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Haute cuisine food festival S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is back with an illustrious line up of chefs and lakeside dinners this year, from 29 April to 17 June 2018.
A series of world-classs evenings hosted in exclusive hotels and restaurants against the spectacular back drop of picturesque Swiss canton of Ticino, Switzerland make this one not to miss.
With a whole host of four hand dinners combining Italian chefs with guest chef talent, from Bangkok to Barcelona, the culinary result is guaranteed to be both interesting and delicious.
Here's a closer look at the first handful of unmissable lakeside dinners happening in April/May. Be sure to reserve a table to be part of any of these one off events.
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Find each individual event details below. Visit the Sapori Ticino 2018 website for the all the programme.
The Grand Opening
The opening night of this 12th edition of the prestigous food festival takes place on the shores of Lake Lugano in the Hotel Splendide Royal, setting the tone for the forthcoming weeks of the finest food and wine.
Expect the creative sparks to fly in the kitchen as Domenico Ruberto hosts three great chefs from the Swiss Deluxe Hotels; Mattias Roock (Locanda Barbarossa, Castello del Sole di Ascona), Dietmar Sawyere (The Japanese Restaurant – The Chedi, Andermatt) and Gregor Zimmermann (Restaurant Vue – Bellevue Palace Bern).
Hotel Splendide Royal, Riva Antonio Caccia 7 6900 Lugano
5 & 6 May
Gaggan Anand meets Claudio Bollini
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants winner for four consecutive years, Gaggan Anand, brings his characteristic energy and enthusiasm to resident chef Claudio Bollini's lakeside kitchen for two dinners to remember. What will happen on each night is still under wraps, but one thing is certain, it's sure to be spectacular.
Seven Lugano - The Restaurant, Via Stauffacher 1 6900 Lugano
Paolo Casagrande meets Frank Oerthle at Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Italian born Paolo Casagrande from 3 Michelin star restaurant Lasarte joins resident chef, Frank Oerthle at the 5 Star Boutique hotel in Lugano for an exciting evening riffing on Mediterranean food.
Ristorante Galleria Arte al Lago/c/o Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola, Viale Castagnola 31, 6900 Lugano
Niccolò Pilastro meets Andrea Migliaccio & Baron Philippe de Rothschild at Arvi Secret Spot
Andrea Migliaccio from two Michelin starred Restaurant l'Olivo at Capri Palace Hotel joins resident chef Niccolo Pilastro for a unique evening of cooking served in the exclusive place known as The Secret Spot at ARVI, Melano.
The Secret Spot at ARVI, Via Pedemonte di Sopra 1 6818 Melano
Traditional food from Ticino will feature in the first lounge night in this year's edition where typical produce from the area will be served by the "salumi maestro."
La Bottega di Mario, Nüschelerstrasse 6 8001 Zürich
Check back with us for forthcoming details on the next selection of dinners.