The excellence of "Terre di Siena" at Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome
A day-long visual and sensory experience for discover the gastronomic and cultural traditions of Siena in occasion of “Girogustando”, the classic review of dishes created by four-hands.
On March 30 in Rome, art, music, culture and gastronomy from Siena will be in the limelight of this day entirely dedicated to “Terre di Siena”, a symbol of the excellent standards in this beautiful Tuscan area. At the historic Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome, good things from the “Terre di Siena” will be offered to selected guests through several sensory experiences.
The event “Taste and excellence in Rome: an encounter with Terre di Siena” has been organized thanks to the joint effort between the District of Siena, Regina Hotel Baglioni and the Confederation of traders of Siena, which celebrates also the tenth anniversary of “Girogustando”, during which, every year, chefs from Siena work with chefs from other parts of Italy to prepare “four-handed” dishes.
On Wednesday March 30 in the enchanting atmosphere of the Regina Hotel Baglioni, food, art, music and culture will knowingly be mixed during different moments through interesting sensory workshops, tasting and entertainment.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Sala Belvedere of the hotel: Annamaria Guiducci, art historian, and one of the producers of the Cinta Senese Consortium will lead the sensory workshop entitled “Cinta senese, noble animal” dedicated exclusively to Cinta pork, original ambassador of the area's gastronomic offer. Quality description and taste of this product will join the commemoration of countless artistic representations of this “noble animal”, beginning with painter Ambrogio Lorenzetti's 14th century “Parable of consequences to good countryside governing”.
“Jazz & Wine” workshop will follow, led by journalist Filippo Bartolotta, who will explain about well-known docg wines from the “Terre di Siena”, performed in music by three representatives as well as professors of the prestigious Siena Jazz Foundation: Giovanni Benvenuti at tenor sax, Agostiono Longo at piano and keyboards, Giacomo Rossi at contrabass.
In the beautiful setting of Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, from 7:30 to 9 p.m, the “Mixed Zone”, a finger-food appetizers of Tuscan IGP and DOP products presentation, will be held. Delicacies such as San Gimignano saffron, chianina meat, extra virgin olive oil, Vin Santo and ricciarelli biscuits will be served in delicious ways: extra virgin olive oil with pigments of red basil, cubed chianina meat seasoned with apple vinegar, salad with spelt grain, pecorino cheese and saffron are just a few of the special products used. Anna Maria Betti, town councilor of agriculture and tourism of the Province of Siena, will meet the press to show the excellent results of the Province in the field of certified productions, biological cultivations and short chain, and will also speak about the many appointments lined up this year in the “Terre di Siena”, “Goods from Siena-a preview of events for 2011”.
Anna Maria Betti, councilor of Agriculture and Tourism for the province of Siena, declares that “The provincial program “Terre di Siena, Terre da vivere” is an invitation to discover, along with the beauty, all the goodness the “Terre di Siena” have to offer. Generating by certified products which are of high quality and many of which are organic, the program is an invitation to taste the influence of “Terre di Siena” in agricultural organizations, in shops and markets, in restaurants; but also in hotels, residences, and cottages that offer qualified and diversified hospitality; to share the excitement of a profound and ancient territory that is regenerated through the countless events on the calendar; essentially, an invitation to experience, in its most authentic form, the soul of “Terre di Siena.”
At 9 p.m. a selected group of cooks from Siena and “Girogustando” will serve a gala dinner of excellent “Terre di Siena” products prepared in the kitchen of Brunello Lounge & Restaurant of Regina Hotel Baglioni. These dishes will include a vegetable and Pienza pecorino cheese roll, chickpea soup with toasted chunks of bread, crunchy bacon of Cinta Senese, ravioli with pecorino and truffle and stewed Chianina beef cooked in Brunello wine. 5 Docg wines from the area of Siena will be served and Vin Santo will accompany traditional desserts.
“Our hotel and “Terre di Siena” have in common territory and excellence, elegance and good living” , declares Marco Milocco, General Manager of Regina Hotel Baglioni. “Our deep love of all that is Italian, beautiful and in good taste is the reason we so desired this partnership.”
On this occasion there will also be the possibility to witness the great interest that the territory of Siena has made in the world of movie making thanks to its enormous legacy with nature and its intact medieval and renaissance villages: Siena has often been chosen by great Italian and International film directors, such as Zeffirelli, Bertolucci, Ridley Scott and Denys Arcand, as the ideal stage for settings. During the event, clips from famous films in this rich territory will be shown.
The historic Regina Hotel Baglioni on via Veneto was built in 1904 in Art Nouveau style and named after Queen Margherita of Savoia. Its refined combination of hospitality and Italian style has been enhanced by the important renovation concluded in 2009. Its 103 luxury rooms and elegant suites, the exclusive Spa, the refined cuisine of the Brunello Lounge & Restaurant, the Sala Belvedere, meeting room with a spectacular view of the city, all have special care for detail and personalized service making Regina Baglioni one of the best luxury hotels in Rome.