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Extra virgin olive oil in Trieste

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In the wonderful setting of the Stazione Marittima from 7th to 10 March, the eighth edition of the Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil Exhibition . Extra virgin olive oil will once again be the key player in Trieste. From 7 to 10 March Olio Capitale returns to Trieste's beautiful Stazione Marittima, the exhibition of quality extra virgin olive oils, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Trieste through its special company Aries. An exceptional location,  overlooking the sea on all sides and at the same time located in the heart of the city, allowing visitors to combine the goodness of the oil with the beauty of Trieste.
A unique opportunity both for professionals of the food sector who want to discover new very high quality oils for their customers and for the enthusiast who does not want to miss out on oils capable of enhancing the flavour of every dish.  italian version: Olio Capitale 2014, evo protagonista

Once again the strength of the fair, which in 2013 saw over 10 thousand visitors from 26 countries, will be excellence, above all when it is certified by quality brands. Today, in fact,  designations of origin and certifications of quality are becoming the main tools to guarantee Italy's best food products worldwide.

A fair where more than 200 exhibitors participate

The presence of more than 200 exhibitors from Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Emilia Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Marche, Molise, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana, Umbria, Trentino, Veneto, but also from Croatia and Greece, provides the opportunity to sample all the different varieties cultivated in Italy.

B2B meetings for professionals of the sector

The winning formula that has always distinguished the event has been confirmed: face-to-face meetings between exhibitors and industry professionals, but also promotion and the opportunity to sell to enthusiasts who always participate in large numbers and have the chance to meet  producers, deepening their knowledge of the complex and amazing world of olive growing.

The Olio Capitale competition has reached its eighth edition

The Olio Capitale competition, now in its eighth edition, organized to make the most of typical and quality extra virgin olive oils from the Mediterranean area, is a must. The original approach of the competition consists of the selection of samples by a professional panel and the evaluation of the oils by three different juries: one of professional tasters, one consisting of chefs and restaurateurs, and one of consumers, who are welcome to apply to be part of the jury by indicating their interest directly at the fair, or through the website www.oliocapitale.it.

The Olio Capitale Cooking School is back

Among the objectives of Olio Capitale is the desire to increase the culture of healthy eating. Visitors will be assured of this thanks to the collateral activities to be held for the duration of the event by the Olio Capitale School of Cooking. A succession of the best chefs from top restaurants – excellent interpreters of Italian cuisine – will, using the extra virgin oil exhibited, hold cooking lessons for the public, offering numerous dishes ranging from modern to ancient and traditional cuisine. The numerous cooking demonstrations programmed will indeed demonstrate the best, but even the most unsuspecting, combinations for extra virgin olive oil, a blaze of flavours thanks also to the fusion of oils with various regional specialities.

Discover the culture of oil at the Oil Bar

As always ample space will be given to the "culture of oil", thanks to thematic meetings, conferences and large-scale initiatives such as the Olio Capitale competition, which will see the announcement of the winners during the fair. It is with a view to developing the culture of oil that the Oil Bar will be set up. You will be able sit at the bar and discover the hundreds of labels exhibited at the fair. A tasting point that all day and every day will provide more and less experienced visitors with the opportunity to take advantage of guided tastings of the oils on show, thanks to the explanations of tasters from theOrganizzazione Nazionale Assaggiatori Olio di Oliva (ONAOO, the Italian organization of olive oil tasters). What's more, you can have fun testing your skills at the guided tastings, taking advantage of the chance to learn the art of tasting and be part of the popular jury which will help to elect the winning oils of the 2014 Olio Capitale competition. Along side Olio Capitale the Associazione nazionale Città dell’Olio (an Italian oil association) is also back, with its members from all over Italy, who have been supporters of the original and winning format of the event right from the first edition.

Important international partnerships

Olio Capitale will, therefore, become the reference point for quality olive oil worldwide, as is demonstrated by the partnership with Olive Oil Times and the Italian Olive Oil Day, an important initiative which is wholly dedicated to olive oil to be held in Tokyo on 17 May 2014. This event that will promote Olio Capitale on a market as dynamic as that of the Far East, which is increasingly concious of the quality and the health-giving properties of extra virgin olive oil. However, it is from Brazil that the appointment of the first Olio Capitale Ambassadors comes, who will promote quality Italian extra virgin olive oil through the network of Italian restaurants in the world, starting in South America.
Lastly, as well as enjoying the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Policies Olio Capitale boasts prestigious partnerships and sponsorships such as those with the Italian Association of the City of Oil and Easysnap.

For information, pre-registration and discounted entrance tickets see the website, www.oliocapitale.it.

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