MONINI & FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS
MONINI SPONSOR since 1958
Italy's leading the international arts festival, "The Festival of Two Worlds", which is a World Wide attraction that involes music, dance and theatre scene. This wonderful event takes place in Spoleto, (Italy) the last week of June and the first two weeks of July.
"An ideal Artist's place".
Maestro, Giancarlo Menotti
Gian Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer, founded The Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy in 1958. The festival was meant to be a forum for American artists to showcase their talents. Soon, Spoleto became a home for singers, actors, dancers and visual artists to produce traditional and experimental works.
In 1977, Menotti decided to create a U.S. version of the festival. After examining many U.S. cities, he found Charleston, South Carolina to be best suited to host Spoleto USA. It is large enough to handle 17 days of non-stop events and small enough to recreate Spoleto, Italy's charm.
The Spoleto festival has maintained the original festival's traditions while establishing a reputation as a premier artistic event. It is a forum for the audience to see the world's best known artists. And it is a medium to expose young talent to the professional world.
2001 - IL MONELLO FESTIVAL
Events 2001, March 8th - 2.30:PM
Area chef, membres of the food press, and retailers event
To celebrate, we are planning an Il Monello festival.
Select area chefs, members of the food press, and retailers
will be invited to an il Monello luncheon at Fred's at BarneysMark Strausman, Monini's spokeschef, will present a menu of dishes created to show the full flavour of the new oil.
Mark is the chef/owner of Campagna and chef/operator at Fred's at Barneys.Zefferino Monini,
CEO and fourth generation master taster of Monini, in Spoleto, Italy, plans to attend. He will present a limited edition of signed il Monello bottles, and preview the Culinary Institute opening in November, 2002.Marco Petrini, President of Monini North America, will speak about the production of this special oil, and conduct a tasting of the new vintage.
On attendee will win a $ 100 gift certificate to be spent a Barneys.
2002 - ITALIAN OLIVE OIL COURSES IN NEW YORK CITY
Monini is the one of the 21 companies that will partecipate at the Italian Olive Oil Courses sponsored by SOL located at the Italian Olive Oil Centre in New York from April 30th, 2002.
The Italian Olive Oil Center offers training courses for certified olive oil consultants both by correspondence and at its Manhattan location; Olive Oil Dinners and tastings; and the Olive Oil of the Month—a program for Olive Oil Lovers who wish to sample a variety of exceptional estate-bottled Italian extra-virgin olive oils.
Learn about olive oil, and enjoy the very best liquid gold of Mediterranean.
Call toll-free at (888) PIACERE ext. 18 or (212) 725-8764 ext. 18.
2002- IL MONELLO ARRIVES ON U.S. SHORES
IL MONELLO ARRIVES ON U.S. SHORES
Annual First Pressed Olives Produce Extraordinary Extra Virgin Olive Oil for 2002
February 28 - Connoisseurs of the finest fruit of the olive tree will soon be treated to Monini's fantastic il Monello "novello" (new production) for 2002. With a tip of the branch to the annual introduction of Beaujolais Nouveau, the initial crush of the season's first olives is also eagerly awaited by those with sophisticated palates. Within the next week, il Monello will be available from coast to coast in high-quality food emporiums and restaurants.Devoted consumers of il Monello annually await the new production, bottled in November and available only during the first few months of the year. They know that the oil obtained from the first olives of the season has deliciously complex attributes, a distinct aroma of green tomato and fresh grassy fruitiness and a taste that's appealingly sharp and pungent, definitely a flavor to savor. These traits result from both the way the fruit is crushed and the fact that the first ripe olives are used immediately after they're meticulously hand-picked. Il Monello's color resembles that of a deep green leaf accented by a warm, golden hue. It has a veiled aspect as it is bottled immediately after production without filtering or alteration. The product's unique qualities reminded many of the energy, spontaneity and vigor of a child, inspiring the name il monello, Italian for lively little rascal.Italy's climate and geographic location make it the ideal country for growing olives. Olive trees abounded in every region and Monello, with great care, picks the best olives in the country for its products. "This was an exceptional year for our olive crop," commented Marco Pertain, President Monini USA. "The climate this season, although not ideal for high quantity, proved absolutely perfect for quality. Our Il Monello, for 200
2002 - 13th Annual Bon Appétit Wine & Spirit FOCUS
13TH Annual Bon Appétit Wine & Spirits FOCUS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2002
New York, Marriott Marquis
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Cesare Casella, Executive Chef of Beppe Restaurant (45 East 22nd Street, New York, NY) presents its "Tuscan bean salad" recipe using Monini Amabile Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Umbria. The mild and smooth flavor of this oil is ideal to complement the delightful pout-pourri of beans and legumes used by Chef Casella in this wonderful recipe.
