We have selected the food events and EXPO Milano 2015 happenings that we expect will be the most important and interesting.
Italy is Eataly is the biggest restaurant in the world! 150,000 visitors are expected in the large avenue, beside which there will be pavilions of the 100 participating countries. Every month in Milan 20 restaurants that will elevate our tradition.
The largest operation to raise awareness of the Italian food tradition built in the last 50 years in line with the “political” thinking of Oscar Farinetti: to focus on tourism, in order to double food tourists and to enhance the agribusiness in three years.
Signature cuisine within the Universal with a format never seen before. Every day, for six months, from 10am to 23pm, 200 of the best Italian and international chefs will alternate between lectures, meetings, conferences. Cooking show will enliven the space, designed in collaboration with big names of the design world.
Italian&International Best Chefs (lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday)
1-3 May: Massimo Bottura Osteria Francescana a Modena – 3 stars
6-10 May: Ugo Alciati Guido a Serralunga d’Alba – 1 star
13-17 May: Marco Stabile Ora d’Aria a Firenze – 1 star
20-24 May: Emanuele Scarello Agli Amici a Udine, 2 stars
27-31 May: Tomaž Kavčič Pri Lojzetu a Vipava – Slovenia
3-7 June: Moreno Cedroni Madonnina del Pescatore a Senigallia – 2 stars
10-14 June: Davide Oldani D’O a Cornaredo – 1 star
17-21 June: Pino Cuttaia La Madia a Licata – 2 stars
24-28 June: Diego Munõz Astrid y Gaston, Lima – Perù
1-5 July: Francesco Apreda Imàgo dell’Hotel Hassler a Roma – 1 star
8-12 July: Rodrigo Oliveira Mocotò – San Paolo, Brasile
15-19 July: Davide Scabin Combal.Zero a Rivoli – 2 stars
22-26 July: Annie Feolde, Italo Bassi e Riccardo Monco Enoteca Pinchiorri a Firenze – 3 stars
29 July -2 August: Tony Mantuano Spiaggia, Chicago – 1 star
Contemporary Italian Chefs (lunch on Monday and on Tuesday)
4-5 May: Christian e Manuel Costardi Da Christian e Manuel a Vercelli – 1 star
11-12 May: Norbert Niederkofler St.Hubertus a San Cassiano, Bolzano – 2 stars
18-19 May: Antonia Klugmann L’Argine a Dolegna del Collio, Gorizia
25-26 May: Claudio Sadler (Sadler – Milano, 2 stars)
1-2 June: Andrea Berton Berton a Milano – 1 star
8-9 June: Fabrizio Ferrari Al Porticciolo 84 a Lecco – 1 star
15-16 June: Angelo Sabatelli Angelo Sabatelli a Monopoli -1 star
22-23 June: Cristina Bowerman Glass Hostaria a Roma – 1 star
29-30 June: Fabio Abbattista L’Albereta a Erbusco
Slow Train tour
A journey on vintage dining cars as direct connection between the pavilions of Milano Expo pavilions and Valtellina. Food service will be entrusted to internationally renowned chefs committed to create new recipes using local products. In short, an Orient Express, a culinary experience of the territory revisited by the best international cuisine: this is Slow Train!
Future food district.
At the supermarket of the future by COOP a hand gesture will be enough to have all the information on the products, even those that today are not easily accessible and not found in traditional label.
A real supermarket of 2,500 square meters: visitors can buy products of 5 chains, milk and dairy products to fruit orchards and wine, about 1,500 “intelligent” products, with the involvement of 90 companies. “So we would like the supermarket of the future: fair, supportive, as an open square. A mix of history, tradition and the future, a return to the market of origin, where the sociality and culture become traits of commerce, and the technology is serving the consumer” said the president of Coop Italy, Marco Pedroni.
Outside the pavilion, a square will host the “classroom of the future” where schools will be involved in interactive routes. The supermarket of the future is a prototype in which you can experiment the future sales methods and understand the future trend of the food chain.
The pavilions dedicated to the nations are 53. Each nation has developed its own theme, starting from the claim as “The Land of Hope” for China, “Naturally Sustainable” for Colombia.
Very interesting thing is that in all the halls, with different formulas (by star chefs, street food or take away) you can taste dishes from around the world in a sort of Babel of flavors!
In addition to the halls there are areas, defined clusters, which develop through functional spaces (such as market, shows, events, tastings) the food chain: rice, cocoa and chocolate, coffee, fruits and vegetables, spices, cereals and tubers, bio Mediterranean, islands and sea food, dry areas.
The Zero Pavilion, at the main exhibition entrance , is a 10,000 square meters space that introduces to the rest of the visit, with a path in the food history , an archive of gastronomic memories and an ancient big tree that arrives even beyond the roof.
It’s mandatory to visit the Italian Pavilion, Vivaio Italia, a protected space that helps the projects and talents to “sprout”. The icon is a real tree, the Tree of Life, as an expression of nature mother and symbol of the generating forces.
The Biodiversity Park, covers an area of 8,500 square meters and it is the Thematic Area of Expo Milano 2015 dedicated to biodiversity. Inside the park there are a theater and two pavilions, one organic and one dedicated to the exhibition of Biodiversity.
The goal of the Biodiversity Park is to call attention to Italy’s outstanding qualities in terms of the environment, agriculture, and food production. Visitors will see how Italy’s agricultural biodiversity has evolved and has been taken care of, their visit complemented by events, seminars, and multi-media experiences.
The term agrobiodiversity refers to all plant varieties cultivated and animal breeds raised, to agriculture, agroecosystems, and arable land. It also includes the genetic resources of plants and animals, edible plants and agricultural crops, traditional varieties and ancient recipes, livestock, fish, and land micro-organisms, irrigation waters, and cultivated lands, seeds and types of farming establishments.