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Espresso Manifesto: Salone di Cultura

at Massimo Bruno’s Kitchen Studio

Thursday February 6th, 2014

6:30pm Doors Open | 7pm Evening Begins

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A salon is a gathering, under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of participants through conversation. The salon became an important place for the exchange of ideas.

What you probably didn’t know is that the salon is an Italian invention of the 16th century.

So what happens when you take an Italian chef from Puglia and an Italian-Canadian musician from Toronto, who want to share their Italianita’ with those who love Italian culture and all it has to offer?

You get the Salone di Cultura (Culture Salon)

Inspired by Ms Nardi’s mission for Espresso Manifesto, chef Massimo Bruno and musician/producer Nardi are presenting monthly salons, with the intention of showcasing elements of the Italian culture to those who are of the culture, love the culture and want to discover more about the culture.

The evening will begin with some famous spuntini prepared by chef Massimo Bruno - who is famous for his Supper Clubs - partnered with some lovely Italian wine and followed by the presentation for the evening.

The first evening for the Salone, hosted by your inspiring hostess Daniela Nardi, will be on Thursday February 6th.

This first Salone, will stay true to its mandate in celebrating Italian arts, food and culture while generating a discussion on Italian identity by former PanoramItalia’s Managing Editor, Viviana Laperchia (now Communications Manager for Carino Digital Inc.)  plus three notable guest speakers, followed by a Q&A.

In the aftermath of Corriere Canadese’s rebirth, Ms. Laperchia will explore the connection between the media and identity in the Italian-Canadian Community. A language officially born in the 50’s through the introduction of TV in the Italian households, Italian -- and many of the dialects still spoken in the community -- is slowly dying in Canada. Parallelly, Italian-Canadian media are undergoing a difficult period of transition that is challenging their survival. As the generation turnover happens before our eyes and more Italian newcomers knock on the doors of Immigration Canada with journalism degrees, very few ethnic media succeed at updating their content to keep it meaningful for newer generations of Italian-Canadians and for native-speaker journalists.

Please join us for what will be an inspiring, surprising, amusing, spirit filled evening which promises to tickle the palate as well as the brain.


Date: Thursday February 6th, 2014

Location: Massimo Bruno’s Kitchen Studio

Address: 507 King Street East | Toronto ON | M5A 1L4

Time: 6:30pm doors | 7:00pm Salon starts

Tickets: $40 on EventBrite

Hosts Websites: www.espressomanifesto.com | www.massimobruno.com

Menu for February 6th:

Focaccia Barese

Caprese Skewers with Pistachio Pesto

Bruschettine Panzanella style with tomatoes, cucumber and red onions   

Gamberi aglio e limone (shrimp skewers lemon and garlic)

Polpette di Melanzane (eggplant mini meatballs on skewers)

Bresaola, Goat cheese and arugula rolls

Roasted Oyster Mushroom salad in martini glass

Cannoli with Fresh ricotta

Coffee provided by Barocco Coffee

Wine provided by TBA