It’s a packed month of eating, drinking and food forums for curious foodies and chefs, with plenty of opportunities to get out and about and taste, celebrate and debate wherever you are in the world.
Here are our pick of the best food events this June.
BEST FOOD EVENTS JUNE 2019: WORLDWIDE
GIROTONNO, CARLOFORTE, ITALY
20 MAY TO 2 JUNE, 2019
Tuna lovers should head to the Sardinian island of Carloforte in Italy for the biggest celebration of this incredible fish. Now in its 17th year, the Tuna Competition, a challenge between local and international chefs takes centre stage in amongst a feast of talks, concerts tastings and a food market.
Visit the website for more details.
GOURMET DAYS, ST PETERSBURG
1 TO 16 JUNE, 2019
Gourmet Days, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, returns to St Petersburg showcasing the Russian city's culinary scene with a line-up of top chefs from all over the world, including Tim Butler, Jordy Navarra and Richie Lin. The city’s top culinary ambassadors will be putting on a series of dinners and discussions with two days of culinary talks plus over 40 of the best restaurants putting on a special menu for two weeks.
Find out more about the line-up and how to make a table reservation here.
S.PELLEGRINO SAPORI TICINO DINNERS
UNTIL 16 JUNE, 2019
June marks the end of the luxury dinner series S.Pellegrino’s Sapori Ticino 2019 in Switzerland. There are still a few delicious evenings to go, including dinners featuring the likes of chef Enrico Bartolini, a chilled lounge night and the final closing party. Tickets are selling out fast, so be sure to book a spot soon!
Find out the details here
FRANCIACORTA SUMMER FESTIVAL
ONGOING UNTIL 8 SEPTEMBER
Wine lovers should head to franciacorta in Italy for a summer long celebration of the refined bubbles produced in this region. The Franciacorta Summer Festival On the Road will be held from 19 May to 8 September, throughout the territory with numerous initiatives including food & wine, sport and nature, art and culture.
Find out more about specific events over at their website.
WELCOME CONFERENCE, NYC
3 JUNE 2019
Now in its fifth year, the one-day Welcome Conference at New York's Lincoln centre is hosted by Eleven Madison Park’s Will Guidara, along with Anthony Rudolf and Brian Canlis, and supported by S.Pellegrino. The event brings some of the leading names in the hospitalith industry together to discuss some of the biggest issues. Tickets are sold out but you can still join the waiting list.
Find our more here.
FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, DENMARK
4 TO 7 JUNE, 2019
Exhibitions, photo workshops, conferences, awards and presentations are just a few of the ingredients at this industry led festival - an essential date for anyone looking to get into some more serious food photography.
Find out more info over at their website.
Vero Beach Wine + Film Festival from Kenneth George on Vimeo.
Wine, sand, sea and films form the perfect mix for four days in this idyllic setting this idyllic setting. Visitors can take their pick of over 100 wines from around the world to taste and over 75 award-winning films against the back drop of the beach.
Find out more here.
LISBON SARDINE FESTIVAL, PORTUGAL
12 TO 14 JUNE, 2019
Portugal's capital becomes a sensorial delight from 12 to 14 June with the heady scent of grilling sardines wafting through the summer air.
Find out more here.
GUEST CHEF TAKU TABUCHI OF S’ACCAPAU AT R&J LOUNGE & RESTAURANT, THE REVERIE SAIGON, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM
13 AND 14 JUNE, 2019
The city’s premier Italian fine dining venue, will host a very special culinary event as part of the ‘Fine Dining Lovers by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna’ series with a unique gourmet dining experience by Chef Taku Tabuchi from the restaurant S’accapau in Tokyo.
The Japanese chef will present his Japanese take on modern Italian flavours in a five course menu with dishes including USDA beef tenderloin with Japanese crisp wafers, balsamic caviar and 50-month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano; homemade scialatielli with mussels, clams, ginger and lemon-grass essence; and roast New Zealand lamb with cream of porcini mushroom and summer truffle sauce.
For reservations, please call +84 28 3823 6688
FEŠTA DAYS, CROATIA
14-16 JUNE, 2019
Chefs, winemakers, fisherman, musicians, bar tenders and food lovers will join forces to celebrate Festa Days in Croatia from 14 to 16 June on this year's theme of "Blue fish and 2nd category fish in high end gastronomy".
Emphasis will be given to sustainable fishing and zero waste as Croatian culinary stars (Dino Galvagno, Tom Gretić, David Skoko, Hrvoje Zirojević, Josip Vrsaljko) take to the kitchen and cook up delicious dishes with hake, anchovies, sardines, fish entrails, swordfishes, amberjack, mullets, murexes, congers, spider fishes, mackerels, and bonitos.
Alongside the cooking there will also be some time for discussing the bigger issues around sustainable fishing including the "history of fishing and fish canning processes on Kornati archipelago", the "tradition of sailing and navigation of Murter sailors", and "the importance of non-selective fishing and sustainable usage of our sea biomass."
Last summer, was the 25th anniversary of FEŠTA Restaurant located on island Žut among Kornati archipelago, and the first official “Fešta days”. Here's a taster of the event.
Discover more over at the website.
FOOD AND WINE ASPEN, US
14 TO 16 JUNE, 2019
The annual food and drink festival in the Colorado Rockies, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, always attracts big name chefs and this year is no exception, with the likes of Christina Tosi, Claudine and Jacques Pepin and Ludo Lefebvre showing up in town. A whole host of seminars, cooking demos, dinners and workshops complete the visitor experience.
