If food can be a force for change, then chefs are among the greatest agents of that change. With their work, they act as ambassadors for the quality of ingredients, for cultures, for the discovery or rediscovery of products, producers and places and often also for more responsibility towards the planet on which we live.
At Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the first Dinner Dates in the program will offer an all-European journey from the historic kitchens of Del Cambio to those of Eataly.
An explosion of stars will kick things off on Wednesday September 19 at Del Cambio, whose chef Matteo Baronetto always makes quality ingredients the focus of his dishes. This evening he will be sharing his kitchen with Paolo Casagrande, who holds three Michelin stars for his restaurant Lasarte in Barcelona and whose simple but refined cooking often gives vegetables a starring role.
On Thursday September 20 the venue shifts to Eataly and the focus east, to Slovenia, home of Ana Roš, named world’s best female chef in 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. At her restaurant Hiša Franko in Kobarid, set in the verdant countryside and surrounded by an enormous kitchen garden of herbs, flowers and vegetables, she has over the years developed a highly personal and innovative style, able to perfectly reflect her homeland and its typical products. Also on Thursday, the historic cellars of Del Cambio will be opened to the public. Diners will sit at a long communal table where Matteo Baronetto and his team will offer them the best of the restaurant’s cooking, paired with a selection of incredible wines.
At Eataly on Friday September 21 it will be the turn of Arcangelo and Peppino Tinari, representing the family that runs Villa Maiella (Guardiagrele, Chieti): Much more than a restaurant, it is also a farm where black Abruzzese pigs are reared in semi-wild conditions and their pork cured naturally, without the use of nitrites and nitrates. Expect a dinner of strong, clear-cut flavors, lightened by the creativity and mastery of the chefs.
Saturday September 22 sees a return to Spain, where the most rock n’ roll duo of this Terra Madre Salone del Gusto will be showing off their skills. They are Michelin-starred Artur Martínez from Terrassa in Barcelona, a minimalist constantly in search of the cleanest, best-defined flavors, and his alter ego, Marc Ribas, his right-hand man and the exuberant presenter of the Catalan version of the Italian show 4 Ristoranti. This dinner is sure to be a unique experience, painting a picture of the energy and dynamism of Catalonia and playing with the idea of “therapeutic cuisine” the pair has put into practice in their La Taverna del Ciri.
Travel north with us on Sunday September 23 for an intriguing introduction to the flavors of Iceland with Gísli Matthías Auðunsson. This young chef, a member of the Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance, has turned his Slippurinn on Haimaey, a small island of herders and fishers, into a beacon for his country’s gastronomic culture. In this unique dinner, wild herbs, roots and seaweed will bring their unexpected flavors to the creative dishes.
A grand finale comes on Monday September 24 thanks to Moreno Cedroni, who will trace back 34 years of history of La Madonnina del Pescatore (Senigallia, Ancona) in one evening, showing how a place can be enriched when horizons are broadened and other cultures and ingredients from other countries are incorporated—South Africa, for example, the place where the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean come together while remaining separate bodies of water.
These are the Dinner Dates confirmed so far. Look out for more in the coming months and don’t miss the chance to meet “our” chefs and sample their cooking at these events and many others—conferences, Taste Workshops, forums—in the Terra Madre Salone del Gusto program.
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