Yeah, I'll be hopping on the ferry in just a few weeks- I’ve had these dates marked on my calendar or some time – September 18/19 IschiaSafari. This is the third year for this fund raising event held on the green island. Behind the event are two of Ischia’s shining stars, Chefs Nino DiCostanzo, Dani Maison and Pasquale Palamaro, Ristorante Indaco. The chefs, alongside others, founded the Associazioneculturale Ischia Saperi e Sapori - Centro Culturale ed Artistico. This association’s scope is to promote enogastronomic culture – particularly cuisine. So where does Ischia Safari fit in? Two days on the island featuring events to help raise money for scholarships for students who are interested in food and wine industry. In addition, funds will also go towards helping families who have suffered during the recent earthquake in Casamicciola, a small fraction of the island.
Here’s a quick look at what to expect.
Monday, September 18th, 7:30 pm, Negombo ThermalGardens
Over 70 chefs, pizza makers, and pastry chefs will be on hand throughout the park with food, fun, laughs and so much more! Check out the video from last year !
More info and tickets here.
Tuesday, September 19th, 4 pm, Hotel Regina Isabella
Master Class Trento Doc Wine Tasting led by Sommelier Maurizio Fillipi, Italy’s Sommelier of the Year 2016. More info here.
Tuesday, September 19th, 8:30 pm, Ristorante Indaco, Hotel Regina Isabella
Gala Dinner starring some of Italy’s top chefs alongside Di Costanzo and Palamaro will treat about 120 guest to a glamorous gourmet dinner in the restaurant that includes appetizers and pizza by the pool.
Some serious names include chefs such as Andrea Migliaccio, Salatore Elefante, Anthony Genovese, Francesco Sposito, Gaetano Trovato, Cerea Brothers, Giuseppe Ianotti, Vittorio Fusari, and Antonino Maresca.
So, the countdown is on! Ready? Ci vediamo ad Ischia!