OLIVE OIL COMPETITION
An International Contest, an International Jury
The history of L'ORCIOLO D'ORO
Italy’s L’ORCIOLO D’ORO is the world’s leading and longest-running professional competition for Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
It originated in the second half of the 1980s, based on an idea by Marta Cartoceti. She brought together a small group of enthusiasts, producers, restaurateurs and oenologists who served as a self-styled “amateur” jury.
“A journey ‘from the soil to the palate”
After thirty years of experience in the world of oil in the famous L’ORCIOLO D’ORO competition,I, Manuela Vigo, together with my husband Vincenzo Federico Petisi, created LODO, an eclectic guide to the world’s best extra virgin olive oils.
This guide introduces the reader to the fascinating world of olive oil, showcasing its most distinguished and authentic producers in an innovative way, while always keeping an eye on tradition.
Il Maestro Iginio Massari
“Food doesn’t just have to taste good; it should be pleasing to the eye, fine and engaging.”
Iginio Massari , The Master of tradition
Talent, passion, dedication and strict professional discipline are just some of the characteristics which have made Iginio Massari the greatest Italian Master Pastry Chef in the world. To him goes the merit of having elevated the Italian pastry-making tradition to its highest expression.
His creations are defined by a unique style rooted in the artisan pastry-making tradition. A style which combines art with science, sensitivity with vast technical knowledge and the mind with the heart.
Iginio Massari’s fine pastry-making is the result of great creativity, careful selection of the ingredients and meticulous attention to detail. Tasting his pastries is an experience that involves all the senses.
PINK PLANET AWARD
“I believe that women deserve special attention and that female entrepreneurship is a symbol of strength and enterprise, which in many cases, unfortunately, needs defence and true acts that recognise its infinite value for the economy, for the world, for mankind.”
Manuela Vigo, co-founder and director of LODO assigns this important recognition that can support and highlight a female company in unfavourable situations.
RED CARPET AWARD
This award was created to promote the best EVOO within prestigious gastronomic contexts. For the best Light & Fruity, Medium and Intense oils according to the LODO Evaluation system. Claudio Sadler, Tommaso Arrigoni will use one of the best Fruity Light, Medium or Intense for their dishes.
The oils selected for this award will be the samples entered in the QGP PRIZE to have obtained the best score.