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The Swiss haute cuisine food festival S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is back with an illustrious line up of chefs and lakeside dinners this year, on until 16 June 2019.
A series of world-class evenings hosted in exclusive hotels, restaurants and bars set against the spectacular backdrop of the Swiss canton of Ticino, Switzerland makes this one not to miss.
There's a whole spread of over a dozen four hands dinners to choose from, with chefs like Martin Dalsass, Franck Giovannini, Andre Jaeger and Didier de Courten all bringing a touch of culinary magic to their special evenings.
Here's a closer look at the first handful of unmissable lakeside dinners happening in the coming weeks. Be sure to reserve a table to be part of any of these one-off events. Stay tuned for details of the dinner dates for the diary.
Be sure to book a spot for any of the dinner. For further information and bookings, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a roundup of the first dinners and evenings in the series:
Didier de Courten
Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago, Lugano
Chef Didier de Courten from two Michelin starred Le Terminus, Sierre will open the guest chef series joining chef Frank Oerthle at Galleria Arte al Lago Ristorante in Lugano on 28 April. Having held 2 Michelin stars for two decades, this will be an exciting opporunity to see a master at work.
Hotel Splendide Royal, Lugano
The opening night of the thirteenth edition of the festival will be hosted as usual on the shores of Lake Lugano by the Hotel Splendide Royal. Domenico Ruberto will do the honors by hosting two great chefs of the Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Salvatore Frequente and Marcus G. Lindner for an unforgettable culinary experience setting the benchmark for the forthcoming dinners.
Swiss Diamond Hotel, Vico Morcote
Martin Dalsass from Talvo will be hosted by Chef Egidio Iadonisi at Swiss Diamond Hotel on 5 May. The "olive oil pope" will be sure to excite with his award winning cuisine transported direct from the mountains of St. Moritz.
Seven Lugano, The Restaurant
Silvio Germann from IGNIV by Andreas Caminada joins chef Claudio Bollini at Seven Lugano The Restaurant on 6 May. There are sure to be some unusual when these two riff in the kitchen, with a menu that will probably be based on small dishes and sharing dishes.
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La Bottega di Mario, Zurich
For those with a love of fine food and wine and a more informal approach to life, the lounge nights should fit the bill. The first one takes place on 9 May at La Bottega di Mario Delicatessen Restaurant in Zurich.
Rapelli delicatessen specialties will be on hte menu as well as a rich selection of Ticino finger foods prepared by the Mastri Salumieri and at the open bar.
The delicatessen opened in 2017 and was awarded with the Best of Swiss Gastro Award "Classic" in November 2018. It's already become a reference point and meeting place for those who love the regional excellence of the Canton Ticino and of course a taste of the good of life.
To Book contact:
T. 044 227 19 22
Ristorante Ciani, Lugano
Three Michelin starred Franck Giovannini from Hotel de Ville, Crissier will deomonstrate his excellence when he balances flavors and in the mastery of culinary techniques at Ristorante Ciani in Lugano on 12 May.