2013-09-05 09:14:19 - At the awards ceremony of the “Italian Restaurants in the World - VII Edition” in Rome by the "Ospitalità Italiana – The Italian Hospitality”.
Certo Italian Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City has been awarded “Most Authentic Italian Restaurant in the Middle East, East Europe, and Africa” by the "Ospitalità Italiana – The Italian Hospitality” at the Italian Restaurants in the World awards ceremony on 12th of June in Rome.
The “Ospitalità Italiana” is an initiative which aims to certify authentic and quality Italian restaurants all over the world. The project was developed by Unioncamere in collaboration with – Federazione Italiana Pubblici Esercizi – and with the support of IS.NA.R.T. – Istituto Nazionale Ricerche Turistiche and addressed to all the Italian restaurants abroad, ensuring compliance with quality standards typical of Italian hospitality.
“Receiving this award by the Ospitalità Italiana reflects the truly authentic
Italian cuisine that Certo is well known for here in the UAE. Our chef and kitchen brigade has created a unique menu with a legacy that is deeply rooted in authentic Italian cuisine said François Galoisy, General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City.
Thanks to a historical tendency to value human relationships and the quality of life, Italian hospitality and the culture of food has taken on a value similar to art and music. For these reasons Italian cuisine needs to be safeguarded and protected against adulteration and falsification to preserve its history, culture, quality and authenticity.
The objectives of this project is to develop and promote the traditions of Italian agricultural and food products and appreciate Italian gastronomic culture. To value the image of Italian restaurants abroad which guarantees a respect of the standard of quality of Italian hospitality and to create new opportunities and promotion are focus points as well.
Certo Italian restaurant was represented by Chiara Beghini - Certo Guest Relation Executive and Hassan Massood - Executive Chef, at the pleasant award ceremony held on the 12th of June 2013 in an ancient Roman building in the heart of the bustling city of Rome.
Only certified “Ospitalità Italiana” restaurants are eligible to participate in the voting process and this project. Voters are all those who have eaten at restaurants that display the Italian Hospitality certificate. There are various rules and structures during the voting process, each of them assigned with a score from 1 (lowest) to 10 (maximum) depending on the level of satisfaction achieved during the visit at the restaurant.
“We would like to thank all of Certo’s strong band of ambassadors and followers it has attracted over the years, those who regularly join us for lunch or dinner, and our intention is to delight with a new and authentic taste of Italy, as well as surprising our first-time diners at all times, said François Galoisy, General Manager at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
The guidelines for this project consist of specific rules, the likes of identity and Italian distinctiveness, kitchen, menu, gourmet offer, wine list, extra virgin olive oil, experience and competence or originality of products, all focus - points of Certo.
The verification of the requirements is carried out through interviews, desk reviews of operating procedures used to verify the performance of activities or inspection visits in different areas of the restaurant. In relation to the degree of satisfaction of the requirement a score is given.
The sum of the scores obtained for each requirement determines the level of hospitality in the restaurant. Successful completion of a minimum level of points determines the success of the evaluation and release of the brand.
After this huge process of voting for and evaluating the restaurants the 5 worldwide finalists were found and received the awards for each region on the award ceremony night in Rome:
North America - Soffritto Italian Grill (Newark)
Latin America - Riviera (Guayaquil)
West Europe - Il Piccolo (Pontevedra)
Middle East,East Europe, and Africa - Certo (Dubai)
Asia and Oceania - Italian Pantry (North Hobart)
For more information and to watch the ceremony video and see the pictures please visit: www.premiospitalita.it/
Like the great Italian family kitchen, this vibrant, bustling designed restaurant reflects the mood of the moment. From open and relaxed at lunch to vibrant and intimate at dinner, the award winning Certo Restaurant offers authentic, modern cooking inspired by classic Italian cuisine. Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, at Certo cooking is a passion for robust and hearty flavour.
Certo - the best of the best: simply and authentically prepared.