The Dolce Vita returns to Via Veneto
A journey to Rome through five values – the art of living, tradition, refinement, sensuality and creativity
An evening – Thursday 15 February – packed with VIPs, with over four hundred guests, including company representatives and celebrities of the silver screen and the world of entertainment. This is how Via Veneto was transformed into a setting for worldly pleasures and lights.
The entrances to the Brunello and the Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome were besieged for hours by the paparazzi, ready to steal a shot of the personalities at the entrance just like in the golden era of La Dolce Vita. There was a multitude of women from the cinema and entertainment world, from Katherine Kelly Lang (the beautiful Brook from The Bold and the Beautiful) to Elena Sofia Ricci, the sparkling Ana Laura Ribas (dressed by Massimo Crivelli and Stuart Weitzman), Barbara D’Urso, Marina Ripa Di Meana, Daniela Poggi, Denny Mendez, Hoara Borselli, Patrizia Pellegrino, Nicoletta Della Corte, Deborah Bettega, Barbara Bouchet, Benedicta Boccoli, Marina La Rosa, Linda Brunetta, Maria Monsè, who recently made her acting debut, and television veteran Silvia Annicchiarico. The men included director Claudio Bonivento, Tiberio Timperi, Mario Marenco, Vincenzo Bocciarelli, Enrico Lucci, Arnaldo Colasanti, Alessandro Di Pietro, Amedeo Goria, Dino Zoff, Luigi Pocaterra, Tony Esposito, Oscar Prudente, Damiano Verrocchi and Nino Marazzita.
It was an evening intended as an opening of the senses: a journey through five values – the art of living, tradition, refinement, sensuality and creativity, using different aesthetic forms to discover unique taste experiences. Five values for five different ambiances, five gastronomic proposals interpreted as works of art in order to “test” this special workshop of high culinary creativity.
Within this exclusive setting dedicated to pleasure, art, fashion and music could also be found. In fact, the evening was given a magical jazzy atmosphere by the saxophone and voice of Cristiana Polegri and her quartet, an artist who literally “enchanted” the guests for the entire evening, between tastings of the refined dishes of chef Daniele Sera.