Green Gold 2008

From 26 April 2008 to 27 April 2008

Taste and lineage and greed and health are the objectives of this important event which for years has taken place regularly in Torri del Benaco (VI an enchanting historical city lying midway on the Riviera degli Olivi which offers every type of attraction and has as its symbol the extra virgin olive oil, the main product of this area owing to its luxuriant and particular natural climate. This privileged benefit, combining three different climatic features allows the refined product, with its green gold colouring, to use the famous DOP etiquette. Green Gold therefore promises an unforgettable weekend for gourmets. The event involves the enrapture city. Main features include the balanced cuisine, directed by qualified chefs both from this region and others also involved in olive oil production: through cookery lessons, they will demonstrate to the public how to prepare their traditional specialities. The courses will teach not only new recipes but also and above all the correct use of olive oil of the highest quality. Courses are free and will appeal to allcomers. The hotels in Torri del Benaco will offer package deals specifically catering for the event. Restaurants in the historic centre will offer Olive Oil Menus, with appetising and healthy dishes utilising the other specialities of the region: lemon and lake fish. Menus will be fixed price including the oil and white wines from the Garda vineyards. Each restaurant offers its own unique style allowing the visitor to choose from creative dishes or more traditional tastes and every course will show its calorie content. The historic centre of Torri del Benaco, from the Piazza del Porto to the Scaliger Castle will feature a reconstruction of the agricultural atmosphere where the public can see and touch the plants and get to meet small agricultural concerns specialised in the cultivation of herbs and the production of essential oils. All this and of course the market and exhibition of extra virgin olive oils. A number of stands will offer the possibility to sample lake fish , cheeses and honey. From the health angle will be a tour dedicated to the discovery of natural products beneficial to the health and well being: from herbal teas to natural beauty products, the visitor can become acquainted with and test specialities of natural and biological cosmetics.
By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 26 April 2008 to 27 April 2008

Event location: Torri del Benaco - Verona

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tel. 0457225120 (IAT) 045 6205826 (event office)