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Discover the Dinner Dates!


Crossover and exchange: these are the buzzwords at the Dinner Dates, the meals great Italian and international chefs will be serving up at the Eataly Torino Lingotto venue.

Welcome to a world in which meat plays second fiddle to vegetables. It’s the kingdom of Xavier Pellicer, the chef who, just for us, will open the doors of his Barcelona restaurant Céleri, famous for turning courses upside down and inverting the animal-vegetable ratio in dishes. Whenever fish and meat appear—which isn’t often—they accompany vegetables, not vice versa. Get ready then to enjoy some of the creations that are causing such a stir in the Catalan capital. (Xavier Pellicer’s Céleri: “The Place To Be” in Barcelona. Thursday 22 at 8.30pm)

Talented twins Sergey and Ivan Berezutskiy, 30, are the talk of the Russian gastronomic scene. They opened their Twins restaurant in Moscow to offer their own contemporary take on their country’s traditional dishes. Couldn’t be simpler, right? Their vision is a combination of playfulness and irony, their recipes a blend of modern technologies and traditional ingredients in which, as in life itself, the theme of duality recurs on a regular basis. (Sergey and Ivan Berezutskiy: two sides of the same ruble. Saturday 24 8.30pm)

You can’t win without sacrifice and where there’s a will there’s a way. Adages all too familiar to sous-chefs, the second-in-commands who work at Michelin-starred restaurants in the shadow of their masters. At the Salone, five chefs who used to work as underlings in some of Italy’s most distinguished kitchens will give life to a dinner you can’t afford to miss. Yes, Pierpaolo Livorno of the Albergo dell’Agenzia in Pollenzo, Marco Visciola of Marin at Eataly Genoa, Federico Zanasi of Principe delle Nevi in Cervinia, Yoji Tokuyoshi of Tokuyoshi in Milan, and Franco Aliberti of Evviva in Riccione are all getting set to amaze you with their finest dishes. (From Sous to Top. Sunday 25 8.30pm)

The grand finale will be an offbeat dinner in which we’ll ask you to take up the challenge and rely entirely on your senses. After tasting the various dishes, you’ll be asked to guess the age, sex and origin of the chefs who made them. All we can tell you is that there’ll be four of them and they all have Michelin stars. Feel up for it? (Culinary Games: Who Cooked the Last Supper? Monday 26 20.30)


An Event by
 Città di Torino
 Slow Food
 Regione Piemonte
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