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Passport Italy 2014 at Central Market

Passport Italy 2014 is a two week celebration of all things Italy and will take place at Central Market locations across Texas.
Passport Italy 2014 is a two week celebration of all things Italy and will take place at Central Market locations across Texas.
Photo by Sandra Cruz

Central Market is getting ready for Passport Italy taking place from April 30 through May 13, 2014. This Passport event is a two week immersion in the cuisine, traditions, wine and culture of a selected region or country. Past events have included Passport Argentina in 2010, Passport Spain in 2011, Passport France in 2012 and Passport Brazil in 2013. It will take place at all Central Market locations across Texas including the one in San Antonio.

This year’s celebration will give guests the complete Italian experience by featuring traditional foods and ingredients of Italy. Items such as gelatos, breads, pastas, cured meats, wines, cheeses, oils, vinegars and chef-prepared foods will be available. Native chefs, winemakers and culinary experts will be on site to give cooking classes and offer samples of their products.

These are some of the highlights of the items and guests that are scheduled for this year’s Passport Italy. For more details and a complete list visit Central Market online.

Some of the products that will be available include:

  • Baked goods
  • Breads
  • Olive oils
  • Pastas
  • Wine

Featured chefs:

  • Fabio Viviani
  • Domenica Marchetti
  • Julian Barsotti
  • Rolando Beramendi

Winemakers:

  • Marco Olivieri – Owner off Alma Wines
  • Francesco Mazzei - Owner of Mazzei
  • Angela Velenosi – Founder of Velenosi
  • Vittorio Moretti – Owner of Petra and Contaldi Castaldi

Cheesemakers:

  • Alessandro Carpanedo - La
Casearia
Carpenedo
  • Giovanni Giffanti Fiore - Guffani
Formaggi
  • Michael Milano - Milano’s
  • Antica Pasteria
  • Paolo Tanara - Tanara
Prosciutto

What:
Passport Italy 2014

Where:
All Central Market locations in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio and Southlake.
San Antonio’s Central Market
4821 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 368-8600

When:
Wednesday April 30 – Tuesday May 13, 2014

Source: Lacey Loppnow/Kristy Ozmun Public Relations