“Cibobene Berebene” arrives in Livorno: three days of food and wine culture and solidarity

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LIVORNO – Star chefs, tasting tables both food and wine, masterclasses dedicated to dishes from the Labron area and much more in the first edition of “Eat well Drink well“Which will take place in Old fortress from 24th (opening at 3pm) to 26th June.

It will not be another culinary deal, but one three days of food and wine culture and solidaritywhich they have already joined important names in star restaurants and sommelierincluding first sommelier in a wheelchair, Mirko Pastorelli.

Food and wine and solidarity

ONE inclusive event, also aimed at people with disabilitieswhere it will be possible to contribute solidarity actions in favor of IN APS Association (Livorno Paraplegic Association) andThe Aphasia Association.

A completely inclusive event

In fact, the food and wine blogger “Cibobene Berebene” organizes Emiliano Pencothe disability, which after a double work accident helps people with disabilities to feel an integral part of society again with the Vita da Dandy project.

“We would like to be reunited in Livorno the excellence of Italian food and wine – explained Emiliano Penco, chairman of the company Cibobene Berebene Srls, born in Livorno – to offer a moment of complete enjoyment, relaxation and well-being open to all those who want to spend a weekend with taste, and we have chosen the old fortress, one of the symbolic places in my city “.

“Our goal – still Penco – is to make completely inclusive event in the case of people with disabilities, who all too often are forced to give up attending events such as the “Cibobene Berebene” because they are not adapted to their needs. The fortress is the subject of an important adaptation project, which the Port System Authority in the North Tyrrhenian Sea is carrying out precisely to facilitate access for the disabled and the “Cibobene Berebene” it will be the first event to inaugurate this new facility. Not only, therefore, remote solidarity, but a new focus in organizing events that are truly open to all users, healthy and otherwise. “

Food: five thematic areas

Within the historic walls of the old fortress, which are accessible thanks to the cooperation with the Port System Authority in the North Tyrrhenian Sea, the present public will be able to participate in the entire duration of the event, in tasting and food counters, divided into 5 theme areas sushi and raw seafood, cheeses, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, cutting boards, tartar and tasty gourmet sandwiches – and wine, in the presence of producers, ready to tell about their work and the fruits of their land.

Starry dishes

In addition, the chefs present will be changed to a significant one on Friday the 24th and Sunday the 26th of June taste relay, for the creation of star dishes, which will be paired with three different wines, in search of the perfect match, thanks to the collaboration of just as many sommelier, oenologists and sector journalists. Saturday the 25th, however, job advertisement wine pairings with the excellences of the table present in the taste discs. There are also plans for three Masterclasses dedicated to dishes from the Labron area made by just as many local chefs, such as. Simone Gambini (Azzighe restaurant), Simone Acquarelli (Frantoio Restaurant) e Gabriele Poland (Alex Ristorante Enoteca).

The yield of the Relay between the chefs, as well as of Gala dinner scheduled for Sunday, June 26, in the suggestive Piazzale della Cisterna in the old fortress itself, they will be donated to charity in support of the initiatives of IN Associazione APS (Associazione Paraplegici Livorno) and Afasici Association. In addition, the gala dinner will be enriched by the tenor’s performance Marco Volerifounder of the association Symptoms of Happiness, in support of multiple sclerosis patients, which he himself is affected by.

The participating chefs

The participating chefs will be present: Gaetano found (Arnolfo restaurant in Colle Val d’Elsa, 2 Michelin stars), Rocco De Santis (Santa Elisabetta restaurant in Florence, 2 Michelin stars), Gioacchino Pontrelli (Lorenzo restaurant in Forte dei Marmi, 1 Michelin star), Filippo Saporito (Restaurant The Legend of the Friars of Florence, 1 Michelin star), Stefano Pinciaroli (PS restaurant in Cerreto Guidi, green Michelin star) and again, Roberto Rossi (Il Silene di Pescina Restaurant, Grosseto – 1 Michelin star), Senior Venturi (L’asinello restaurant in Castelnuovo Berardenga, 1 Michelin star), Mirko Martinelli (chef at the Oasi di Follonica restaurant), Alessandro Ferrarini (Franco mare restaurant in Marina di Pietrasanta, Lucca, 1 Michelin star). In addition to them, important chefs such as Emiliano Lombardelli (Clubhouse Argentario Golf Resort Spa), Edi Læger (La Sala della Comitissa restaurant in Bolsena), Simone Gambini And Francesca De Vizia (Ristorante Azzighe, Osteria a mezzo, Livorno), Maddalena Ughi (Ristorante Mad Japanese Dining Room, Livorno), Loretta Fanella (Pastry Lab, Stagno, Livorno) e Gennaro Battiloro by Battil’oro Restaurant, guide to the best chef pizza maker Identità Golose 2019.

The sommelier

Among the sommelier is the presence of Eros Teboni (Best Sommelier of the World Fis 2018) and by Maurizio Dante Filippi (Best Sommelier of Italy 2016 AIS), as well as by oenologist Nicola Biasi, best young winemaker in Italy 2020 Vinoway. Also remarkable was the presence of Mirko PastorelliSommelier Aspi, the first Italian sommelier in a wheelchair to turn his passion for wine into his profession, despite complications and mistrust.

Schedules, tickets and information

The event will follow the following times:

Friday 24 June 17.00 – 23.00
Saturday 25 June 17.00 – 23.00
Sunday, June 26 12:30 – 6:30 p.m.

But the rich program of guided tastings opens already at. 15 on Friday 24 June with the extraordinary participation of Eros Teboni (Best Sommelier of the World WSA 2018) and chef Gioacchino Pontrelli.

The public will have different types of tickets available, corresponding to the same number of food and wine tasting options, which can be reserved in advance on the event’s official website: www.mangiarebeneberebene.it.

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