The twelfth edition of S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is all set to begin. According to officials the gastronomic event this year concentrate the far and exotic flavors of different worldwide cuisines in Switzerland from 9 April to 17 June.
Ten international guest chefs will pop up in the new season of the most awaited Ticino festival. They will be representing their culinary traditions in gourmet dishes. In total more than 20 Michelin stars for 20 events. This is going to be rocking.
“We have chosen to open up to the world by inviting great international chefs who, this year more than ever, will represent styles, customs and flavors that are always different.” commented Dany Stauffacher, festival patron.
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2018 will start on 9 April with a preview series at The Dolder Grand in Zurich, before moving on to Bern on 11 April at Hotel Schweizerhof and Geneva on 16 April at the Hôtel Beau-Rivage, where Ticinese chefs will be invited to present their creations.
On 29 April the festival arrives in its home for the coming weeks, Ticino, with opening night at the Hotel Splendide Royal in Lugano, where Domenico Ruberto will host chef colleagues Mattias Roock, Dietmar Sawyere and Gregor Zimmermann.
A spread of pop up dinners will follow with a line up of international chefs including Gaggan Anand(5&6 May), Paolo Casagrande (13 May), Michael Kempf (20 May), Tomaž Kavcic (28 May), Giacomo Gaspari (29 May), Søren Selin (11 June) and Emmanuel Renaut (12 June).
Young talent will also get the chance to shine in an evening hosted by three S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finalists on 22 May at Seven Lugano, The Restaurant namely: David Wälti(winner of Switzerland S.Pellegrino Young Chef), Diego della Schiava (Swiss finalist) and Edoardo Fumagalli, winner of the Italian final of S.Pellegrino Young Chef.
A special evening dedicated to women on 21 May also features, where all participants, from the kitchen, to front of house and seated at the table, will be exclusively women. Chef Aurora Mazzucchelli from Ristorante Marconi and Sasso Marconi (Bologna) will host the night at Ristorante Metamorphosis di Lugano.
When: From 9 April to 17 June 2018
Where: Canton Ticino, Various locations, Switzerland