From the Festival of Mantuan cuisine to the Cacio e pepe festival, here are the food and wine events to be marked on the agenda
Epiphany takes all the holidays away … but the January 17 it begins again! This is the date we celebrate Saint Anthony Abbot with bonfires lit in many countries and neighborhoods, around which to enjoy hot pancakes, mulled wine and other typical products such as casoncelli of Castelcovati (Bs). For those who, despite the holidays just past, are looking forward to this and other greedy events, here are some of the events scheduled for January.
Few people know it but also in Trentino there is a tradition linked to tripe. Until January 19th the Pineta Hotel della Val di Non organizes the Trentino Trippa Festival with dinners dedicated to this dish hosting several chefs from the region. Wednesday, January 15 will be proposed the "Wayfarer Soup with tripe and cod" and "Tripe in all its versions". Nonese tripe can be enjoyed in the restaurants of some of the best young chefs in Trentino: the Viridis restaurant in Cagnò, the Locanda Alpina in Brez and the La Filanda restaurant in Denno.
Happycheese in Trentino
Take the Dolomites cheeses, the Trentino wines, the Trentodoc mountain bubbles or the local craft beer. Then put the snow, the ski slopes, the breathtaking landscapes. The result? They are the fun and delicious appetizers of Happycheese, the festival that starts again on January 25th in Moena and January 29th in San Martino di Castrozza. Discover all the appointments in the refuges, restaurants and pizzerias of the Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme.
Mantuan cuisine festival
From January 19 back to its seventh edition, at the Palabam in Mantua, the Mantuan cuisine festival which will offer typical dishes of the city cuisine, prepared by local gastronomic associations, and which, new this year, will also host a vast exhibition-market. Every weekend until February 24, every Saturday evening for dinner and every Sunday for lunch and dinner, you can taste shin, ribs, stew, pike in sauce, polenta and mushrooms, parmesan and mustard, shoulder, cheeses and many new features such as tirabega, sweets and typical Mantuan wines selected by the Organization.
Cacio e Pepe Festival in Rome (and where else!)
From 17 to 19 January Eataly Roma celebrates one of the most famous dishes of the Roman tradition with the Cacio e Pepe Festival which returns to via Ostiense: all the proposals created by Roman restaurateurs and artisans, from Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe di Felice to Testaccio alla Fettuccina with cheese, pepper and cod from the Osteria Verbano up to the small Maritozzo with cheese, pepper and ricotta di Monforte. A cooking course is also scheduled to learn how to prepare this dish, challenges between food bloggers and live performances by bands and songwriters.
Rum and noir in Milan
Put a restaurant, rum tastings, a noir story, writers and journalists and here is the perfect evening of the Zacapa Noir Festival, the review of literary dinners created by the Guatemalan rum that starts again in Milan from 22 January. A calendar of 19 meetings and a large parterre of writers including Jeffery Deaver, Luis Sepúlveda, André Aciman, Marco Malvaldi, Alan Parks, Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett, Ryan Gattis, Miriam Toews, Maurizio de Giovanni, Tayari Jones flanked by moderators such as Carlo Lucarelli, Valeria Parrella, Paolo Roversi, Giacomo Papi, Nadia Terranova, Valerio Varesi and Piero Colaprico. Meeting place will be the MEMO Restaurant, a restaurant, former cinema-theater, which preserves the flavor of the iconic jazz clubs, with a refined selection of live music that will accompany a tasting dinner, before introducing the talk of the guests of the evening.