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San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino – Zurich Gala 2019

Beatrice Lessi

Star Chefs and Guests

San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is one of the longest-running and most prestigious food and wine festivals in Europe.  The crème de la crème of Swiss chefs are cooking at its glamorous events, set in the best locations in Switzerland and attended by an elegant and selected crowd.

The One Thing Swiss Germans Really Love

Did you know that two thirds of tourists visiting Ticino (the Italian speaking region of Switzerland ) are Swiss German?

So many people of the German speaking area have a second home there, or go and visit regularly . They enjoy its sunny weather, stunning views and excellent food. That’s why this year the theme of the festival is the Ticino region, that boasts some incredibly talented chefs.

Last Night at the Widder

The festival had its second evening last night in Zurich, at the Widder Hotel. We were served drinks and canapés from local producers  and then a full formal menu by Andrea Bertarini, Mauro Grandi, Egidio Iadonisi and Frank Oerthle, stars of the Ticino gastronomy. We enjoyed it so much, that gave a standing ovation to the crew and the whole staff.

Among the guests, Sergio Ermotti, CEO of UBS, Platinum partner of San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino.

The Media Table

Personally I had a great time with Natalie and Benjamin of Ascona-Locarno and Dimitri and Mamiko of Newlyswissed.

The evening was fun and relaxed (maybe also thanks to the excellent selection of wines?) and we laughed a lot.

I can’t resist posting some pictures of the recipes – if you want to see more, go to the San Pellegrino Sapori Ticino website.

san pellegrino sapori ticino

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san pellegrino sapori ticino

Photo: sanpellegrinosaporiticino.ch

san pellegrino sapori ticino

Photo: sanpellegrinosaporiticino.ch

 

Photo: sanpellegrinosaporiticino.ch

san pellegrino sapori ticino

A typical view in Ticino