Flavours of Italy 2015 – CAMBIE KITCHEN EVENT

This year’s Italian Chamber’s annual FLAVOURS OF ITALY promotion focuses exclusively on CHIANTI CLASSICO and will feature, during the entire month of October, nine CHIANTI CLASSICO wines displayed in 30 selected BC Liquor Stores throughout British Columbia.

On Friday, October 9th, from 4pm to 6pm we are organizing a CHIANTI CLASSICOtasting at the Cambie Kitchen inside a Signature BC Liquor Store on Cambie and 39th Ave in Vancouver.

Come and delight your palate with 9 fabulous Chianti Classico wines, produced exclusively in the restricted Chianti Classico DOCG production area in Tuscany, and taste delicious Tuscan style antipasti !

The Chianti Classico sub region covers an area of approximate 100 square miles between two famous Tuscan cities, Florence and Siena. To have the right to a denomination and to display the famous black rooster logo, the Chianti Classico DOCG must be produced from grapes grown exclusively in this specific territory and under strict rules and conditions enforced by the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium. One of the rules specifies that along with a minimum of 80% of Sangiovese grape variety, other red grapes of the area can be used in a maximum percentage of 20%.

Come find out what other grape varieties are used in Chianti Classico and taste the following fine wines selection:

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  • Peppoli Chianti CLassico DOCG
  • Cecchi Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Brolio Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Rocca delle Macie Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Fontodi Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Ser Lapo Mazzei Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • San Fabiano Calcinaia Chianti Classico DOCG
  • Ruffino Riserva Ducale Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG
  • Monna Lisa Chianti Classico DOCG


This wine tasting event is open to the public; there is no need to RSVP but the event is very popular, so do come early to avoid any disappointment.

Where: Cambie Kitchen BC Liquor Store, 39th and Cambie St.

When: Friday, October 9th 2015 – 4 to 6pm

Villa Pinciana – B2B Meetings


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West is organizing B2B meetings with Italianwinemaker –Villa Pinciana. Merging respect for the land with a modern approach to their craft, the winemakers of Villa Pinciana invite you to sample the evolution of wines from Maremma and meet with them in person.

The Chamber will select Canadian wine importers and agents interested in setting up a B2B meeting with Villa Pinciana in order to discuss potential collaborations and new business opportunities. The company will be in Vancouver on July 29th, 30th and 31st.

If you are interested in receiving additional information about Villa Pinciana and set up business meeting with the company’ representatives, please contact

604 682 1410 or iccbc@iccbc.com.

Villa Pinciana ( www.villapinciana.com ) is an estate of 54 hectares, part of which are dedicated to the vineyards. The company is focusing on cultivating indigenous varietals such as Sangiovese, Vermentino and Pugnitello to emphasize the origin and the link with the territory, combined with the main international varieties such as the Cabernet, Syrah, and Viognier.

Trade Tasting – GAMBERO ROSSO


Monday, June 1st, 2015
from 1:30pm to 5:00pm
The Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, 1180 W Hastings St., Vancouver


Attention: Wine Buyers, Retailers, Restaurateurs, Sommeliers,
all Hospitality Industry Professionals

Gambero Rosso, in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West and the Vancouver International Wine Festival, is pleased to invite you to:


This prestigious event comes back to Vancouver after the enormous success of the last year’s event.
For a taste of what to expect, watch here:

Gambero Rosso 2015 – Vancouver


You are allowed to register more people per company or other complimentary guests if they are qualified wine/hospitality industry professionals.
For further information please contact iccbc@iccbc.com or call +1 (604) 682-1410.

Looking forward to seeing you at this exciting event.



100% Italian Food and Wine Itinerary

March 17th to April 14th, 2015

Are you a cheese lover? Is pasta your favourite food? Could you ever end up your meal without dessert?

Please join us for a fine dine tour in town, tasting some among the best Italian dishes made with 100% Italian ingredients.

  • March 17th – Cheese and Deli: Q Haute cuisine, 100, La Caille PI SW, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, CAD 45.oo all taxes included;
  • March 25th – Primi Piatti: Da Guido, 2001 Centre Street N, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, CAD 55.oo all taxes included;
  • April 8th – Secondi Piatti: Franca’s, 3811 Edmonton Trail NE, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, CAD 55.oo all taxes included;
  • April 14th – Dessert: Pulcinella, 1147 Kensington Cres NW, from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, CAD 45.oo all taxes included;

The pictures of the first appointment “Cheese & Deli” at Q Haute Cuisine are available on our Facebook page: Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West

For more info or tickets contact Giorgia at calgary@iccbc.com or 403 2830453.



Green Oak Development is where Italian high-end fashion meets real estate. Distinguished by its European attitude, based on style and contemporary aesthetics, Green Oak is changing Vancouver’s panorama. Responding to the demand for contemporary elegance and long-term investments, Green Oak is merging the timeless beauty of yesteryear with the innovative concepts of today. Lasting class is essential in every project.

Green Oak is not just a team of developers, but also a leading interior design firm. To give its clients the superior quality they are looking for, the company is importing top-level kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, tiles, and many other furnishing and construction materials directly from Italy.

Green Oak is also a leading “Made in Italy” importer.Top quality Italian furniture and interior finishing products are not exclusive to their team of interior designers. Green Oak is importing and selling a growing number of Italian furnishing brands, to a large number of independent developers and interior designers teaming up with them to create long lasting synergies. Check out their project on Main Street, “The Independent”, to see how Italian Style can fit Vancouver!

Green Oak is not selling apartments or houses; it provides its clients with their own space, a place they can call home. Thanks to their expertise, Green Oak’s Creative team is assisting their clients every step of the way, from the purchase of the land, to the final furnishing of the rooms.

