S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2011 welcomes the Grandes Tables de Suisse

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S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2011 welcomes the Grandes
Tables de Suisse from 3 April to 22 May

March 25, 2011

Welcoming the Grandes Tables de Suisse in Ticino from 3 April to 22 May 2011, the fifth S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is already promising to be an exceptional event.

No fewer than 20 renowned chefs will take part in the unmissable gastronomic festivities. The menu of this epicurean festival includes prestigious evenings and unique collaborations between chefs.

Opening on Sunday 3 April
The opening ceremony will take place on Sunday, 3 April at 7 pm in the Grand Hotel Eden in Lugano, bringing together eight Ticino chefs in the kitchen to host the event: Alessio Rossi, Dario Ranza, Gian Luca Bos, Ivo Adam, Luigi Lafranco, Martin Dalsass, Rolf Krapf and Marco Ghioldi.

Seven exceptional evenings
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2011 will include some exceptional gourmet evenings: seven great Ticino chefs will take turns to welcome a Grandes Tables de Suisse chef to their kitchens. These unique encounters, in which the chefs will pool their expertise, passion and creativity, promise to be rich in gastronomic surprises!

  • Monday, 4 April, Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona
    Rolf Krapf welcomes André Jaeger (Die Fischerzunft Restaurant, Schaffhausen)
  • Sunday, 10 April, Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel & SPA, Lugano
    Dario Ranza welcomes Tommy Byrne and Gilles Dupont (Restaurant Le Lion d'Or, Cologny GE)
  • Monday, 11 April, Ristorante Conca Bella, Vacallo
    Gian Luca Bos welcomes Franz Wiget (Adelboden Restaurant, Steinen SZ)
  • Sunday, 17 April, Ristorante Seven, Ascona
    Ivo Adam welcomes Denis Martin (Restaurant Denis Martin, Vevey)
  • Monday, 18 April, Ristorante Santabbondio, Lugano/Sorengo
    Martin Dalsass welcomes Rico Zandonella (Rico's Kunststuben Restaurant, Küsnacht)
  • Sunday, 1 May, Parkhotel Delta, Ascona
    Luigi Lafranco welcomes Markus Neff (Fletschhorn Restaurant, Saas-Fee)
  • Monday, 2 May, Hotel Splendide Royal, Lugano
    Alessio Rossi welcomes Pierre-André Ayer (Restaurant Le Pérolles, Freiburg)

Sunday 22 May: closing gala
The closing gala on Sunday 22 May will combine the final evening of S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino and the annual Grandes Tables de Suisse party. It will be held at the Cave Vinattieri in Ligornetto. Attendance at the event is by invitation only.

Four Saturday lunch dates
Four rising stars of Ticino cuisine are partnering with the event by proposing special S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino lunch menus:

  • 9 April, Silvio Galizzi, Ristorante Al Portone, Lugano
  • 16 April, Alessandro Fumagalli, Villa Saroli, Lugano
  • 30 April, Stefan Nowaczyk, Ristorante Seven Easy, Ascona
  • 21 May, Lorenzo Albrici, Locanda Orico, Bellinzona

The lunches (CHF 85 per person) include an aperitif, a main dish accompanied by a few surprises and vintage wines, water, coffee and cognac. Reservations should be made directly with the restaurants involved.

Les Grandes Tables de Suisse
Founded in 1960, the association Grandes Tables de Suisse brings together Switzerland's most talented and creative chefs to promote the culture of taste and the art of entertaining (www.grandestables.ch). Chaired by André Jaeger, it encourages exchange between exceptional chefs committed to providing both high-level cuisine and an exceptional environment for their guests.

The chefs of the Grandes Tables de Suisse like to define themselves as "creators of pleasure and happiness": the pleasure of flavour, but also of sharing time away from the stresses of the world.

Paolo Basso in search of the perfect pairing
S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino can count on the expertise of Paolo Basso, Europe's Best Sommelier in 2010, who will select many of the wines that will accompany the culinary creations of these gourmet evenings.

S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino: quality and a warm welcome
Founded in 2007 by Dany Stauffacher, the festival grew from the conviction that good food contributes not only to enjoyment but also to well-being. S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino quickly came to be seen as an unmissable event, involving themes of local specialities, quality products and wine alongside hotel services and catering.

The long-term partnership between S.Pellegrino and the festival is as much a question of the heart as the mind. Beyond the shared values of quality and celebration, S.Pellgerino and Acqua Panna are the unofficial mineral waters of haute cuisine, found on the most prestigious tables in Switzerland and around the world.

Similarly, the event has brought together other enthusiastic partners over the years, such as Nespresso, Nestlé Professional, Mercedes, Garage Winteler, Crédit Suisse, Diners, Alias, Darwin Airline, Les Ambassadeurs, Davidoff, Riso Gallo, Rapelli, Hugo Dubno, Spaccio Ittico, Kai, Franciacorta Bellavista and Riserva Moretti, Vinattieri Ticinesi and Castello Luigi, the Querciabella and Hofstätter wine cellars and Ticinowine.

Alongside these great names are institutional partners including Ticino Turismo, Mendrisiotto Turismo, Maggiore Turismo and Lugano Turismo and media partners Fontana Print, Gastronomie & Tourisme, Il Caffè, Tessiner Zeitung, Ticinovino, Ticino Welcome, La Grande Cucina and Chef di Cucina Magazine.

The video presentation of S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino 2011 is available at:
High-resolution photos on request

For more information:
Cabinet Privé de Conseils, Sébastien Bourqui
bourqui@genevagate.ch - Tel. +41 (0)22 321 45 40

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