A taste of Italy in PNG
Two highly awarded Italian chefs recently completed an 11-day residency at Port Moresby’s Airways Hotels, where they presented their dishes at the Deli KC delicatessen– bistro.
Alberto Annarumma and Elnava de Rosa worked alongside local chefs during their visit.
Chef Annarumma has worked in Michelinstarred restaurants around the globe, including the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong and Four Seasons in Paris.
He specialises in pizza and pasta and the use of traditional Italian ingredients such as buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, tomatoes and lemons.
Chef de Rosa is a pastry chef who has trained in Rome, England and France.
Meanwhile, Airways Hotel has been named in a list of the world’s best hotels.
Huffington Post contributor, travel pioneer and ‘ father’ of modern adventure travel, Richard Bangs, placed Airways fifth in the top 10 hotels he has experienced.
Bangs based his selections – posted on his blog – on cosiness, service and ‘ineffable quality of heart’.
He says of Airways: “It is at once luxurious and whimsical, with a DC-3 Dakota aircraft set into the side of the hotel, and lobby decorations crafted from fuselages.
“The Vue restaurant, near the infinity pool on the seventh floor, has been renovated and offers brilliant food (and fresh coconut water), with a delectable view of the Owen Stanley Ranges, Bootless Bay and the nearby international runway.” ■
See richardbangs.com, airways.com.pg.
Master chefs ... Alberto Annarumma and Elnava de Rosa with Airways kitchen staff (left); and two of their creations (above and below).