Wednesday 20 November 2019

From 6 to 8 December the Enogastronomica festival, which is dedicated to quality Tuscan produce, returns to Florence. For three days, the Spadolini wing of the Fortezza da Basso will be filled with cooking shows, masterclasses, workshops and tastings, with the aim of promoting Tuscan and Italian culinary heritage.

More than 100 producers will attend, and nine chefs (Cristian Borchi, Deborah Corsi, Ardit Curri, Andrea Perini, Stefano Pinciaroli, Maria Prost, Beatrice Segoni, Gentian Shehi and Edoardo Tilli), and 13 pizza chefs (Giovanni Santarpia, Romualdo Rizzuti, Mario Cipriano, Marco Manzi, Michele Leo, Gabriele Dani, Matteo Aloe, Gabriele Tonti, Alfonso Vitale, Pierluigi Madeo, Michele Viceconte, Donato Menechella and Carmine Salzano) will be there to cook for the visitors.

In the tasting rooms, meanwhile, the story of some of Tuscany’s most interesting wines will be told, with the help of FISAR (Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori e Ristoratori). Olive oil will also have a place, with themed tastings, as will Tuscan-made spirits, with barman Paolo Ponso giving masterclasses on vermouth and Negroni. All the events will benefit from the support of students from the hotelier institutes Aurelio Saffi in Florence and Chino Chini in Borgo San Lorenzo.

The participating Florentine and Tuscan chefs who are supporting a Venetian solidarity initiative will serve, in their respective restaurants, a plate of baccalà mantecato (creamy salted cod), the proceeds of which will go to reconstruction work in the wake of the flood in Venice.

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