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What's on in October 2017: 10 Best Food Events Around the Globe

What's on in October 2017: 10 Best Food Events Around the Globe
30 December, 2018

What's on in October 2017: 10 Best Food Events Around the Globe

From Latin America's 50 Best Restaurant award ceremony to chef symposiums in Ireland, Spain and Hungary, October is a month of events waiting to be discovered.

October proves to be a month of highlights in the culinary calendar, with an eclectic selection of world class events taking place around the globe, from Bogota to Brooklyn.

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, this is the month to watch. 

Find out more about these events, plus many more, below:

Food Events : What's on this October

Identita Golose, USA (Chicago, NYC, Boston)
Starts 7 October


The famous S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna-sponsored Italian chef congress makes an exciting foray stateside this month stopping in three US cities:  Chicago (7&8), New York (10 to 12) and finishing with the inaugural Boston edition on 13 October.  Top masterclasses, seminars and dinners prepared by the likes of Massimo Bottura, Virgilio Martinez and other world class chefs are all available to a ticketed public.

Find out what's on city by city here.

Presidential Train, Portugal
Various Dates



Wine and dine on a gastronomic tour of Northern Portugual’s Alto Duoro wine region aboard the presidential train during areturn journey from Porto along the Duoro river. This month's chefs include 7-8 October – Miguel Rocha Vieira, 14-15 October – Ljubomir Stanisic and 28-29 October – Vasco Coelho Santos and João Oliveira

Find out more here.

Gastronomika, Spain
8 to 11 October


The four day Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino haute cuisine event returns to the Basque country's culinary capital setting the global benchmark for all that 's new and exciting on the culinary circuit. Inspiring talks and world class tasting opportunities delivered by the likes of Elena and Juan Mari Arzak, Joan Roca and Mauro Colagreco.

Find out more here.

Food on the Edge, Galway
9 &10 October


Chef JP McMahon's annual food symposium sponsored by S.Pellegrino, returns to Galway, Ireland for a third year with a bumper speakers. The themes for the two day event are 'Action/Reaction' and 'Food Stories,' with chefs such as Magnus Nilsson, Ana Roš, Ashley Palmer-Watts and Quique Dacosta.

Find out more about the this year's chefs and topics here.

Exclusive Dinner with chef Hideaki Sato at Bvlgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin, Tokyo 
10 October


Bulgari Il Ristorante Luca Fantin welcomes renowned Chef Hideaki Sato of Michelin starred Ta Vie 旅 in Hong Kong for an one night exclusive collaboration dinner with Executive Chef Luca Fantin on October 10th, 2017. A menu of 10 courses will be featured in the first exclusive degustation event in Tokyo, all based on best-quality seasonal ingredients with a reflection of the chefs’ culinary perspective.

Contact: for reservations.

10 Food Festivals in Italy
Various Dates and Locations



When it comes to the bounty of autumnal produce, Italy can lay claim to being the land of plenty. Whether we're talking fine wines and world famous white truffles or celebrating pumpkins and chestnuts Italy has it covered.

Take your pick of events here.

New York City Food and Wine Fair
12 to 15 October


Over 80 events are scheduled at this city wide festival. From rooftop parties to signature tasting events and a chef line-up that includes Gastón Acurio, Meir Adoni, José Andrés and Mario Batali, is just the beginning ...

Find out five highlights here.

Chef Albert Au Kwok Keung Cooks in Singapore
12 & 13 October



Michelin starred Chef Albert Au Kwok Keung will be showcasing the very finest Cantonese cuisine in an exclusive Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino sponsored lunch and dinner on at Jiang-Nan Chun, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore. 

Book a table here.

Four Hands Dinner - Chefs Aitor and Gonzalez Vask, Singapore
19 & 20 October



Michelin starred Iggy’s in Singapore welcomes Chef Chele Gonzalez from Manila’s Gallery Vask (no.35 in Asia's 50 Best Restaurants) for its first four-hands collaboration in 2017. 

Diners should prepare for an exciting gastronomic journey as the two chefs showcase their similar culinary philosophies whilst highlighting the diversity of flavours found in their adopted hometowns of Singapore and Manila.

The eight-course menu includes highlights such as Iggy’s Foie, with comforting lap cheong dashi and shiso leaf; Gallery Vask’s Mole made with beef tongue, peas and a zingy dash of citrus; and Iggy’s surprising Heirloom Tomatoes comprising tomatoes that have been compressed with flavours, cucumber and basil sorbet, and tomato water granite. 

To inquire about reservations contact Iggy's: or call +6567322234or  +6581883200

Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2017 
25 October


Who will top the prestigious list this year? Live-stream the ceremony in its entirety on Fine Dining Lovers on 24 October to find out.

Remind yourself of last year's winners

Mistura, Peru
26 October to 5 November


The largest food festival in South America is set to attract over 400,000 visitors during its 10 day  celebration of 10 years. 

Find out more about this year's highlights

Terroir Budapest
30 October


The first ever edition of the innovative S.Pellegrino sponsored food symposium Terroir Budapest comes to the Hungarian capital. Interactive workshops, masterclasses and learning salons hosted by local and international experts.  A number of international chefs including USA's Amanda Cohen, Toronto's Albert Ponzo and Sebastian Frank from Berlin and other culinary experts will also be on hand to give their spin.

Find out more here.


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