A portion of the proceeds from the event is donated to local chapters and the national organization of the Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
"One of The Family" Contest
The "One of the Family" Contest has ended.
On March 10th, we selected one grand prize winner and five second prize winners at random
.... and ..... the winner is
DOUG CHILD from NORTH CAROLINA
is the lucky 1st prize winner!!!!!!He won:
- A customized olive oil blended by
- Round Trip airline tickets from any
major U.S. city to Rome, courtesy of Alitalia
Airlines, with ground transportation from Rome
- Six nights lodging at Monini’s Fattoria del Poggiolo in Spoleto;
- Tickets for two of the events at the
Festival dei Due Mondi
(Festival of Two Worlds), Spoleto’s renowned Arts Festival;
- $600 in spending money.
- A customized olive oil blended by Mr.Zefferino Monini
2003 - L. A. COUNTY FAIR EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL COMPETITION
MONINI SPONSOR - America's Cup 2003 Monini is basic supplier sponsor of MASCALZONE LATINO team, the Italian boat that participates in the America's Cup Challenger 2003
Mascalzone Latino Challenge, Italy
Reale Yacht Club Canottieri Savoia
Head of the syndicate is Vincenzo Onorato has assembled a full-blooded Italian team to challenge for the 2003 America's Cup. The team is supported by their main sponsor, TIM, an Italian mobile phone network. You can find a list of all of basic suppliers on the Mascalzone Latino WEB SITE.
Onarato is billed as the skipper as well as syndicate head, but it is likely that the young and talented match racer Paolo Ciann from Naples will steer the boat. Their new boats will be designed by Giovanni Ceccarelli and built at the Tencara yard in Venice, where the Il Moros of 1992 were built.
Mascalzone Latino (Latin Rascal) has only been established for around 20 months. The lack of preparation time compared to other syndicates could be cause for concern. They have missed at least one year.
With an extra year Onorato feels that the Syndicate could have built two new generation boats, as it is, due to the lack of time the ability to test their design and boat has been significantly reduced.
2003 - SECOND ANNUAL "Il Monello" FESTIVAL
Events 2003, March 21th
SECOND ANNUAL "Il Monello" FESTIVAL
Prominent journalists, chefs, and 'foodies' from the New York area joined us to open the season's first bottles of Il Monello. With an elegant repast prepared by Chef Denis Fitzgerald and a Venetian setting..
2003 - OLIVE OIL TASTING, Wilton CT
Events 2003, January 29th
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Marco Petrini, President of Monini North America Inc., will conduct an extra-virgin olive oil tasting during one of the famous classes of Chef Sally Maraventano, director of Cucina Casalinga, a regional Italian cooking school and leader of trips to cooking schools in Italy.
Take a look at the offerings on the Class Page and sign up soon.
Don't miss this opportunity, join today at: www.cucinacasalinga.com
2003 -MONINI SPONSOR in the U.S.A. - Pilot Pen Tennis tournament
Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sponsors Events and Feeds Athletes
In August, Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be sponsoring the 2003 New York City Cycling Classic and the 2003 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.
The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are underscored by Monini’s sponsorship of two leading area athletic events.
Pilot Pen Participation
Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be among the sponsors of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament, returning to New Haven, CT this August. This internationally recognized tournament is played at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale University and is the preceding WTA tournament to the US Open. It has been one of the major stops on the worldwide WTA tour since 1988. Past champions include Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Navratilova, Lindsay Davenport, and Venus Williams. The tournament begins August 15 with a qualifying draw including 50 athletes and ends on August 23. Monini’s six foot olive mascot, Oliver, will be present for Kid’s Day on August 17 as well as during the final days of the event.
By special arrangement, Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil also will be served to the participating athletes during the weeklong tournament. Studies have shown that extra virgin olive oil contributes to a healthy digestive system, is excellent for brain activity and bone mineralization, and reduces the rate of cardiovascular illness by lowering cholesterol levels. Monini is the leading extra virgin olive oil in Italy. In 1995, the Journal of National Cancer Institute reported that olive oil offers strong protection in the fight against breast cancer.
“It’s the prefect partnership to have Monini sponsor these events,” remarked Marco Petrini, president of Monini North America. “To be healthy you need to eat well and exercise. Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil is excellent for athletes of all levels.”
A Healthy Cycle
Monini also returns this year as a sponsor of the second annual New York City Cycling Championship. One of seven official events on the2003 Pro Cycling Tour, it is a world-class professional bicycle race featuring the best cycling teams in America. The race returns to Lower Manhattan Sunday, August 3, 2003.
2003 - "One Of The Family" Contest, Italian TripLast March we chose a winner at random for our "One of the Family" contest.
The prize was a custom-blended olive oil and a trip for two to Spoleto during the annual arts festival to pick it up.
