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Vietnam World Chaîne Day

Ho Chi Minh City, April 24, 2021

Celebrating with a taste of Italy

" The event indeed lived up to its tagline of 'The Chaîne meets the Extraordinary Italian Taste' "

In the days following our World Chaîne Day event at the residence of the Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, we must tip our hats to the chef who travelled far and wide for this event.

Chef Alessio Rasom’s remarkable journey has spanned the globe, from the humble, mountainous, Northern Italian village of Vigo di Fassa to a number of prestigious restaurants including Kinobu in Kyoto, Ze Kitchen Galerie in Paris and now to El Peck in Da Nang.

The event started at 3pm on a sunny Saturday afternoon with a reception at which we enjoyed a delicious selection of canapés:
- cold cuts and cheese with homemade focaccia, olives and pickles
- smoked salmon and pear
- scrambled egg with vitello tonnato sauce
- bread, butter and anchovies
- paccheri baccalà (salt cod)
- sarde un saor (sardines)
- cookies and chocolate
Served with a variety of Italian sparking, white and red wines.

At 6pm we inducted Consul General Dante Brandi into the Chaîne as Chevalier d’Honneur, a rank reserved for diplomats, celebrities and notable figures.

Thereafter, a small group of members who are noted for their undeniable support of the Chaîne, assembled for a six-course menu with wine pairings created by Chef Rasom and the Consul General, Dante Brandi.


Linguine felicetti, caviar, sour cream
Prosecco Rosé Treviso Millesimato Brut DOC 2019
Antonio Facchin

Insalata di mare (seafood salad)
colatura di alici (Italian seafood sauce), bottarga
Etna Bianco Superiore DOC 2019
Tenuta delle Terre Nere

“Carne salada”
Marinated Wagyu beef carpaccio
Parmigiano Reggiano, extra virgin olive oil
Rosa dei Frati Riviera del Garda Classico Rosé 2018

Risotto alla carbonara
Pecorino cheese, guanciale*, slow-cooked egg
[* Ed. Taken from the pig’s cheek guanciale is a
rich, fatty piece of meat often cured before use]
Ampio delle Mortelle Toscana IGT 2016
Marchesi Antinori

Vension, Whiskey, pumpkin
Barola Ginestra Vigna Casa Mate DOCG 1998
Elio Grasso

Foresta Nera (Black Forest)
chocolate and black cherry cake
Nùali Moscato di Sardegna Passito 2018

Our celebration indeed lived up to its tagline of “The Chaîne meets the Extraordinary Italian Taste” on World Chaîne Day.

Rajesh “Raj” Taneja
Bailli Délégué

Ed. In the video, Bailli Délégué Raj Taneja interviews Dante Brandi, Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City, on a number of topics including the relationship of Italy and Vietnam, the relationship of Italy and food, food destinations in Vietnam and more!

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