London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) August 13, 2009 -- The Italian restaurant hosts regular regional food and wine events, which each time attempts to explore the food and wine from one of the diverse regions of Italy, and explain the background and history of the region.
Alex Mungo, a food and wine enthusiast with a keen interest in the history and significance of food explains: "I have found my twin passions spoiled rotten in recent months by the exceptional wine tastings held at Enoteca Turi, a family-run Italian restaurant in London with a difference. in fact, the term "wine-tasting" is perhaps inadequate for these evenings, which cover a lot of ground. Each month owner Giuseppe Turi enthusiastically selects a region of his home country and conducts research into the history behind its Italian wine making and cuisine."
There are three main routes down which the present Italian food heritage has come; the Celts in the north, Etruscans in central Italy and the Greeks in the south. This is borne in mind, when researching the history of each Italian region, in order to locate the true origin of the tastes and how these have evolved until the modern day. Any historical event, which has a bearing on the the way of life of people and their culture will influence their diet and how they eat, e.g. an Arab and Spanish domination in the south of Italy, the isolation of some regions such as Puglia and Basilicata, Venetian trade with the East, and Austrian rule in the north. This research culminates in these events, which are enjoyed in equal measure by customers and staff alike.
For further information about Enoteca Turi's Italian wine and food history evenings please see http://www.enotecaturi.com