Chianti Gourmet Experience 2019: here are the protagonists

The Chianti Gourmet Experience is the two-day event dedicated to good food and, of course, good drinking, in Gaiole in Chianti, Siena.

It had to start in the most delicious way of this, the fall in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti (Siena): while the harvest continues and expects the Eroica, the Meleto Castle, on 28 and 29 September will be held on Chianti Gourmet Experience .two days in which Chianti is the protagonist with chefs, pizza chefs, ice cream makers and much moreThe ancient manor that houses an eighteenth-century theater, watchtowers and offers a unique view of the Chiantishire is ready to host starred chefs , famous pizza makers , local restaurants , renowned ice cream makers and pastry chefs , craft breweries and fine wineriesof wine. The event will begin on Saturday 28th September from 3pm to midnight, while on Sunday 29th September, the halls and gardens of the castle will open their doors from 11.00am to midnight. An intense program with many artisans of taste who will share the tasks over the two days: Saturday will be for lovers of beer, pizza and street food, while on Sunday the gastronomic offer will also be enriched with wineries and cooks. Let’s see who will be the protagonists of the Chianti Gourmet Experience.

The chefs

It all started with an idea of ​​the chef Vincenzo Guarino of L’Aria Mandarin Oriental at Lake Como, very attached to Chianti, as he got the last Michelin star right here, and promises to make sparks.Many famous names who will take part in this edition of Chianti ExperienceThe great chefs will be protagonists for the whole day of Sunday 29 September : from the Piccolo Principe di Viareggio, the chef with two Michelin stars arrives, Giuseppe Mancino and together with him there will be Emanuele Petrosino of the restaurant I Portici in Bologna, Rocco De Santis dell ” Hotel Brunelleschi in Florence, Giuseppe Aversa directly from Il Buco in Sorrento, Lino Scarallo in Palazzo Petrucci in Naples, Luigi Salomone and Paolo Barrale . The young Giuseppe Lo Presti from il Casale di Grimoli will also land in Meleto , fresh from the Best Chef Social 2019 award  at the recentChef Awards of Assisi, which won the bet to bring fresh fish between Chianti and Valdarno and for the occasion diners will be able to taste a potato parmantier flavored with orange, red shrimp and its bisque, smoked corn crumble . Giovanni Luca Di Pirro , the starred chef of the COMO Castello Del Nero restaurant in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, brings ravioli with cheese and pepper, duck, pumpkin and foie gras sauce for tasting in Meleto. And from the south, chef Marco del Sorbo from Villa Fiorella, Nino Ferreri from the Terrazza degli Dei, Diego Battaglia from Themà Restaurant in Pantelleria and Angelo Borrelli from Villa Balke will arrive in Chianti .

The Pizzaioli

At Castello di Meleto, Tommaso Vatti de La Pergola in Radicondoli will take care of the Terre di Siena with its three segments conquered in the Gambero Rosso Pizzerias Guide , with his great workhorse: the Dolceforte Wild Boar Pizza . O’Scugnizzo, the creature of Pierluigi Police in Arezzo, will delight pizza lovers with a pizza with smoked provola, pepper cream, olive powder and basil powder, caper leaf and anchovies. Together with them, pizza chefs from Campania, such as Giuseppe Pignalosa from Ercolano, Vincenzo Esposito from Pizzeria Carmnella in Naples, Renato Sitkoof Villa Giovanna in Ottaviano, Fabio Cristiano of the Antica Pizzeria da Gennaro, and many others. And for those intolerant to gluten, Cristina Basso will think about it with her creations .

The Restaurants of the Territory

Great importance will be given to the restaurants of the Chianti area and their friends: we will find  Francesco Mastronardi of Badia A Coltibuono,  Antonio Castrigato’s Bistrot A Tutta Birra , from Castel Monastero the new chef Enrico Marmo will arrive . Andrea Oppo And Veruska Granata from the restaurant Le Contrade, Il Celliere , Leonardo Spaccavento from the Perano estate, the young Antonio Guerra from Vitique  and many other names in local restaurants.

Street food

In Gaiole in Chianti, the Macelleria Chini has been an institution for many decades. In Meleto, Lorenzo Chini , in addition to cured meats, will bring his version of tripe alla Chiantigiana, while from Casentino, precisely from Rassina, butcher Simone Fracassi will pay homage to the territory with the natural Wurstel di Chianina IGP, with salt, pepper and allspice and bread. homemade by Guarino’s brigade. And with them, on Saturday 28 September you will find Michele Cabiddu from the Sausage Island of Sarteano and many artisans of taste.

The Cellars

The Chianti Classico will be the protagonist of the day of Sunday 29 September: many wineries will be present together with some members of the Gaiole Viticulturists Association, the  Radda Winemakers, and other realities. You will have the opportunity to taste the wines of Borgo Casa al Vento, Badia A Coltibuono, Bindi Sergardi, Cantalici, Capannelle, Casanova Di Bricciano, Castello Di Ama, Castello Di Meleto, Castello Tricerchi, Il Barlettaio, Istine, La Casa Di Bricciano, Podere The courtyard, Ricasoli 1141, Rocca Di Castagnoli, Santa Margherita, Tenuta Perano, Terre Nere, Terre Sacre, there will also be Bergère Milano and Ammore Liquori Artigianali Salerno.

The Breweries

Beer will be the great protagonist that will mainly accompany pizza and street food: light, white, amber, stout, the quality beer is presented with the La Petrognola Brewery in Colognola, the BVS in Pergine Valdarno, the Chianti Brew Fighters in Radda in Chianti, the example that in Chianti in addition to wine you can produce beer, the Saragiolino brewery in Torrita Di Siena and  Serro Croce in Avellino.

The Pastry Chefs

To finish with a flourish, pamper yourself with ice creams by Sergio Dondoli and Sergio Colalucci , a praline by Luigi Biasetto ,  a Prato peach by Paolo Sacchetti and a delicacy by Salvatore Gabbiano . Part of the proceeds will be donated to the associations: Dynamo Camp, La Racchetta, Diversamente Eroici, Confraternita di Misericordia di Gaiole in Chianti Onlus and the Proloco Gaiole in Chianti Association. The tickets can be purchased online at where you can also download the program.

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