Green Oak is an ambassador of the Italian Style.Green Oak’s Creative team is mainly comprised of Italians. Their passion for quality and Italian style is combined with diversified backgrounds, ranging from fashion and advertising, to architecture and filming. This results in the creation of a unique professional team that is genuinely Italian, providing its clients with a touch of authenticity and the style they are looking for.

GREEN OAK’S MANIFESTOresponds to the demand for contemporary elegance and long-term investments, while honoring Vancouver’s nature as an internationally acclaimed city. This is the foundation of every multi-family project.

Visit the Green Oak Development website: www.greenoakdynasty.com/development/

Collateral Films in Vancouver – Partnership Opportunity

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada is proud to present Collateral Films, an Italian production and creative company specialized in video and photo projects related to the world of fashion, luxury and Italian Life Style. Founded in 2009 in Milan, Collateral Films has been able to create a network of most talented directors, photographers, creative talents and visual artists, who bring their best for each production and have helped the Collateral to quickly become a benchmark for companies such as Tod’s, Gucci, Furla, Etro and many other well-known brands.

The main services offered by Collateral to the world of fashion and luxury are creative design and organization of photo shoots and promotional films for product promotion and marketing campaigns.

Collateral Films is expanding their operations in North America and are considering setting up an office in Vancouver. The company has asked the Chamber to organize meetings with the most important fashion and luxury brands’ companies present in our market to find potential future business partners.

Collateral Films’ executive producer, Roberta Gigi, will be visiting Vancouver and we are setting up meetings to introduce the company and their work to selected local businesses.

The Chamber is arranging b2b meetings during the weeks of November 25-29 and December 2-6. Meetings can be held in our office downtown or at the company premises.

If you are interested in being introduced to Collateral Films please kindly contact the Chamber at 604-682-1410 and indicate the date and time of your availability. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to ask for our Business Development & Marketing Director, Alex Martyniak.

Collateral – Presentation

Collateral – Case History

[:it]De Robertis Olive Oil[:]

[:it]“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” #WEAREICCBC is pleased to present the story of De Robertis Olive Oil.

Born in Canada to parents who emigrated from Italy and Croatia, Paolo always wanted to pursue his dream of living and working in Europe. After years of working in the legal services industries as a Financial Controller and Office Administrator in Vancouver Canada, he finally moved to Italy where he continued the same profession in Milan and later in Rome. But his two decades of dedication to legal services industry came to an end when he discovered the magic of Apuglia region through his wife Ottilia. It is there where he fell in love with the apuglian cuisine and olive oil in particular the Coratina Cultivar. He tasted a flavor unlike any other!

After learning the olive orchard business from his father-in-law, Dr. Donato De Robertis – the founder of the De Robertis Estate, Paolo with his business acumen and passion for fine cuisine set a vision to introduce this high quality extra virgin olive oil outside of Italy.

Today De Robertis prides itself in winning multiple international awards for its CHIAROSCURO, 100% Italian Monocultivar Coratina Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil. The De Robertis CHIAROSCURO is high quality Extra Virgin olive oil made from the highest quality carefully selected coratina olives. CHIAROSCURO EVOO is characterized by a very low acidity degree and very high polyphenol concentration value.

While the coratina cultivar is typically used as an oil to blend with other oils to improve the quality of the latter oils, the coratina cultivar on its own produces an extra virgin olive oil of such a high quality that it is rarely bottled pure. CHIAROSCURO EVOO is made from 100% unblended coratina olives. A robust Coratina monocultivar from Puglia Italy.


Polyphenols are amongst the most precious components of extra-virgin olive oil, the only plant oil that is rich in them. They have been shown to have a host of beneficial effects from healing sunburn to lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of coronary disease. The higher the polyphenols the higher the antioxidants! Today, CHIAROSCURO has the greatest concentration possible of Polyphenols.


CHIAROSCURO Coratina EVOO has an intense green fruitiness, hints of artichoke leaf and an elegant spiciness. In the mouth, powerful notes of leafy vegetables are present, including almonds, wild chicory and thistle.

Chiaroscuro (just like its name suggests) is an olive oil which loves contrasts and strong flavors, even when it comes to the kitchen: the sweetness of food makes this EVOO’s characteristic bitterness harmonious and balanced. Use it on bruschetta with salami or with Ventricina Teramana or on bruschetta with marinated salmon or tuna, or one with tasty sweet tomatoes. Chiaroscuro tastes also perfect on meat dishes (grilled, braised or stewed meat), as it makes the flavour impeccably harmonious and rich; moreover, it is also good on grilled vegetables or fish, and fantastic on lamb (Agnello alla Romana, abbacchio), pizzaiola meat and Gulasch.


For wholesale contact La Grotta del Formaggio wholesale division, or get your bottle of CHIAROSCURO, 100% Italian Monocultivar Coratina Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil at your favourite Urbanfare store.

Some noteworthy AWARDS
2020 AND 2019 Gold award from the Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive oil contest (in multiple categories).
2020 New York international olive oil contest.
Gambero Rosso Italian Oils 2020 with 2 leaves;
Berlin Extra Virgin Olive oil Contest” Platinum Prize;[:]

Choices in-store promotion

The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West is executing a series of initiatives to raise awareness for authentic Made in Italy products by highlighting the designations, traceability, quality control, and certifications that true Italian goods must have on their labels. The program is mandated and supported by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development.

As part of the ‘Extraordinary Italian Taste’ program, we are organizing together the Italian Trade Agency- ICE and Choices Market an in-store promotion of Italian PDO and PGI products in June.