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March looks like set to be an exceptional month for food events around the world, with the spring attracting some of the world's best chefs to the culinary stage. Massimo Bottura will be in Milan at Identità Golose while the World's Best Female chef, Ana Ros, takes part in the women's food congress in Spain, and in between there's a whole lot of tasty food going down around the globe, from the US to Dubai. Here's our pick of the best:
Food Events in March 2017
Head to South Carolina's culinary hoe down for the big flavours of the south at the Charleston Wine+Food Fair from 1 to 5 March. Take your pick from an assortment of food, chef demonstrations (including Daniel Boulud, Alex Stupak and many more) festive dinners, and extensive, hands-on workshops in the highly anticipated 12th edition of this all encompassing event in the food calendar, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
Identita Golose's much anticipated return to Milan is all about the journey this year. Unfolding between 4 and 6 March, the theme captures the trend of chefs travelling more, and further afield. This year there will be over 90 sessions, including world famous Italian chefs, as well as chefs from around the world: Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco, Umberto Bombana, Christian Puglisi and many more.
3. Singapore Social Market - 4 to 5 March
The Open Farm Community's Social Market is back in Singapore with its eighth edition and a curated line-up of over 30 passionate vendors selling everything from sweet and sticky honey to homemade jam. There's also a host of activities for adults and kids, from gardening workshops, to an edible garden city, outdoor yoga classes to film screenings.
Over at the main restaurant, guests can be amongst the first to tuck into OFC’s updated selection of dishes, 90 percent sourced from farms in and around Singapore, courtesy of Executive Chef Ryan Clift and newly-appointed Head Chef Russell Misso. The mouth-watering menu includes; Steak tartare marinated with ginger chilli with a spring onion and coriander puree and an organic egg yolk as well as roasted red snapper on a spread of OFC’s own roselle and hibiscus ketchup, pickled cucumbers and a calamansi and sesame cucumber salad
Time: 11am to 5pm (Open Air Cinema from 7pm onwards)
Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
The second ever edition of Parabere Forum, the non-profit international platform featuring female voices on major food issues, unfolds in Barcelona on 5 and 6 March 2017. 300 delegates and 30 speakers will gather for two days of stirring discussion on the theme of "redefining sustainability" in the food and wine industry. A stellar line up includes Ana Ros, recently named The World's Best Female Chef, Dominique Crenn and Roberta Sudbrack and many more food influencers.
5. S.Pellegrino Exclusive Four Hands Dinner at Ossiano, Atlantis, Dubai - 10 March
Two of Dubai’s award winning chefs, Herve Courtot of Nobu and Grégoire Berger, of Ossiano, winner of the Africa and Middle East region at S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016, will unite in the kitchen to create an exclusive four hands dinner at underwater restaurant Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai on 10 March.
Expect an exciting tasting menu from appetisers to dessert, fusing Nobu's Peruvian-Japanese food with Ossiano's signature flare. Two hero dishes created by the award winning chefs include the Crispy Scale Red Mullet with Paella and Squid Ink Rice and the Slow Cooked Japanese Beef served with Buckwheat Risotto, Wild Thyme and Himalayan Honey Teriyaki.
To make a reservation for the special night email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04-4262626
6. Taste of Dubai 2017 - 9 to 11 March
Meet Dubai's top chefs, sample the hottest restaurant's food and get into party mode during three days of Taste of Dubai 2017. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, this year's culinary extravaganza is set to be extra special, taking in 10 years. Chefs, including Michel Roux Jr, Gary Rhodes, Atul Kochhar and Luke Thomas, will give away tricks of the trade in The Chef's Theatre.
For a star-studded line-up of chefs showcasing their talent in a state of the art stadium head to the All Star Chef Classic in LA for the annual spectacle from 8 to 11 March. A tiered seating arena encircling a state-of-the-art kitchen ensures all guests are able to see first-hand just what and how Curtis Stone, Ludo Lefevre and friends are cooking up a storm!
8. S.Pellegrino presents Chef Ray Adriansyah and Chef Eelke Plasmeijer in Bangkok - 22 and 23 March
Chef Ray Adriansyah and Chef Eelke Plasmeijer from ‘Locavore’, Ubud, Bali, ranked 22nd in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 by San Pellegrino will prepare a special five-course dinner at VIU restaurant, St Regis Bangkok on 22 and 23 March, 2017.
The menu will present contemporary European fare matched with local and Indonesian-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Classic signature dishes will include Wild Crayfish with Petis Butter, Black Beurre Blanc, Fermented Garlic, Lokio and Picked Wild Shallots as well as a. special lamb dish of lamb cooked two ways, nasi bakar with really nice kecap and eggplant.
The food will be paired with carefully selected wines from Spain, Germany, France and Italy to match each course.
The 5-course dinner will take place on 22 and 23 March, 2017. To make a table reservation call +66-2207-7777, email email@example.com or visit www.stregis.com/bangkok