We met our contest winner, Doug Child, and his wife Roselyn Martin, at JFK They were accompanied by Marco Petrini, President of Monini North America, several business associates and members of the press on the trip – 21 of us in all.
2004 - NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPONSORS - William Raveis Breast Cancer Research
P R E S E N T S
“Wines and Foods of the World”
Wine Tasting Event
Six regional events will be held in support of breast cancer research and education.
Contributions are tax deductible and proceeds will benefit:
Breast Cancer Alliance, Greenwich, CT
Dana Farber Women’s Cancer Center, Boston, MA
University of Connecticut Breast Cancer Program, Farmington, CT
Tickets: $50.00 each (with a maximum of 250 per event) and will include:
Wine Tasting • Hors D’oeurves • Silent & Live Auction
Car Lottery • Raffle • Door Prizes
The Wine Tasting Event locations and dates:
September 21, 2004 ~ Burr Homestead, Fairfield, CT 6:30 - 9:30pm
September 29, 2004 ~ Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT 6:30 - 9:30pm
September 30, 2004 ~ Fenway Park, Boston, MA 6:00 - 9:00pm
October 5, 2004 ~ Wampanoag Country Club, W. Hartford, CT 6:00 - 9:00 pm
October 7, 2004 ~ Ethan Allen Inn, Danbury, CT 6:30 - 9:30pm
October 8, 2004 ~ Mystic Marriott, Mystic, CT 6:30 - 9:30pm
2004 - MONINI NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPONSORS - Asphalt Green
April 24th, 2004
New York City, NY
Monini made a generous donation for the Big Swim event.
The BIG SWIM benefit held two days later raises funds and awareness for Waterproofing program, which teaches New York City public school children to swim. Along with swim instruction, these children learn a survival skill, gain self/esteem and learn lifelong sport.
This year 17.000 children have participated in the Waterproof program
2004 - NOT-FOR-PROFIT SPONSORS - 15th Annual Bon Appétit Wine & Spirit FOCUS
15TH Annual Bon Appétit Wine & Spirits FOCUS
SUNDAY, November 14th, 2004
Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures
2:00 to 5:00 pm
As like the last few years Monini is one of the sponsors of the Bon Appetit Wine & Spirit Focus held to benefit the Make-A-Wish foundation.
This year the event is placed in Hollywood, CA. at Paramount Pictures.
Lifestyle experience where LA’s hottest chefs bring the pages of Bon Appétit to life.
A collection of such culinary giants as:
- Piero Morovich, Ammo
- Suzanne Goin, A.O.C. and Lucques
- Ludovic Lefebvre, Bastide
- Bill Bracken, The Belvedere at The Peninsula
- Ritsuo Tsuchida, Blowfish Sushi
- Jaime Covarrubias, Border Grill
- Frank Fronda, Café del Rey
- Shigefumi Tachibe, Chaya Brasserie
- Christian Shaffer and Collin Crannel, Chloe
- Chris Behre and Aaron Lindgren, Cinch
- Beni Velazquez, Ciudad
- Shad Davis, The Counter
- Helene An, Crustacean
- Chris Bennett, Doug Arango’s
- Celestino Drago, Drago
- Monique King and Paul Rosenbluh,
- Firefly Bistro
- Neal Fraser, Grace
- John Sola, The Grill on the Alley
- Suzanne Tracht, Jar
- Josie LeBalch, Josie’s
- Vernon Cardenas, Katana
- Jean Francois Meteigner, La Cachette
will feature samples of signature dishes.
2004 - MONINI SPONSORS : Broadway, NYC
CHEF'S THEATER, a delicious new kind of entertainment experience.
Chef's Theater is New York's first theatrical and culinary adventures of eating, drinking, singing and dancing brought to you by the world's best chefs and Broadway's greatest performers. You will enjoy watching one of the world's culinary giants including such chefs as Tom Valenti, Marcus Samuelsson, and Jacques Pepin prepare a gourmet meal
While dining on the three course meal created and prepared before you by our celebrity chef, you will enjoy the singing and dancing of some of Broadway's finest performers.
To accompany your course in world class cuisine, a sommelier will present insights into fine wines and offer a tasting of selected wines which best compliment your meal.
March 30th, 2004
The Supper Club
240 West 47th Street
(between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York NY 10036Monini is one of the official sponsors of the event.
Take the oppurtunity to enjoy the show, while you are eating a meal prepared with our Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
2004 - EUROPE IN NYC
New York City, NY
October 30th, 2004 12-5pm
Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea
Over 1,000 guests for this culinary itinerary with food and wine tastings, organized by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure in partnership with European Travel Commision presented by
American Express® Gold Card Events.