Find out more.
12 AND 13 JUNE, 2019
Terroir Berlin 2019 will unite 6 international chefs in two days of events that include workshops, panel discussions and a very special collaborative dinner on Thursday 13th June.
Find out more here.
PHUKET SERIES, THAILAND
14 TO 16 JUNE, 2019
Discover the brand new “Retreats Experience Paradise on Earth" in Phuket as well as Italian Cooking Secrets from Michelin Star Chefs with S.Pellegrino.
Trisara Phuket, a luxurious five-star resort on an exotic Thai island is offering its first special “Retreats” series to cater to its guests who are fascinated with the beauty of nature and high-end getaways.
A 3 day and 3 night program takes food loving guests to visit local markets and organic farms, while learning Italian cooking secrets from both Michelin Star chefs up close and personal.
Here's how to book.
TASTE LONDON, UK
19 TO 23 JUNE, 2019
Artisan producers, world renowned chefs like Tom Aikens and Yottam Ottolenghi, cooking demonstrations, workshops, markets and more make this a food festival not to miss in the UK capital.
Find out more here.
COOK JAPAN PROJECT
UNTIL JANUARY, 2020
Taking place in Nihonbashi, Tokyo from April 2019 to January 2020 (10 months) this is one of the largest and longest projects in the history of international gastronomy. About 30 internationally renowned chefs come to Japan and each creates a unique degustation course using Japanese ingredients. These are the two unmissable dinners planned for this month:
Paco Morales is cooking on 19 June 2019. Reserve a spot here.
Virgilio Martinez is cooking on 28 June 2019. Reserve a spot here.
Visit the website for forthcoming dinners.
HONEY & CO: THE FOOD TALKS LIVE AT THE V&A, LONDON
25 JUNE 2019
Join Honey & co founders, Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer at 7pm at the V&A for a 2-part live recording of Honey & Co: The Food Talks podcast as part of a special mini-series exploring themes from the V&A's FOOD exhibition. There will also be bespoke canapés during intermission. ‘ The second recording is on 29 July. Find out more here.
THE WORLD'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2019, SINGAPORE
25 JUNE, 2019
Who will bag the number one spot on the world's most prestigious restaurant list? This year The World's 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S.Pellegrino will be live streamed from Singapore. Join us with a front row seat for the countdown on 25 June.
In the meantime, here's a reminder of what happened last year. World's 50 Best Restaurants list 2018.
BVLGARI RESORT BALI: EXCLUSIVE 4 HANDS DINNER
28TH JUNE, 2019
Thai chef Thitid Tassanakajohn (Chef Ton) from Le Du in Bangkok and Italian chef Luca Fantinfrom Il Ristorante, Japan will collaborate in the kitchen for an exclusive evening at Bvlgari Resort Balion 28 June.
It's a unique opportunity to taste what happens when two chefs with restaurants in Asia's 50 Best Restaurant list combine culinary talents in a breathtaking setting.
Together Luca Fantin and Chef Ton will create an exclusive 8-course dinner combining contemporary Italian and modern Thai cuisine using the finest ingredients, including local and organic produce paired with selection premium wines at the luxury island resort overlooking the Indian Ocean.
To book a spot: email restaurant.reserva[email protected], or call (62) 361 847 1000
ITALIAN DINING EXPERIENCES WITH CHEF FABRIZIO FIORANI AT ST REGIS, SINGAPORE
28 AND 29 JUNE 2019
Asia’s Best Pastry Chef Fabrizio Fiorani will be flying in to Singapore for an exclusive two-day dining collaboration at Singapores's St.Regis hotel over the weekend promising something for every tastebud, from a sublime afternoon tea experience to an exquisite six-course gourmet Made in Italy dinner in collaboration with S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
While away your afternoon at Brasserie Les Saveurs with a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea collaboration experience enjoying a two-tiered stand of seven dainty delights made with decadently rich Valrhona chocolate, by Chef Fabrizio complemented by a divine pastry counter of tantalising Italian-inspired savouries and sandwiches created by resident Executive Sous Chef Fabio Granata.
For a glamorous afternoon soiree with friends call Brasserie Les Saveurs at +65 6506 6860, email [email protected] or visit brasserielessaveurs.com.
Try an exclusive 6 course "made in Italy" dinner at La Brezza as Chef Fabrizio Fiorani and Chef Fabio Granata take diners on a gastronomic journey though Italy with an inspired and authentic menu including dishes like an antipasto of Grilled Octopus with Polenta and Salsa Verde; a primo of Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta, Green Asparagus and Shaved Summer Truffle; and a secondo e contorno oven-roasted Lamb Rack with Eggplant, Smoked Provola and fresh Mint.
Don't miss the sweet creations by Chef Fabrizio, including Milk and Tiramisu - his creative take on Italy’s national dessert where it is presented in the form of glasses perched on a nose, will conclude the unforgettable dinner experience!
For enquiries and reservations, please call LaBrezza at +65 6506 6884 or visit labrezzarestaurant.com.
Haro Wine Festival, Spain
29 JUNE 2019
Haro Wine Festival is a boisterous rioja soaked wine festival in one of Spains' most famous wine growing regions. Join in the fun and take a change of clothes with you!
Find out more over at their website.