Creativity, imagination and quality: these are the necessary ingredients for determining a project’s success. Three qualities surfaced from the collaboration between All about Italy and Rovagnati – Rovagnati, which has been producing high quality salami with a unique and unmistakable taste for over 70 years.

With the common interest of promoting taste and the specific qualities of Italian gastronomic history, the two companies met in the United States for an event that involved a network of selected Italian restaurants. Restaurants that have been entrusted with the creation of innovative recipes inspired by a key ingredient: ham, or better, Gran Biscotto, the most famous cooked ham in Italy.

Fifteen of New York’s best restaurants competed last October. The carefully chosen restaurants presented, amongst their culinary proposals, exclusive recipes with Gran Biscotto as the main ingredient, enhancing and reinterpreting it: a way to show how the tradition embodied by the Italian brand coexists with innovation and … inspire it.

Therefore, the chefs wielded all of their inspiration to plug customers into one of Italy’s most delicate and unmistakable tastes.

Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia restaurant won first place for the ability to exalt the principle flavor and its tradition-rich processing. Chef Fortunato Nicotra was noted for his Cappellacci, rigorously handmade, with Gran Biscotto Rovagnati, butter and sage: a recipe that through its simplicity managed to accentuate the taste of Rovagnati and enrich its flavors. Instead, second place went to Gianfranco Sorrentino’s ‘Il Gattopardo’ restaurant for tortelli with Gran Biscotto Rovagnati prepared by Chef Vito Gnazzo. And furthermore, a re-interpretation of Italian taste in the US took third place — the Obicà restaurant – where Chef Simone Santopietro served Gran Biscotto Rovagnati tagliolini.

The big-door prize went to Berkel Slicer, universally recognized as a real professional icon, combining high performance, design and reliability. Berkel, unique instruments that boast the same excellence and craftsmanship of the famous slicers that still teach the art of cutting, gifted the second-and-third-place winners with a set of company-signed knives.

Rovagnati continues its expansion abroad, with a targeted and conscious distribution always in mind, able to bring its best products to key markets and countries. The brand unfolds its story through an undying tradition, revealling its underpinning qualities and workmanship. And the presence of Rovagnati in the United States has also attracted media attention, so much so that it ended up on the columns of the New York Times, which recognized in Gran Biscotto a refined Italian expression, pointing out its previously unseen manifestations to the American market…intriguing flavors delicate and rich in tradition. Rovagnati thus becomes the bearer of Italian taste and flag of excellence abroad, showing how, concretely, historic knowhow is the essential brick on which to found a modern and international future.

 

BEST DISHES

1° – FELIDIA, Chef Fortunato Nicotra
Cappellacci with Gran Biscotto Rovagnati, butter and sage

Paolo Del Panta, Editor in Chief of All about Italy, with Fortunato Nicotra 

2°- IL GATTOPARDO, Chef Vito Gnazzo
Tortelli with Gran Biscotto Rovagnati

Lorenzo Tedeschi, Export Manager Rovagnati, Chef Vito Gnazzo and Gianfranco Sorrentino, “Il Gattopardo” owner

3°- OBICÀ, Chef Simone Santopietro
Tagliolini al Gran Biscotto Rovagnati

Lorenzo Rovagnati and Raimondo Boggia, Managing Partner Obicà USA

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A JOURNEY OF TASTE IN 15 STAGES WITH ROVAGNATI

‘CESCA
164 West 75th Street
10023 New York NY
T: +1 212-787-6300
www.cescany.com

BOCCA
39 E 19th St
10003 New York NY
T: +1 212-387-1200
www.boccanyc.com

FELIDIA
243 East 58th Street
10022 New York, NY
T: +1 212-758-1479
www.felidia-nyc.com

GRADISCA
126 West 13th Street
10011 New York, NY
T: +1 212-691-4886
www.gradiscanyc.com

IL GATTOPARDO
13-15 West 54th street
10019 New York NY
T: +1 212-246-0412
www.ilgattopardonyc.com

LA RIBALTA
48 E 12th St
10003 New York, NY
T: +1 212-777-7781
www.ribaltapizzarestaurant.com

MOZZARELLA & VINO
33 West 54th Street
10019 New York, NY
T: +1 646-692-8849
www.mozzarellaevino.com

NUMERO 28
East Village 176 Second Avenue
10003 New York, NY
T: +1 212-777-1555
www.numero28.com

NUMERO 28
Upper West Side 660 Amsterdam Ave
10025 New York, NY
T: +1 212-706-7282
www.numero28.com

OBICÀ
928 Broadway
10022 New York NY
T: +1 212-777-2754
www.obica.com/restaurants/new-york-flatiron

OSTERIA DEL CIRCO
120 West 55th Street
10019 New York, NY
T: +1 212-265-3636
www.circonyc.com

REMI
145 West 53rd Street
10019 New York, NY
T: +1 212-581-4242
www.remi-nyc.com

RISOTTERIA MELOTTI
309 E 5th Street
10003 New York NY
T: +1 646-755-8939
www.risotteriamelottinyc.com

SAN PIETRO
18 East 54th Street
10022 New York, NY
T: +1 212-753-9015
www.sanpietroristorantenyc.com

SIRIO RISTORANTE 
151 E 58th Street
10022 New York NY
T: +1 212-401-4303
www.siriony.com

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