From 2020-09-29 15:30 to 2020-09-29 16:30
Venue: ZOOM Online Webinar / Facebook Live

Special guest from Italy
Viviana Varese
Alice Ristorante (Milan), Head Chief

In 1999 she opened her own “Il Girasole” in Rodigiano. In 2007, she met Sandra Ciciriello and they opened “Alice Ristorante” in Milan. After being awarded 1 Michelin Star in 2011, she became Ambassador Chef at Expo Milano in 2015.

Viviana Varese’s cuisine embodies her personality, full of dedication and passion for cooking. It is a fusion of substance and color, while maintaining the balance between reason and impulse.

Special guest from Japan
Masahiro Kasahara
Sanpi-Ryoron (Tokyo), owner

Born in Tokyo in 1972, he grew up looking at his parents who run a yakitori restaurant. After graduating from high school, he trained at “Shougatu-ya Kitcho” for nine years before taking over his family’s yakitori restaurant. On the 30th anniversary the restaurant has been temporary closed and in 2004 Kasahara opened his own “Sanpi-Ryoron” in Ebisu. The name of the restaurant is based on the idea that “you don’t have to be liked by everyone. It is ok if only the ones who like your food and method comes to visit […]”. It quickly became a very popular restaurant, even hard to make a reservation.


Date and time: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 15:30-16:30 (Japan time)
Price:Free of Charge (registration required)
REGISTER HERE (ZOOM Live for importers and specialized media)

Facebook Live on ICCJ Tokyo


15:30 Opening remarks by Davide Fantoni, Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
15:35 Cooking demonstration by Chef Viviana Varese
16:00 Cooking demonstration by Chef Masahiro Kasahara
16:25 Q&A
16:30 Closure

True Italian Taste is an initiative promoted and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as part of the government campaign “The Extraordinary Italian Taste”, coordinated by Assocamerestero, the association that brings together the 81 Italian Chambers of Commerce in world.