Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lunch for Italy

Today I met with Margarita Fores, Alex and Clifford Lichaytoo of Bacchus Epicerie, and Madame Silvana Fornari, wife of the Ambassador of Italy, to discuss the details for the Travelife Italy Night we are planning together for September 8. I can't go into details right now except to say that it will be a truly fabulous event unlike any other, to promote the many wonderful things about Italy and Italian culture.

Travelife Gastronomic Tour to Northern Italy
September 17-25

Of course, we have the Travelife Gastronomic Tour of Italy with Margarita Fores from September 17 to 25, which will visit Milan, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Portofino, Santa Margerita Lighure, Genova and Torino. This is also being planned together with Alex and Clifford Lichaytoo, and with inputs from Madame Fornari herself, so you can be assured it will be a truly amazing trip of culture, gastronomy and shopping. All the experts of Italian food and wine in the Philippines are involved in this trip. And, yes, shopping is definitely included!

We're also planning to include a cooking class and dinner as an option at the Casa Artusi outside Bologna, which is a temple of gastronomy in Italy. Margarita herself will be leading the group.

We are now confirming reservations for this, so if you would like to join this trip or get information (or if you've already signed up for the preliminary reservation), please contact Rachel or Bernice at Travelife (8138400/ 8922620) as soon as possible. We are finalizing tour participants and the visa application will be conducted soon as the Schengen visa application process is quite complicated.


Back to lunch, which was held at Bacchus' test kitchen, a place I always love having lunch in. We had such fun discussing our two Italy events (Travelife Italy Night and the Travelife Gastronomic Tour) and having a most delicious lunch of the highest grade of Parma ham available, the best aged cheeses, some apple-smoked bacon, wonderful smoked salmon and a delicious Italian salad. To end, we had espresso from a famous coffee maker in Naples, which really put us in the mood for our Italy events.

Margarita and Alex are planning the food and wines for Travelife Italy Night, so you can be assured of a gastronomic event par excellence, while Madame Fornari and myself are putting together the entertainment; and all of us are teaming up for the overall atmosphere of this event which we intend to be like no other.

Please put these dates in your calendars if you'd like to join us, and I'll be writing more about it soon.

with Margarita Fores
and the Embassy of Italy & Bacchus Epicerie
September 8 at Whitespace

TRAVELIFE Gastronomic Tour of Italy
September 17-25

For reservations and information, please contact:
Bernice or Rachel at TRAVELIFE
813-8400/ 892-2620



  1. How can I get tickets to Travelife Italy night? :)

  2. Please call Rachel or Bernice at TRAVELIFE Magazine to get on the mailing list for tickets. Contact numbers are 8138400 or 8922620.

    Thank you for your interest and we hope you can join us for this wonderful event!