From Latin America's 50 Best Restaurant award ceremony to pioneering chef symposiums, check out the leading food events around the world this month.
Autumn is a delicious season with a whole spread of tempting food events unfolding across the globe as well as of the arrival of equally enticing seasonal produce, like the white truffle from Alba.
There are plenty of culinary highlights taking place as the season kicks off, from the announcement of the new Best Restaurant in Latin America to hard hitting chef discussions in the picturesque Galway setting of Food on the Edge and truffle celebrations, this is the month to watch.
Find out more about these events, plus many more, below:
What's on in October 2018
Las Vegas Food and Wine Festival, US, 4 to 7 October 2018
Sin city steps up to four days of food celebration with guests enjoying a wide selection of dishes and spirits from over 50 of the finest local chefs all set against the iconic Vegas backdrop.
Alba White Truffle Season, Italy, 6 October to 25 November 2018
The biggest celebration of the prized White Truffle opens in Alba in northern Italy. The season centres around the white truffle market with spin off events like folklore activities, show cooking and food art all related to the exclusive tuber as part of the 88th edition festivities of the International White Truffle Fair of Alba.
“Journeys East: An Evening of Culinary Stars”, Hong Kong, 5 and 6 October 2018
Join Chef Guillaume Galliot and four award-winning chefs for two days of culinary decadence in Hong Kong at “Journeys East: An Evening of Culinary Stars”.
Joining Galliot in the Four Seasons Hong Kong kitchen will be Jacques and Laurent Pourcel, the same twin brothers who mentored Galliot early in his career when they helmed the three Michelin Le Jardin Des Sens in Montpellier. Plus a second pair of talented twins, Chefs Thomas and Mathias Sühring, whose eponymous restaurant in Bangkok has been recognised for bringing innovative German cuisine to adventurous diners in Asia.
To take part in these 10-course tasting dinners, call Caprice at (852) 3196 8860 or email [email protected]
Gastronomika, San Sebastian, Spain, 8 to 10 October 2018
The San Sebastian chef symposium celebrates 20 years in style with an incredible line-up of chefs taking to the stage from 8 to 10 October. Three days of talks and classes and workshops will be led by a top chef line-up from Andoni Luis Aduriz to Yoshihiro Narisawa.
International Chefs Summit Asia 2018, Taipei, 15 to 18 October 2018
A host of top chefs will be descending on Taipei this October to celebrate this year’s International Chefs Summit Asia 2018 in partnership with Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino. A total of 18 celebrity chefs, from 8 major cities across Asia will be in the city to cook 4 gourmet feasts, 2 summits and culinary performances, from 15 to 18 October at the Taipei Marriott Hotel.
Robuchon au Dôme Gala Dinner 2018, Macau, 20 October 2018
Éric Bouchenoire, Tomonori Danzaki, François Benot, together with Julien Tongourian – all of whom worked with Robuchon for decades and share his culinary DNA, are reuniting in Macau to continue telling Robuchon’s story through his dishes. On Saturday, 20 October 2018, guests are invited to experience a culinary journey of his classic dishes, including Le Caviar der Sologne, La Langoustine and La Poularde de Bresse with this very special Gala Dinner at Robuchon au Dôme.
To book a place for this one off dinner call to make a reservation: (853) 8803 7878
Food on the Edge, Galway, Ireland, 22 and 23 October 2018
Food on the Edge sponsored by S.Pellegrino returns on 22 and 23 October, with some of the biggest names in food heading to Galway on Ireland’s rugged West Coast for the two day symposium. Over 50 top chefs and food leaders will be speaking at the event, which this year takes ‘Conversations’ as one if its central themes, alongside the ‘Future of Food.’
Find out the full speaker line-up and how to get tickets, click here.
“The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” Michelin Star Dinner, Vietnam, 23 October, 2018
InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72’s signature dining venue the Stellar Steakhouse collaborates with “L’Atelier Robuchon” Bangkok for a one-night luxury dinner with two master chefs on the 23 October 2018. “L’Atelier Robuchon’s” Bangkok’s Executive Chef Olivier Limousin will present the restaurant’s most iconic dishes including Caviar, Truffle, Black Cod and Quail, all taking centre stage in a luxury five-course menu. Mr. Mason Florence from the San Pellegrino-Academy of “The Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants” who will be joining the dinner to evaluate Stellar Steakhouse.
The Food Film Festival, New York City, 24 to 28 October
The Food Film Festival is back for its 12th consecutive year in New York City with an incredible program, including the world premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side, presented by CNN Original Series.
The multi-day, competitive, film festival held each October in NYC has become the benchmark of independent food-filmmaking as an art form and names the best new food films.
The event also allows film and food fans to combine their passions in events designed to let guests eat what they see on the screen in a multi sensory feast for the eyes and stomach!
Chef Olivier Limousin Dinner at Park Hyatt Saigon, Vietnam, 26 October
Michelin Star Chef Olivier Limousin will visit Park Hyatt Saigon and showcase his talent with an exclusive wine dinner on 26 October 2018 in its first ever guest chef collaboration series. For one night only, Chef Olivier will present a dinner to remember at Square One, Mezzanine Level, Park Hyatt Saigon.
Tuscan Nights 2018, Claro Restaurant, Tel Aviv, Israel - until end of October
Italian food lovers will be treated to a special Tuscan menu at Claro in Tel Aviv until the end of the month. A unique chef collaboration between host chef Ran Shmeuli and Michelin starred Italian chef Vito Mollica from Il Palaggio in Florence means diners will get to sample authentic Tuscan flavours using locally sourced ingredients in some of the region's best dishes.
Latin America's 50 Best Restaurant Ceremony, Bogota, Colombia 30 October 2018
Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna returns on the 30 October 2018. For the second year in a row, the event will be held in Bogotá, with the region’s brightest culinary stars descending on the Colombian capital for a night of gastronomical celebration and one hell of a party at the city’s Ágora events space. All eyes will be on Mitsuharu Tsumura and the Maido team to see if the Lima restaurant can retain the crown it wrestled from Central for the first time in 2017. Or will we see a brand new Latin America’s Best Restaurant for 2018?