As spring arrives with its bounty of fresh produce so does a glut of inspiring food events around the world!
March is the month when all eyes will be on the unveiling of the new list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, French gastronomy will be celebrated around the world, an unusual food convention comes to San Sebastian as well as a number of exclusive dinners and much more.
Take your pick of what's on around the world:
Food Events: What's on in March 2019
Chef Andrea Spagoni from Michelin Starred Beefbar Hong Kong Cooks at Rossini’s in Bangkok
1-2 March 2019
Join chef Andrea Spagoni from Michelin Starred Beefbar Hong Kong as he cooks two very special dinners at Rossini’s in Bangkok on 1 and 2 March.
The renowned Italian chef will be serving an enticing 5-course menu of signature dishes to enjoy in Rossini’s enchanting Tuscan villa setting. Dishes include Amberjack tuna carpaccio and sea urchin, and traditional beef tartare served bistro style. There will also be homemade Kobe beef ravioli, and a duo of American prime Black Angus striploin and Australian Wagyu bavette. The Michelin starred menu will end with a divine dessert of tiramisu mascarpone chocolate heart.
To book a spot email [email protected]
Amsterdam Coffee Festival
1 to 5 March 2019
This innovative caffeine fuelled festival is a calendar highlight for coffee enthusiasts around the world. More than one hundred stands with coffee related products, a food market, DJ’s, caffeine-fuelled cocktails and unlimited tasting opportunities make the Dutch capital the place to be from 1 to 5 March.
Discover more here.
Diego Munoz European Pop up Tour
4 March Onwards 2019
Pioneering Peruvian chef Diego Munoz will start his European tour this month bringing a taste of his culinary exploration to London, Moscow and Istanbul.
The Executive Chef at The Bodrum EDITION will create a unique menu in each city together with award-winning chefs, Jason Atherton, Ivan & Sergey Berezutskiy and Maksut Aşkar.
Previously Head Chef of Astrid & Gastón – which reached #14 on the World's Best Restaurants List and #1 on the Latin American 50 Best Restaurants List – Muñoz now also leads the experimental ATMAN project in Lima.
Here are the dates for the diary:
London 4 March - with Jason Atherton at The London EDITION
Moscow 7 March - with Ivan & Sergey Berezutskiy at Twins Garden
Istanbul 16 March - with Maksut Aşkarat Neolokal
A Special Four Hands Dinner with Zaiyu Hasegawa and Dimitry Eremeev at Turandot Restaurant, Moscow
5 March 2019
World 50 Best Japanese Chef Zaiyu Hasegawa will create a 4-hands dinner with Dmitry Eremeev, Chef of "Turandot" restaurant in an unmissable fusion Asian and European gastronomic cultures in Moscow on 5 March, by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
The #1 chef in Japan, # 2 in Asia, and owner of famous Japanese restaurant Den (2*Michelin) and World 50 Best Restaurants # 17 Zaiyu Hasegawa will cook a dinner of 8 courses with Dmitry Eremeev. Each Chef will present 4 dishes with a Wine pairing presented be L-wine company.
Cold appetisers include some exciting ideas like a new version of an iconic Japanese dessert "Monaka" with a filling of miso-marinated foie gras, dried fruits and Japanese pickles from Zaiyu and salmon tartare with black caviar and crispy salsify from Dmitry Eremeev. While hot appetisers include fried DFC chicken wings, served in a take-away box from Zaiyu and ravioli with crab with the side of an artichoke under Tom Kha sauce from Dmitry Eremeev.
Main courses include: Russian-style tuna sashimi with caviar and beetroot and smoked eel with shiso. Exquisite desserts will complete the taste experience: Star Come Backs– fried ice cream with black truffle, custard and milk foam from Zaiyu and Melba with green tea mousse from Dmitriy Eremeev.
For more information visit the website.
Charleston Wine + Food Fair
6 to 10 March 2019
Charleston Wine + Food Fair, sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, swings around for its next exciting installment. Showcasing all that's good about the lowlands food, wine and spirit scene there are over 100 events planned to tempt and excite food and wine lovers with a good side serving of entertainment. From celebrity chef demos, cooking classes and local culinary excursions to discovering the regions' diverse produce and seafood and how to cook them as well as sampling the city's diverse cuisine, cocktails and incredible wines, this is one not to miss.
See what's on here.
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
8 to 24 March 2019
Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, in partnership with Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, returns with another incredible 10-day line-up Downunder from 8 to 24 March 2019. The eclectic food festival will host over 250 events across the state of Victoria, including food and wine tastings, culinary demonstrations and fun events all supported by a hot line-up of top culinary talent, both home grown and international with chefs like Dan Hunter and Peter Gilmore.
Find out more information here.
Women in Gastronomy, Bangkok
8 and 9 March 2019
Women in Gastronomy (WIG) celebrates its second edition on 8 and 9 March 2019 at Banyan Tree Bangkok, sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino, with a host of talks and dinners. The Thai capital will once again showcase some of Thailand's finest female culinary talent cooking alongside guest chefs like Michelin starred Cristina Bowerman from Glass Hosteria and Romeo in Rome. All events are open to the public, from dinners to talks.
Discover the full programme.
Dialogos de Cocina 2019, San Sebastian, Spain
11 and 12 March 2019
Ground breaking culinary congress Diálogos de Cocina (kitchen dialogues) returns to San Sebastian on March 11 and 12. Curious food fans will be treated to two days of invigorating discussion and debate in the event promoted by Mugaritz, Euro-Toques and the Basque Culinary Center.
Find out more here.
Gout de France/Good France
21 March onwards 2019
150 countries across 5 continents will celebrate French gastronomy at its finest when 5,000 chefs will commit to cooking French food for the planet! There'a a whole host of events planned in different countries.
Discover more here.
Identita Golose, Milan, Italy
23 to 25 March 2019
Identità Golose 2019 returns to Milan from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 March, with an incredible line-up of chefs and events in the haute cuisine congress sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino. Massimo Bottura, Dominique Crenn, Will Goldfarb, Ivan and Sergey Berezutsky and Enrique Olvera are just a few of the guest chefs will be joining a host of local favourites in a number of demonstrations, talks and masterclasses held over the three days.
Discover the programme here.
Asia's 50 Best Restaurants Awards Ceremony
26 March 2019
Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants will be revealed in Macao on Tuesday, 26 March 2019, during the prestigious awards ceremony sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Gaggan Anand was last year's winner, a title that he's held for four consecutive years, with Den and Floriage taking second and third spot respectively. Who's going to take gold this year? Join us to find out.
Discover more news here.
Michelin Starred Chef Four Hands Collaboration, Azure 45, The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
Chef Shintaro Miyazaki of Azure 45 and Chef Hideaki Sato of Ta Vie will join forces to create a unique lunch and dinner on a spring-theme in celebration of Sakura Season at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo on 21 March.
In the spirit of the upcoming cherry blossom season, the “Spring” theme will be reflected in the unique menu incorporating seasonal ingredients like white asparagus from France, green asparagus from Japan, strawberry, and sakura; as well as fresh seafood like abalone, sea urchin, crab, and whelk.
The first course includes a Hanami Bento Box-like amuse created by the chefs together. Following which each chef will also prepare signature dishes, including a Civet braised abalone from chef Sato and a Ris de veau from chef Miyazaki.
To book a spot for this one off seasonal celebration call restaurant reservations +81 3 6434 8711 (10:00 – 21:00)