From the 3rd to the 5th of July 2012 at the Città della Scienza.
The countdown has started for the first international convention that the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association has planned in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2012, in the beautiful location of the Città della Scienza. Workshops, samplings, tasting workshops, the Pizza Olympics and many other surprises have been planned for these three days, it´ll be an important opportunity for the experts to compare their skills and a unique event for pizza chefs and restaurateurs from around the world. And here are the details for taking part to the international competition and the news on the rich programme of the festival.
The "Pizza Napoletana Olympics" will be divided into five disciplines: Classic Pizza (following the old tradition), Fantasy Pizza (the innovation of tradition according to the AVPN regulations), Artistic Pizza, Fried Pizza and Mastunicola (a disk of dough, lard or extra-virgin olive oil, basil, pepper to season the dough). The protagonist of the competition, therefore, will be the Real Neapolitan Pizza, as it is meant by the Neapolitans. The competitors will deal with marinara and margherita pizzas and also with other types of pizzas, by using ingredients that are not in conflict with the Neapolitan gastronomy´s rules. And for the first time the competition will start from the preparation of the dough made by hand.
Both individual participants and countries will be awarded. The nation that eventually will get the highest score in the various disciplines will win the Olympics.
To enter the contest you must send the form to: email@example.com or by fax at 081 4201205.
For all the information you can contact the AVPN staff at 081 4201205.
PROGRAMME (in progress)
Tuesday, July 3rd: "Yeast and Ferments"
h. 15.00 - presentation of the convention and a meeting to explain the agenda
h. 15.30 – turning on the Olympic ovens
h. 15.50 - seminar on the handmade dough
h. 16.30 - company workshops
h. 17.00 - seminar on leavening, in collaboration with the Federico II University of Naples
h. 17.30 - Master of food pizza by Slow Food
h. 16.00 to 20.00 - beginning of the agenda and shifts for handmade kneading
h. 19.00 - AIS Seminar "Bubbles and fried pizza"
Wednesday, July 4th: "The five elements"
h. 08.00 - first shifts for the handmade kneading
h. 11.00 - start of the competition and categories evaluation: "Classic Pizza", "Fantasy Pizza" and "Mastunicola"
afternoon - Seminars and workshops by the participating companies. Master courses organized by Slow Food and tasting and courses on the pizza and wine combination by the Italian Sommelier Association
h. 18.00 to h. 20.00 - beginning of the agenda and shifts for the handmade kneading of "Fried Pizza" and "Artistic Pizza"
Thursday, July 5th: "The senses"
h. 09.00 - start of the competition and "Fried Pizza" and " Artistic Pizza" evaluation
h. 14.00 - Buffet and Pizza
h. 16.00 - international meeting and AVPN convention, the constitution of the Federation of the Italian Associations of the pizza world
h. 20.00 - "Pizza with the Stars"
Friday, July 6th (optional)
Cultural visit to the old town centre of Naples
The AVPN has stipulated a series of agreements with some of the hotels in the city, in order to facilitate the participants in organizing their stay in Naples in the days of the convention.
Piazza Pilastri, 12
tel: 081 081-5933711
Hotel Villa Maria
Via Nuova Agnano, 37
tel. 081 5704041
Hotel Nuvò (ex Nesis)****
Via Nuova Agnano, 5
tel 081 19 566 566
Via Antiniana, 15
Montespina Park Hotel****
Via San Gennaro, 2
Sunday 17 June 2012