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Taste of Sicily
Tasting Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen specialises in authentic Cucina Siciliana. It is the flagship restaurant of the Tasting Sicily brand, a deli food company offering 100% hand prepared and hand packaged Sicilian culinary specialities to consumers and caterers.
Our chef Enzo Oliveri was born in Palermo: he is President of the Federation of Italian Chefs in the UK and official chef for Italy’s national cycling team. He creates each of his home-cooked dishes using fresh high quality ingredients sourced from selected Sicilian suppliers. He embraces the concepts of the SlowFood movement which Tasting Sicily helped to establish in the UK in 2015. Tasting Sicily Enzo’s Kitchen offers a wide range of services including Italian style aperitivo, set-lunch menu and in-house buffet menu, available for business parties and private room hire.
Coffee from the Mobile Coffee Bean
Full coffee house menu including fresh tea and hot chocolate. All day in the Experiences Room.
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Sea, sails and seasonal ingredients
Windstar Cruises, the official cruise line of the prestigious James Beard foundation, knows a thing or two about good food. That’s why it appointed chef Graeme Cockburn to oversee its culinary experiences in March this year. An innovator affiliated with the crème de la crème of cuisine (The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, Boodles, London; the Pompadour Restaurant, Edinburgh; training under Michel Roux), Cockburn has been developing port-to-port gastronomic experiences, including local market tours, that focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and the stories of local sellers, as a portal into the culture of destination guests have docked in.
The Phang factor
Celebrity chef Jonathan Phang, who presents Jonathan Phang’s Gourmet Trains on the Travel Channel, is always after new flavours. We can’t wait for his Caribbean-fusion showcase at the Festival!
“In Chile, I discovered I never want to eat guinea pig again, but fell in love with the carefully balanced flavours of ceviche. Southeast Asia always inspires me; Peranakan food is definitely the next big thing; a great mix of Chinese, Malay and Indonesian cuisine. Macanese food was a huge surprise too, with its blend of herbs and spices from around the world. From dosas and uttapams with green chilli prawns in New Delhi to stone crabs on Miami Beach, I’m inspired by everything I eat, wherever I go.”
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Discover luxuriant, #zerowaste dishes to wow any future guest with Chef Norbert Niederkofler from the two Michelin-starred restaurant St. Hubertus at the glamorous five-star Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa in the Dolomite Mountains. Chef Norbert will be showcasing his unique sustainable culinary style and vision at the Festival as he presents one of his standout dishes: White Fish Tartare.
Drinks of the World
A snapshot of the countries bringing their finest wines and producers to the Festival
The country’s vibrant viniculture scene has earned a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation. All of its wine regions are easy to visit, too. In fact, once you step off the plane in Vienna, you’ve already arrived in one of the most singular wine areas in the world. austria.info
The Bahama Mama, a blend of dark and coconut rums shaken together with orange and pineapple juices, plus grenadine, is the most popular local cocktail across the Bahamas. Gully Wash or Sky Juice, made from gin and fresh coconut water, is another favourite, while Switcha is a real thirst-quencher. bahamas.co.uk
Barbados is credited as the birthplace of rum — Mount Gay Rum, founded in 1703, is the oldest continuous producer of rum in the world. Every November the island becomes a mecca for chefs of local, regional and international acclaim as the Food & Rum Festival celebrates epicurean delights. visitbarbados.org
The quality of Cypriot wine has skyrocketed in recent years here thanks to the award-winning wineries operated by dedicated winemakers. Local varieties such as Mavro, Xinisteri and Maratheftiko are often combined with brands such as Chardonnay, Palomino, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet with excellent results. visitcyprus.com
Czech beer has a centuries-old history and the secrets of its production have been passed down from generation to generation. Whether Budweiser Budvar, Pilsner Urquel or Staropramen, most people have tasted its beer. While there’s some exceptional wine production in the Czech Republic, beer remains king. czechtourism.com
Winemaking is a centuries-old tradition, from Symposium — a thick and sweet wine always diluted with water — and the humble Retsina to the sophisticated modern Malagouzia or the famous Santorinian Vinsánto. Wine is part of Greek heritage; a rich tradition blended with 4,000 years of history. visitgreece.gr
Grenada is also home to the rum punch. The secret ingredient is Caribbean nutmeg — also known as ‘black gold’ because in years gone by it was more valuable than gold itself. The enchanting island is a place of untouched beauty, sandy beaches, coral reefs and warm, welcoming people. puregrenada.com
Slovenian winemaking goes back centuries; in fact, the second-largest city, Maribor, is home to the oldest vine in the world — still producing grapes after 400 years. Due to the combination of diverse geographical terrain, soil and climate, Slovenian wines are ranked among the best worldwide for quality. slovenia.info
All tickets are non-refundable. Once the full programme of events has been finalised you will receive an email with instructions on how to book on to individual sessions and talks taking place throughout the day. Your ticket includes access to all sessions and talks (subject to availability).