Istria Gourmet Festival 2016

Istria Gourmet Festival 2016:
Tradition and/or innovation
Rovinj-Rovigno, Congress center Stara tvornica, 10/10/2016

I. High category hotel industry: examples of good practice

Wine & spa hotel LOISIUM, Austria
Julia Polzer
, mag, Marketing & PR Manager

Lungarno Collection Hotels, Italy
Salvatore Longo
, Hotel Lungarno Manager &
Corporate F&B Lungarno Collection Director

JW Marriott Venice, Italy
Linda Bertoni
, PR manager

Relais & Châteaux
Elisabeth Debiasi
, Director,
Member Services Italy & Mediterranean

II. Gourmet:

Franko Lukež
, astronomy journalist and publisher
From steak and egg to sliced rump-steak on a bed of rocket:
20 years of the Istrian gastronomy scene (1996 - 2016)

Denis Ivošević
, Managing Director of the Istria Tourist Board
Istria Tourist Board activities: PR activities, lobbying, gourmet guides...

Fausto Arrighi
, former director of the Michelin Guide
Restaurants in high category hotels:
what does one star given to a restaurant mean for a country 

Daniel Ramos
, Sales Manager of the Menu System
Presentation of the Menu System Company

III. Show cooking: tradition and/or innovation

Chef Niko Romito, Ristorante Reale, Michelin 3*
The power of simplicity

Chef Lionello Cera, Antica Osteria Cera, Michelin 2*
Tastes of transparency: the essence and soul of the sea in cuisine
Show cooking by Lionello Cera

Chef Nicola Portinari, La Peca F.lli Portinari, Michelin 2*
Concentriamoci: Ruote pazze allo spiedo
Show cooking by Nicola Portinari

Chef Emanuele Scarello, Agli Amici, Michelin 2*
My sea...
Show cooking by Emanuele Scarello

Chef Tomaž Kavčič, Gostilna Pri Lojzetu, Dvorec Zemono
JRE: only the beginning ...
Show cooking by Tomaž Kavčič

IV. Gala dinners
Three thematic gala dinners will take place during the Istria Gourmet Festival in restaurants of Rovinj hotels Adriatic, Monte Mulini and Lone, and under the expert guidance of chefs from Michelin-starred restaurants:

Gala: Chef Niko Romito
Restaurant Wine Vault, Hotel Monte Mulini*****

Gala: Chef Lionello Cera
Restaurant L, Hotel Lone*****

Gala: Chef Nicola Portinari
Brasserie Adriatic, Hotel Adriatic****

Gala: Chef Emanuele Scarello