• Massimo's Kitchen studio (map)
  • 1444, Dupont st. suite 21
  • Toronto



Official event part of Italian Heritage Month




By reservation only, through EventBrite.com


Espresso Manifesto Presents is proud to present the latest event in its acclaimed bi-monthly Salone di Cultura series: Arts Now. Espresso Manifesto Presents: Salone di Cultura, created by musician/producer Daniela Nardi and chef Massimo Bruno, are special evenings of music, art, food and discussion with contemporary Italian-Canadian artist, creatos and throught leaders. The mission of Espresso Manifesto Presents: Salone di Cultura is to raise the profile of contemporary Italian-Canadian culture in the 21st century.

Salone di Cultura: Arts Now, which will take place on Thursday June 12th and is an official event in this year's Italian Heritage Month, celebrates Italian-Canadian, cross-cultural and cross-generational artists through three different arts and special personalities: The culinary brilliance of chef Massimo Bruno ; the music of Daniela Nardi's Espresso Manifesto ; the photographic works of visionary Rino Noto.

The extraordinary Salone di Cultura: Arts Now event will open with a classic Italian aperitivo (a light informal meal of food and drink) chef Massimo Bruno will preapre, inspired by the regional foods of Puglia and Calabria. This will be followed by a musical performance by Daniela Nardi and her Espresso Manifesto jazz-world project. Topping the evening off will be award winning visionary, photographer Rino Noto.

Audience involvement is integral to Espresso Manifesto Presents: Salone di Cultura. Each presentation will be interactively moderated in a Q&A format by Maria Piacente, V.P. of Exhibition and Events at Lord Cultural Resources.

As an official event in the Italian Heritage Month calendar of activities, this edition of Salone di Cultura shines a light on the integration of the Italian diaspora into the contemporary Canadian cultural landscape. Parents and grandparents left Italy, a cradle of ancient culture, for Canada, a young country. They brought with them diverse aspects of their homeland's essence. Their artist offspring have used that essence as a springboard to enrich their art. Their expression, passion, identity and craft dig deeply and speak loudly, in more than one language.

As the creator of Italian Heritage Month, Mr. Michael Tibollo says: "Canadians of Italian Heritage are proud of their contributions and will continue their commitment to making Canada a rich and diverse cultural mosaic for the benefit of all its citizens" To which Espresso Manifesto Presents: Salone di Cultura responds: Bravo! 

Menu for this special edition of Salone di Cultura:

Focaccia Barese squares ; Focaccia Calabrese with anchovies, capers, tomatoes and oregano ; Polpette di ricotta ; Fritelle sandwich with Capocollo e mozzarella ; Arugola, mushroom carpaccio and shaved pecorino crotonese salad ; Fresh Tuna rolls with olives, capers and tomatoes ; Orecchiette with rapini pesto ; Fusilli Calabresi with sausage and porcini ragout ; Dolce -- pizza di ricotta dolce ; watermelon sorbet

All served with a wine selection of red and white, specifically chosen by our sommelier 

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors for Salone di Cultura: Arts Now: Michael Tibollo and Associates ; Remax Ontario Atlantic

A big thanks to our partners in this event, Leo Magazine and Barocco Coffee

Special shout out to our advisory board, Viviana Laperchia and Ron Davis


More information on event:

WHO:Espresso Manifesto Presents

WHAT: Salone di Cultura: Arts Now, feat. Daniela Nardi, Rino Noto & Massimo Bruno

WHERE: Rino Noto Photography Studio: 1444 Dupont Street, Suite 21, Toronto

WHEN: Thursday June 12th, Doors open 7:00pm

TICKETS: $55 includes Food and Wine, purchase at EventBrite or at door

(limited seating, RSVP to guarantee spot)