Thursday, May 6, 2010

Festival of the Italian Cuisine in Yerevan

Great news for lovers of everything Italian. Hey, I know you are reading me ;) allora, tieni duro!

Embassy of Italy in Armenia and Ermenegildo Zegna Group organize a Festival of Italian Cuisine in Yerevan. It will take place on May 10-16, during which, the delicious Italian food will be available for a special promotional price in 11 restaurants of Yerevan.
the poster was spotted near 'Mama mia' pizzeria on Sayat Nova str.
Here are the locations and the Italian region whose cuisine will be represented there:
  • "Cucina" Marriott-Armenia (Amiryan 1) - Cuisine of Piemonte (Milano). I've heard only good reviews about their cuisine and waited for an occasion to visit. Will try to do it this time!
  • "Rossini" Golden Tulip Hotel (Abovian 14) - Cuisine of Campania (Napoli). Must be a nice place, I may go. btw, Napoli is the hometown of pizza ;)
  • "Raffaello" Congress Hotel (Italia 1) - Cuisine of Lazio (Rome). I've been here once and it's nice, may go again too. 
  • "L'Atelier" (Mashtots 37) - Cuisine of Emilia-Romagna (Bologna). I have no idea what/where this is :)
  • "Le Bouchon" (Abovian 26) - Cuisine of Sicilia. I haven't been here either, but heard pretty good reviews, will possibly go this time.
  • "Mezzo" (Isahakyan 28) - Cuisine of Lombardia (Milano). This location is on my "to visit" list. Seems a nice occasion, will definitely go.
  • "Noyan Tapan" (Amiryan 12) - Cuisine of Abruzzo (L'Aquila). hm, i didn't know they serve food there (I thought it's a brandy store)
  • "Ai Leoni" (Tumanian 40) - Cuisine of Veneto (Venezia). This is probably the best Italian restaurant in Yerevan. Seems to me, i won't miss the opportunity to visit it for the festival. And can't wait to have my favorite spritz (only in Veneto) again! 
  • "Ankyun" (Vardanants 4) - Cuisine of Toscana (Florence). I love this place, will probably go.
  • "Rembrandt" (Abovian 14/6) - Cuisine of Veneto (fish). I have heard that this is a pretty expensive place (especially the sea food), not seems to be "my place". 
  • "Mama mia" (Alek Manukian 7/2) - Cuisine of Puglia (Bari). beh... i'd just say i'm not dreaming of eating there at all :D but i wonder what Puglia is famous for...
Wait, WHERE is Liguria?? I wanna try the genuine genovese focaccia! :( and if there would be a restaurant representing Friuli-Venezia Giulia (Trieste), i'd definitely have an Illy espresso there ;)

I guess i'll be having my dinners in these (marked with pink) fancy restaurants for the whole week :)) I really hope the special promotional prices will be affordable, as announced. 

By the way, a sample of Italian gastronomic products and touristic brochures of the Regions involved will be available in the restaurants. It's unmissable!

Couple of years ago I was involved in all the activities connected with Italy in Armenia. I was frequent in the Embassy, participating in all of their events and was in a very good relations with the staff. It seems to me that it's time to reestablish the ties :) especially when my italiamania (Italian bzik) is totally having a comeback.

P.S. Haykush, amic, mi sei mancata tanto tanto! E per il tuo compleanno, farò un brindisi per te, con un vino Italiano!

P.P.S. Bagi, un brindisi speciale sarà fatto anche per te !


Anonymous said...


btw, "L'Atelier" is in front of "Artashnoc" :)
looks gorgeous from the outside))

tangerine dreams said...


btw, "L'Atelier" is in front of "Artashnoc" :)
looks gorgeous from the outside))

Luiza said...

this is great occasion! thanks for sharing! Love Italian cuisne!
Le Bouchon, Ai Leoni, Ankyun - I will definetly go!

Anonymous said...

I love Ankyun! We should go there one night next week :)

Unknown said...

Lil, thanks for the tip, gotta check :)

Luiz, we can organize and go there together on one of those days ;)

Ashley, definitely, let's go and have a dinner in Ankyun together!

Mira said...

When I imagine the tasty things served there I get hungryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy................Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

Anonymous said...

a regaaaa, dajjjeeee! buon divertimento e buona digestione!!!

Luiza said...

yes, that would be great - going together!!!
What about Ai Leoni on Thursday or Friday?? Or any aother suggestions? :)