As а native speaker of Armenian, it’s hard to imagine that people are capable of mastering your language so well as to perfectly speak, write and express themselves in Armenian. Conversing with Benedetta Contin, an Italian scholar who has put her heart and soul into learning the Armenian language, I was amazed at her ability to convey her thoughts in such a beautiful manner. Benedetta currently teaches old Armenian in Mekhitarist Congregation in Venice where Lord George Gordon Byron came in 1816 and immediately became fascinated by the beauty of the Armenian culture and language.
World famous Danish chef Jens Peter Kolbeck visited Armenia in May 2007 to attend Yerevan Wine Days. The career of the 70-year-old chef began with a world tour of the best kitchens. From Hamburg to the Savoy Hotel in London, Rome and Washington (where he worked for the Danish Embassy) and then to New York, he developed a rich panoply of experiences. From 1970 to 1974, he toured the best restaurants in France. When he returned to Denmark, Queen Margrethe she took him into her service.
Jens Peter Kolbeck, former chef to Queen of Denmark: