S.Pellegrino is glad to have supported the European Food Summit 2021, one of the year's most important culinary events focusing on culture, art, and the future of gastronomy.
Held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 6th to 8th November, the summit brought together some of the world’s top chefs along with extraordinary individuals from the cultural, art, and media fields, to think and work towards a better and more sustainable future.
The three-day event was put together by leading figures such as curator Andrea Petrini, organiser Martin Jezeršek and co-creator Ana Roš. Together, they served up a central symposium discussing what will be on our tables in the future, complemented by a side order of culinary happenings in the capital and around the country, organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and Ljubljana Tourism.
Ana Roš is the chef who placed Slovenia on the gastronomic map, guiding her restaurant Hiša Franko to two Michelin stars and into the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Along with her fellow Slovenian Michelin star recipients, she was also behind the impressive 8-course Experience Dinner that brought the summit to a close.
Other protagonists in the event ranged from renowned chef Colombe Saint Pierre (Chez St-Pierre, Canada), who explained her decision to close her fine dining restaurant and shift to sustainable street food, and Swiss chef Rebecca Clopath, championing a local, organic approach at her farm and restaurant in the remote Alpine village of Lohn, to French art theorist Nicolas Bourriaud, whose presentation explored the ‘singularity' of aesthetics between the worlds of art and food.
During the 4 days experience Journalists and Foodies were delighted by several dining experiences, one for all the “Soul Chef Dinner”, where leading Slovenian chefs prepared a special menu perfectly paired with Slovenian Wines and S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.
Many local chefs and selected restaurants were involved, among them talented Tomaž Kavčič (Zemono), Juror S.Pellegrino Young Chef Semifinal 2017, Jakob Pintar (TaBar), S.Pellegrino Young Chef Semifinalist 2019, Mojmir Šiftar (Pen Klub), S.Pellegrino Young Chef Semifinalist 2018 and Janez Bratovž (JB Restaurant), Juror S.Pellegrino Young Chef Semifinal 2019, who definitely pampered guests’ tastebuds.
You can read more about the event and about Slovenia's culinary culture in general at Fine Dining Lovers.