Friday, March 11, 2011

Jeddah's Il Villaggio Restaurant Presents Its Mediterranean Festival


WIN a FABULOUS DINNER FOR TWO in Jeddah at Il Villaggio Restaurant! (transportation not included)

Il Villaggio Restaurant celebrates the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy with a Mediterranean Festival featuring the iconic ingredients used in traditional Italian dishes. The festival takes place March 14th through March 17th in Jeddah.

"Sample a menu with ingredients which have been used for a very long time in traditional recipes and are still among the all time favorites today. Taste heritage by indulging in authentic dishes which have their origin in different parts of Italy. Experience a true Italian Menu. Learn through food the history and events what created Italy 150 years ago and made Italy what it is today!

This menu will be served from 14th March to 17th March in the Luigi Restaurant at Il Villaggio Restaurants & Lounges. In addition we also offer cooking lessons with insights about the history of Italian food during the same period.

If you like to reserve a table or want to inquire and receive more details, please contact us by email: agm@ilvillaggio-complex.net or telephone 02-668-8233.

We will be happy to welcome you and your family, friends or colleagues during this special week at the restaurant or any time."

From the Management of Il Villaggio Restaurant & Lounges, Al Andalus Street, Jeddah - Telephone 02-668-8233


For a chance to WIN A DINNER FOR TWO at Il Villaggio Restaurant, LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST telling me what your FAVORITE ITALIAN DISH is. Be sure to include your NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS. ACT QUICKLY! The deadline for entering is MARCH 13. Two lucky winners will be announced very soon.

Go to Il Villaggio's Facebook page.

To RSVP to the Mediterranean Festival Event, or to view the Sample Menu, CLICK HERE.

For more info, check out their website at www.mediterraneans.me

Here is a quick video tour of the restaurant interior by the MadTraveller:

26 comments:

  1. Chicken parmesean is my favorite, yum. beautifulbirthday@gmail.com

    Dayle, Jeddah Doula

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  2. Lasagne with Bistecca Fiorentina & Tommy Sausage,would be gud enough and nutricious.......!

    afsal.alif1@gmail.com

    was @ Salama/Jeddah.
    nw @ Jubail .

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  3. I always wanted to try real Italian pizza.

    Abdullah Ayyash
    asayyash@gmail.com

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  4. From appetizers I love stuffed mushrooms, calamari and chicken fingers followed by Seafood Alfredo Sautéed shrimp and scallops tossed with creamy fettuccine alfredo or Shrimp & Crab Tortelli Romana Shrimp, crab and smoked mozzarella-filled ravioli, topped with sautéed shrimp in a three cheese and sun-dried tomato sauce, I love sea food! YUMMY! :)
    Nermina Ibrekic
    nerminaibrekic@hotmail.com

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  5. Hmmmm....

    My mouth is watering to taste italian pizzaa and Pasta...at the 150th aniverssary



    Jazir Thahir
    0566997292
    jazirthahir@yahoo.com
    jazirthahir@gmail.com

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  6. Actually I'm a lasagna lover but I always wanted to taste an original Italian pizza and some Italian seafood. and I don’t mind if I finish this luxurious meal with a piece of Tiramisu with cappuccino…..wow

    Salma Makki
    just-a-memory@windowslive.com

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  7. Sounds delicious... do they do veggie food? Unfortunately, flying to Dubai from Sweden isn't really practical for just dinner... Unfortunately.

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  8. Sherry Nassif
    Tomato & Avocado Salad
    Mushroom Rissotto
    Tutti Frutti Icecream


    the.empty.quarter@gmail.com

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  9. authentic risotto, so comforting and delicious

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  10. futuvhiny alfredo pasta & italian pizza
    aseel khail
    beautiful-doll@hotmail.com

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  11. fututchiny alfredo & ittalian pizza
    beautiful-doll@hotmail.com
    aseel khalil

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  12. Paola from ItalyMar 12, 2011, 6:38:00 PM

    Directly from Italy, and from Turin, first capital of Italy in 1861, my favourite italian food is certainly "agnolotti (ravioli, filled pasta) burro e salvia (butter and sage)". Simple but delicious!
    Remember: the best italian food is the simplest.

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  13. I like lasagna, really any type of pasta with any sauce. I could eat pasta every single day! I love Italian food!

    Erin Hickman
    erinnjade@yahoo.com

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  14. All of the best Susie, I love your writing. Please share my congratulations with your Italian friends at Il Villaggio on the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Please have everyone drink a toast to "Blessed" Pius IX for his contribution. :-)

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  15. oh wow Italy my ultimate dream to visit before i finally die lol anyways my all time favorite is LASAGNA....yum yum yum...oh i really love the bicycle of madtraveller....

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  16. Happy Birthday Italia,

    Any Italian Food with Halal Meat or Poultry is best.
    Regards,
    Qamaruddin
    ahl_e_dil@yahoo.com

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  17. Actually I'm a lasagna lover but I always wanted to taste an original Italian pizza and some Italian seafood. and also i love the Fettuccine Alfredo italian pasta.
    regards
    Durriya yousuf
    mahakfairy@hotmail.com

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  18. THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2 WINNERS:
    ABDULLAH AYYASH and SHERRY NASSIF

    EACH WINNER RECEIVES A DINNER FOR 2 AT IL VILLAGGIO RESTAURANT!

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  19. A Canadian ReaderMar 14, 2011, 10:31:00 PM

    Susie,

    I've got Italian restaurants coming out of my ears here in one of the biggest "Italian" cities outside of Italy, but I'm curious:

    How do families--presumably composed of both men and women--eat out in restaurants in Saudi Arabia? Are the men and women segregated? Does each family have its own room so men won't be able to see women they're not related to lifting their veil to eat?

    I'm really curious.

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  20. Hi Canadian Reader - Most restaurants in Saudi Arabia have separate entrances and dining sections for families, while men who are dining without female family members are accommodated in a section just for men only. Many family sections have screens or dividers or individual dining rooms for each family so women are not seen by other diners.

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  21. I hate to be churlish, but how can you have a real Italian restaurant without wine?

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  22. I'm an italian and i simply love risotto and I'm wondering how you will prepare in saudi since at the beginning you put a glass of wine in the potwith the rice?

    Lasagne alla bolognose are made with ragu and the ragù i usally made with some pork meat (sausages)

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  23. My husband and i went for dinner at the restaurant tonight and the food (the 7-course menu)was fantastic!! We sat on the terrace and the weather was perfect. Will definitely go there again with our family. :)

    Nik

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  24. An anonymous pizza baker in 1957 blamed James Dean for inducting teens into the pizza fraternity.
    In 1889, cheese was added.

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  25. Eggplant parmesean...oh so delicious!

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  26. Been there a few times when George was the manager...great food and experience. Took my wife there last night for our 36th wedding anniversary...big disappointment. The restaurant is in decline. When you start off dinner, in an Italian restaurant, with the poor quality bread they dared put on the table, you know it will only get worse...and it did!

    Rich

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