S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is in full swing. It has given so much to Swiss Gastronomy and to European chefs in general, that when Dany Staffaucher, its founder, calls, no top chef refuses his invitation.
This year, the festival is partnering with France. Mauro Colagreco, World Best Restaurant 2019 (which I visited!) and Goodwill Ambassador for Unesco, is its Godfather.
France stars with 12 of its best chefs starting Sept. 24, guests of their Ticino colleagues in some of the region’s most beautiful locations. This year, the event will again allow for a rich and surprising twinning with Ticino’s food and wine culture.
11 October The Dolder Grand
I attended the Zurich evening, at the Dolder Grand.
We first enjoyed the hotel’s stunning views of the city, Lake Zurich, and the Alps, and then tasted an incredible meal made by Heiko Nieder (the Dolder Grand, Zurich), Mattias Roock (Castello del Sole, Ascona), Marco Badalucci (A Taste of Art, Lugano), Marco Campanella (Hotel Eden Roc, Ascona), and Cristian Moreschi (Villa Principe Leopoldo, Lugano).
As usual, I bothered the chefs in the kitchen, stole a couple of appetisers and observed the photographers setting the lights to photograph the dishes. Giorgia Ghezzi-Panzera is the author of these beautiful images that capture the energy and fun of the evening incredible team.
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino goes on until the 16 November – check the program here.