The count down has started: the idea comes from France, but it has landed in Italy, too. Are you ready to partecipate in the food extravaganza and to taste real Italian food cooked by the best chefs?
Milan is making foodies happy these days: after Taste of Milano, Le Grand Fooding is in town: a three-nights event in which 4 chefs (2 Italian and 2 foreign) will cook creations, inspired by a challenging question: is Italian cuisine better in Italy or abroad?
After a fun aperitif, the night will start with the official dinner, with long tables set for the guests by the designer Paola Navone.
Here is all the information you need to know about it.
What: “Le Grand Fooding Milano 2011 – il Trionfo dello Spaghetto Gigante” will reinterpretate the Italian cuisine sticking to the topic of this year, "the giant spaghetti".
When: October 20-21-22
October 20th: Cedroni, Oldani, Federica e Fabrizio Mancioppi, Carbone
October 21st: Colagreco, Bottura, Cuttaia, Picchi
October 22nd: Tomei, Passerini, Berton, Puglisi
Where: Opificio 31 - Tortona Locations (Via Tortona 31), Milan
Who: All the big Italian and foreign chefs (who love and represent Italy abroad)
Andrea Berton (Trussardi alla Scala, Milano)
Davide Oldani (D’O, Cornaredo)
Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana, Modena)
Moreno Cedroni (Madonnina del Pescatore, Senigallia)
Cristiano Tomei (L’Imbuto, Viareggio)
Pino Cuttaia (La Madia, Licata)
Mauro Colagreco (Mirazur, Mentone)
Federica e Fabrizio Mancioppi (Caffè dei Cioppi, Parigi)
Giovanni Passerini (Bistrot Rino, Parigi)
Christian Puglisi (Relae, Copenhagen)
Mario Carbone (Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York)
Pier Paolo Picchi (Picchi, San Paolo)
How: You can participate buying the tickets online: www.legrandfooding.com
You can also buy tickets for the after dinner party called "Le Grand Tabù" (every night after 11 PM)
How much: 50 euros. Should the tickets be sold out, with 15 euros you can buy tickets for the foodie afterparty, "Le Grand Tabù", which includes the “grembiule sanguinario" by Cazzamali, "the Haagen-Dazs gelato bomb " by Aliberti, the "Don Havanito" , cocktails prepared by Rich Boccato, mixologist of New York, or the "Havana Ice Club" by Davide Trovato and Gianmario Barlocco.
How many: around 250 seats available for each dinner, other 250 for the afterparty
Something you need to know: part of the revenues will be devolved for charity at CAF Onlus - Center of help to the abused children and to Families
Something you can't miss: the special pizzas at the aperitif, made by Charlie Hallowell (Pizzaiolo, San Francisco) and Jon Pollard (Pizza East, Londra). And like a real Italian, don't forget to grab your espresso after the dinner or the afterparty: it will be offered by Nespresso.
Written by Elisa della Barba