Le Grand Fooding 4-5 July 2012 Milano – Rocking Tattoos and Street Food…worth checking out!

Last October I attended the 2011 Le Grand Fooding and whilst I enjoyed the event itself I wrote a rather scathing review on the food which didn’t by any means live up to expectations. I’m a big believer that paid for events need to deliver on their promise and unfortunately not all do. As a result the press office contacted me earlier in the year for some feedback on this years theme and to see if I could be tempted back by the changes they’ve put in place.


This year’s event promises to be more exciting with the organisers giving it a complete overhaul and recruiting younger, rockier, anti-establishment chefs with a street food theme to tap into more relevant food crazes of our generation. Inspired in part by rock music and in part by street culture they have chosen chefs that tap into this trend and are by default younger and more relevant. The chefs themselves are just as established as previous participants, each with successful restaurants and big reputations, but they represent the next generation and promise to deliver funkier more innovative dishes. So who are they?

From the UK – Young Turks – James Lowe & Isaac Mchale, serving lamb wraps with pecora (goat’s milk) yoghurt and anchovies

From Italy – Al Mercato – Eugenio Roncoroni & Beniamino Nespor, serving octupus lollies (the mind boggles!) and belly pork

From the USA – Animal – Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo, serving LA street corn

From France – Les Gres – Jerome Bigot, serving pastrami sandwiches with trout roe and terragon

From Sweden – Bastard – Wade Brown & Andreas Dahlberg, serving beef carpaccio on toast with bone marrow, garlic and horseradish

From Italy – Visconti Street Food – Matteo Torretta, serving duck kebabs with carrot ketchup and truffle mayonnaise

The proof is obviously in the tasting but from a thematic point of view Le Grand Fooding stands apart from the all the other more classical food events and promises to be entertaining. So if the above tickles your taste buds then get your tickets online before they’re all snapped up and I’ll see you there!

Le Grand Fooding 2012

4-5 July 2012

la Segheria di Via G. Meda 24

Premium tickets €45 www.legrandfooding.com


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