FOOD EVENTS: WHAT'S ON IN JUNE 2018
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to look ahead to the biggest food events around the world in June.
It’s a packed schedule of eating and drinking for curious foodies, with plenty of opportunities to get out and about and watch some of the world’s top chefs in action, and taste their food of course.
Here are our pick of the best food events this June.
FOOD EVENTS: JUNE 2018
WELCOME CONFERENCE, NEW YORK, 4 JUNE
Now in its fourth year, the one-day Welcome Conference, hosted by Eleven Madison Park’s Will Guidara, along with Anthony Rudolf and Brian Canlis, and supported by S.Pellegrino, aims to bring hospitality people together to discuss the biggest issues facing the industry – and to leave inspired. This year’s line-up at New York’s Lincoln Center includes Dan Barber and Lara Gilmore, as well as stars from the world of entertainment, who will be talking on the theme of ‘Restoration.’ Tickets are sold out but you can join the waiting list here.
GOURMET DAYS, ST PETERSBURG, 5 TO 9 JUNE
Gourmet Days, sponsored by S.pellegrino and Acqua Panna, returns to St Petersburg with a line-up of top chefs from all over the world, including Anthony Genovese, Will Horowitz and Garima Arora, who will be joined by the Russian city’s top culinary ambassadors for a series of dinners and discussions designed to put St Petersburg on the culinary world map. Find out more.
ITA–DAKI–MAS AT WHISK, HONG KONG, 8 AND 9 JUNE
Another spectacular dinner, as part of the Fine Lovers Guest Chef Series by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, this time sees chef Taku Tabuchi of Tokyo’s S’accapau take over the kitchen of Hong Kong’s Whisk at The Mira hotel for two nights. Having trained in Europe, before heading back to his native Japan, Tabuchi will bring together the best Italian and Japanese ingredients for a six-course dinner, with fine wines chosen by sommelier Seju. Find out more.
VERO BEACH WINE AND FILM FESTIVAL, FLORIDA, 7 TO 10 JUNE
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Wine, the beach, and films – sounds perfect doesn’t it and visitors to this idyllic sounding four day event will have their pick of over 100 wines from around the world to taste and over 75 award-winning films, including several US premieres, as well as the chance to dine with directors and enjoy special dinners by the sea. Plenty of opportunity then, to pair the perfect wine and cinema experience. Find out more.
BOCUSE D’OR EUROPE, TURIN, 11 AND 12 JUNE
The next leg of the Bocuse d’Or regional finals sponsored by S.Pellegrino, focusing on Europe, will take place in Turin, with 20 countries competing for just 10 places at the Grand Final in Lyon in January 2018. Expect stunning creativity and a lively atmosphere as the teams look to book their place at the Olympics of Gastronomy. Find out more.
FOOD AND WINE CLASSIC, ASPEN, 15 TO 17 JUNE
The annual food fest in the Colorado Rockies, sponsored by S.Pellegrino always attracts big name chefs and this year is no exception, with the likes of Jacques Pépin, Curtis Stone, Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard, and Ludo Lefebvre in attendance. Foodies can enjoy a whole host of seminars, cooking demos, dinners and workshops, set against a stunning backdrop. Find out more.
WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS 2018, BILBAO, 17 TO 19 JUNE
The world’s most talked about restaurants list, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, is heading to the Basque Country this year. Ahead of the awards ceremony itself on 19 June, a series of events will be taking place in the region, including a #50BestTalks event featuring seven of the world’s best chefs, in San Sebastian, and a special Art and Food Conversation presented by S.Pellegrino at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, along with a reveal of its new design project The Journey of Water. Find out more.
Early summer marks the end of S.Pellegrino’s Sapori Ticino 2018 in Switzerland, a series of dinners bringing together chefs with a combined 210 Michelin stars between them. But don’t worry; there are still a few delicious evenings to go, including dinners featuring the likes of chefs Norbert Niederkofler (Hotel Rosa Alpina) and Søren Selin (AOC, Copenhagen). But be quick , as they are selling out fast! Find out more.
Keep an eye out for Taste events in cities all around the world in early summer, including in London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Moscow. These huge gastronomical extravaganzas draw some of the world’s best chefs and local talent, with similarly large crowds to match. Cooking demonstrations, workshops, markets and special events in restaurants around host cities mean these food festivals are not to be missed.