PUNTOITALY No29 - January 2022

HOSTMILANO Milan (Italy), 22 - 26 October Such a complete exhibition offer has never before been seen. The 42nd edition of HostMilano, organized simultaneously with Tuttofood, covered every aspect of the hospitality world: professional foodservice; bakery, pizza, pasta; coffee, tea, bar, coffee machines, vending machines, with Sic - Salone internazionale del caffè (International Coffee Fair); gelato, pastry; furnishings, technology, table. The support of the Italian Trade Agency and partnerships with industry associations made it possible to attract a highly specialized audience not only from main European countries but also from the United States, Canada, Russia and the Middle East. The scheduled events were over eight hundred, with a rich program of cooking demos, in-depths seminars and national and international competitions. The Smart Label - Host Innovation Award, an authentic international point of reference for innovation in the hospitality sector, awarded products from twenty-five companies, with a particular focus on sustainability. “Luxury Pastry in the World” by Iginio Massari was very popular, with the participation of leading names in the dessert world, who discussed emerging trends of high-end pastry. At Host, the finals of prestigious pastry awards were held: the Fipgc World Pastry Awards and The World Trophy of Professional Tiramisù Fipgc. The Japanese Yosuke Otsuka, Yusaku Shibata and Kazuhiro Nakayama won the best chocolate creation, the most beautiful composition in pastillage and the best sugar sculpture. The Italian Maria Concas won the award for the fourth category in the competition, Wedding Cakes. The competition dedicated to Tiramisu was won by the French Nabil Barina. 35