivers which descend from the Apennines of Parma flowing from south to north into the Po.

The province of Parma is also known as food valley, or valley of the food. Some of the largest industries in the area (among the best known are Barilla, Parmalat, Parmacotto, Mutti) are food related and involved in the production of derivatives of pork, milk, pasta and tomato-based products and fish.

The province boasts a huge variety of foods. The most famous are definitely cured meats (“prosciutto di Parma, salame di Felino, culatello di Zibello, spalla cotta di San Secondo Parmense, la spalla cruda di Palasone, lo strolghino, la culaccia, il fiocchetto e la cicciolata”) and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Plenty of other dishes are also available in the mountain area: Gnocchi di Patate, cappelletti in broth, ravioli with various fillings. There are also numerous courses related to pork, beef (roasts and other recipes), hen, capon and rabbit.

As part of the culinary events of the Parma province we point out “Sua maestà il maiale”.

As every year, since 1993, from November to the end of February the Val Ceno is going to homage the king of meats: pork. The culinary event “Sua maestà il maiale” will celebrate the delicious typical food of the region and the importance of the pig in the traditional agricultural culture.

Giulia Lombardo

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