"Dining with Stars of the Northeast" the Trilogy of taste starts
To open the program of the Trilogy of Taste in the evenings of 25th, 26th and 27th June, dedicated to the great kitchen in Ancient Trattoria Ballotta, an historian venue in Italy at the foot of the Euganean Hills, in Torreglia, there will be "Dining with the Stars of the Northeast".
A charity event
that year after year has brought together the starred and extrastarred chefs of the Veneto, Trentino and Friuli regions, as a gesture of solidarity towards an unfortunate food and wine journalist who can no longer use his pen as in the past, in which he reviewed almost all the cooks in the Northeast. Some of them, now starred and also famous for his merit, for an evening, get together and cook for free in his name. To enjoy the parade of stars and supercooks, the increasingly large audience that year after year do not miss the appointment with the excellences of the Northeast cuisine. Supported by equally generous and noble protagonists of the oenogastronomic world like prestigious wineries, brewers, butchers, masters of cheese, chocolate, and producers of mouth–watering sweet.
But not before having tasted the dishes by Lionello Cera
of the Cera restaurant, Piergiorgio Siviero
of Lazzaro 1915, Alfio Ghezzi
of Locanda Margon, Riccardo De Prà
of Dolada, Alessandro Breda
of Gellius, Felice Lo Basso
of Alpen Royal, Francesco Paonessa
of Al Capriolo, Alberto Tonizzo
of "Al Ferarut,", Raffaele Ros
of San Martino, Leandro Luppi
of Vecchia Malcesine, Piero Zanini
of La Taverna, Franco Favaretto
of Baccalàdivino, Matia Barbieri
of Enoteca Centrale, Marco Talamini
of La Torre, Daniele Zennaro
of Vecio Fritolin, Achille Leonardelli
of Ca De Boci, Nadia Pasquali
of "Alla Borsa", Cristina and Fabio Legnaro
of Antica Trattoria Ballotta, Gabriele Ferron
of Riseria Ferron and the outsider Peter Brunel
and the bekèr Fabrizio Nonis
All engaged in this great parade of stars and haute cuisine that will enjoy combinations offered by the wineries Bosco del Merlo, Carpené Malvolti, Cormons Winery, the Consortium for the Protection of Lessini Durello Doc, the Consortium for the Protection of White Wine Custoza Doc, Maeliwine–if –Zen, Quota 101, Il Pigozzo Farm, Cavalchina Farm, Tommasi Winemakers, Vicenza Wines, Franco Zanovello, Franciacorta Belon du Belon.
There will be also popular beers such as Birra 32, Birra Antoniana, Five to Six. On the tasting tables, to accompany the dishes of the chefs, Salumi Podere Cadassa, le specialities of Non Toccatemi il Formaggio, Le Primizie di Selecta, the Valchona Chocolate, La Rose Noir, the sweets of the Loison House and, to end up, the spirits of Luxardo.
For the following evening, June 26th
, another triumph of gastronomy in the court of Antica Trattoria Ballotta, that for the trilogy of Taste is transformed into a large kitchen and in a large room with dozens of staff positions for chefs and the public, hosting, for the second event, the Vergani Ballotta Kitchen Grand Prix
. A dinner prepared by about a dozen chefs representing the best restaurants in the Veneto region, coming from seven provinces, and who will compete for the coveted prize of the Italian Academy of Kitchen–Euganean delegation, after being promoted by the judgment of the technicians and having faced that of the audience, which becomes the people’s jury.
Of the people wants to be also the third evening of June 27th: At Full Fish
. A dinner based on unusual fish dishes for the culinary tradition of this part of the hills of the Veneto region that, however, will have at its side the fresh fish from the not distant fishing town provided by Cam of Chioggia. A town immortalized by Goldoni’s "Brawling in Chioggia", that for the occasion will be staged in its salient parts, with the TeatroNovo company. That will bring the popular and commoner atmosphere of Goldoni, playwright and lover of good fish, to the court of Ballotta.
For the dinner with the Stars, the cost is 45 euro per person with free seat at the table, with reservation of the table, instead, the cost is 55 euro per person.
For the other two nights: euro 45.
Info and reservations:
Antica Trattoria Ballotta, tel. 049.5912970.