The event offered a showcase of Europe's rich bounty of food, flavors, wine and spirit, reginal cultures and charm. From appetizers to desserts, prominent chefs from all over the world lead a virtual tour of the European tables and culinary World Cup.
Close to others italian brands Monini offered a fresh oil taste with a selection of Orginale, Fruttato, OilBios, Monello and Amabile Umbro.
2004 - MONINI S.P.A. SPONSOR - Monini is the Main Sponsor of the project "K2 2004 - 50 Years Later "
Monini is the Main Sponsor of the project
"K2 2004 - 50 Years Later "
The company based in Spoleto, Italy and market leader for Extra Virgin Olive Oil has always had in its strategic approach values like tradition and quality. K2 is known as the "italian mountain"; just like Monini is known as the "italians' extra virgin olive oil". Both are italian success stories.
Such an incredible accomplishment requires a perfect form, a body able to withstand extreme conditions, therefore it requires a perfect diet and training.
The role of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a diet is crucial, particularly at high altitudes where the body needs more fat and an ingredient that facilitates the organic functions.
It is also important to note that most foods at high altitudes are dehydrated, and the use of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is essential for its taste and breakdown.
For the "K2 2004" expedition, Monini has choosen among the items of its "BIOS" line. This Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil of superior quality is a 100% Italian product obtained from organic olive groves. It is the perfect oil for those who want to live in total harmony with nature and respect its importance.
50 years after the first successful ascent of K2 Italians are returning to the Karakoram to celebrate that memorable moment etched in
history on July 31, 1954 by Achille Compagnoni, Lino Lacedelli and their teammates under the leadership of Ardito Desio.
This large, ambitious Italian expedition is sending a 19-member team to scale Everest’s north side this spring then two large teams to scale K2 from each side in commemoration the 50th anniversary of K2’s first ascent (by Italy).
Italians to mark 50th anniversari of first K-2 climb.
2004 - MONINI SPONSOR - Monini Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sponsors Events and Feeds Athletes
2004 - NOT-FOR-PROFIT MONINI SPONSORS - the 7 Nights Serafico's fundraising
Friday, February 6th, 2004 at 6pm
The Remote Lounge (www.remotelounge.com) - 327 Bowery Street - NYC
MONINI sponsors the 7 Nights-Serafico's fundraising initiative. An evening of cocktails and Hors d'ouvres. Catering is provided by Il Buco Restaurant and Osteria Del Sole. Wines provided by Opici and Winewave.
A live auction to include tourist packages 1 to 7 nights in Umbria and a chance to win trips to Italy and other wonderful products.
The Istituto Serafico in Assisi, Italy, is a non-profit organization with over 130 years of experience in developing programs for the rehabilitation, education, and social inclusion of blind children, adolescents, as well as young adults with serious physical and mental disabilities A number of hotels, restaurants, and tourist structures in Umbria donated their products and services to the Istituto Serafico in Assisi, including packages for 1 to 7 nights in hotels and agriturismi in Umbria.
Your support is needed to put a smile on the faces of the children, and to help them realize their dreams of having a more fulfilling place in today's world. The Serafico thanks you in advance for your generous contribution.
Tickets: $35 advance purchase - $40 at the door
2 Tickets: $50 advance purchase - $60 at the door
To Purchase Tickets Now Click Here!
2004 - MONINI SPONSORS for the Fairfield County - SPARK Fundraiser
SPARK "Winter Splash" Gala
FAIRFIELD COMMUNITY POOL PROJECT IS MAKING A BIG SPLASH!
NORWALK, CT February 28th, 2004
Clarke Luxury Kitchen Showroom, South Norwalk, CT
Starting 7.30 pm
SPARK Fundraiser featuring live cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs Bobby Flay, Michel Nischan and Debra Ponzek. Guests will enjoy gourmet foods, music, dancing and a silent auction. Call SPARK, 203-366-POOL for reservations and further information.
2004 - MONINI and Breast Cancer Alliance
starting March 2004
Monini supports the Breast Cancer Alliance
Your contribution to the Breast Cancer Alliance will help fight breast cancer by supporting research at major medical institutions, by supporting breast cancer-related services, and by educating women on the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
You may make a donation online with a credit card using our secure server. If you prefer to donate by mail, click here for the printable form and send it with your check, payable to the
Breast Cancer Alliance, to:
BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE
15 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Click on the following link to read
"A discussion with nutritionists and food professionals" held by
Marco Petrini (President of Monini North America, INC.),
Albert DeAngelis (Executive Chef at the Ramze Zakka restaurant group),
Karen Ayoub (Alliance volunteer), and
Dr. Barry Boyd (Director of the Integrated Medicine program at Greenwich Hospital)
2004 - MONINI S.P.A. SPONSORS : Umbria Jazz, Italy 11