[PRESS RELEASE – PRNewswire] During his remarks at the groundbreaking reception for the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015, next year’s World Fair, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, sharing his enjoyment of Al Tiramisu. He stated, “I want to thank Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, who – he is from the Al Tiramisu restaurant, which I love to go to; I go to it when I get a chance to here in Washington. He has come and prepared some really delicious Italian-American food for us today,” said Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Full transcript available here.
Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, owner of Al Tiramisu, Washington DC’s “most authentic Italian restaurant” delighted guests at the groundbreaking with his elevated version of Mac & Cheese with Traditional Italian meatballs and Fragolino Soda – a classic Italian soda spiked with his house made strawberry liqueur. Chef Luigi is a member of the American Chefs Corps network through the U.S. Department of State.
About Chef Luigi Diotaiuti
Award winning Chef/Restaurateur Luigi Diotaiuti is a world –renowned authority on Italian cooking and living. A celebrity favorite for decades, the certified Sommelier and television personality was born in a farm near Lagonegro, in the mountains of the Southern Italian province of Basilicata. He completed his culinary degree at the Culinary School in the beautiful seaside town of Maratea. That was the launching of his prestigious career which would lead him to legendary locales before settling in Washington, DC. In 2013, Chef Luigi released the Beauty of Basilicata Dinner at the James Beard Foundation documentary.
Luigi’s knowledge and talent earned him the coveted “Insegna del Ristorante Italiano,” the seal of approval by the President of Italy. In 2013, Al Tiramisu was also awarded Slow Food DC’s Snail of Approval award. Chef Luigi is also a Certified Italian Sommelier, and his first cookbook, The Al Tiramisu Restaurant Cookbook: An Elevated Approach to Authentic Italian Cuisine was released in December 2013. To learn more about Chef Luigi Diotaiuti and Al Tiramisu restaurant, visit: www.AlTiramisu.com.