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World Week of Italian Cuisine comes to Malindi

Ten restaurants offer foods for free.

In Summary
  • The week-long festival is being held in Malindi for the first time.
Liliana Constantini, a volunteer from Baby Marrow Restaurant
Liliana Constantini, a volunteer from Baby Marrow Restaurant
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Residents sample the food at Malindi Oasis Mall on November 25.
Residents sample the food at Malindi Oasis Mall on November 25.
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Elia Bien, a resident, tastes the Italian food.
Elia Bien, a resident, tastes the Italian food.
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Nancy Palumbo, manager of Leopard Beach Resort, Malindi, showcases dishes on November 25.
Nancy Palumbo, manager of Leopard Beach Resort, Malindi, showcases dishes on November 25.
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Italian samosa and cake.
Italian samosa and cake.
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Italian cake known as Crostata prepared by Baby Marrow Restaurant.
Italian cake known as Crostata prepared by Baby Marrow Restaurant.
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Freddie Di Curatolo, spokesman Italian Comunity Malindi, Nancy Palumbo, Manager of Leopard Beach Resort and Maureen Awuor GM Ocean Beach Resort and Spa.
Freddie Di Curatolo, spokesman Italian Comunity Malindi, Nancy Palumbo, Manager of Leopard Beach Resort and Maureen Awuor GM Ocean Beach Resort and Spa.
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The tourism resort town of Malindi is hosting for the first time the World Week of Italian Cuisine. The event will run from November 27 to December 1.

The festival dubbed ‘The extraordinary Italian taste’ showcases special Italian dishes to residents and foreigners in Malindi and Watamu.

Malindi and Watamu are favourites with Italian tourists. Last year the two destinations recorded more than 65,000 tourists from Italy and are expected to attract more than 80,000 this year.

Ten resorts and Italian restaurants are scheduled to prepare various tasting menus of Italian cuisine during lunch and dinner during the festival.

They include Leopard Point Luxury Beach Resort, Tangeri Lounge, Bar Bar, Baby Marrow, Malaika Beach Resort, La Malindina, Billionaire Beach Resort, Kilili Baharini Resort and Spa, Osteria Beach Restaurant and Olimpia Club.