Washington - The "Movie 'n Food - A Taste of Cinema" show, a virtual voyage through Italian high fashion, cinema and gastronomy was organised in Washington to celebrate Milano Expo 2015. The event's programme includes two exhibitions, the screening of a film and a conference.
First on the agenda is "Couture a' la Carte", an exhibition of the history-making Maison Gattinoni inspired by the theme of food, which can be visited at the Italian Embassy until Oct. 6. In parallel, until Oct. 23 and again at the Embassy, visitors will be able to admire candid shots of celebrities by the legendary Rino Barillari, "King of the Paparazzi". The show includes shots of Ron Howard choosing a fish for dinner, Cameron Diaz eating a huge ice-cream, Bo Derek cooking pasta and Richard Gere, Mel Gibson, Jean Paul Belmondo, Antonio Banderas and Liza Minnelli, all intent on eating Italian culinary delicacies. The third event on the billboard is an exceptional eight-minute video mixing sequences from cult movies: Ratatouille, Haute Cuisine, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Eat Pray Love, Pretty Woman, The Gold of Naples, Lady and the Tramp, The Leopard and Big Night. The programme will close with a lecture by Pietro Parisi, a 34-year old master chef trained in the court of Michelin star-winning chefs like Alan Ducasse and Gualtiero Marchesi, who has finally achieved his dream of having a restaurant of his own, "Era Ora" in Palma Campania, near Naples. Parisi will speak about his experience and reveal a number of recipes that have made him famous worldwide. "The intertwining of different arts has always been a theme inspiring our cultural initiatives because every Italian creation is the result of a special human history that has engendered talent, imagination, ideas and inspiration through the millennia," said Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero.