Vinòforum is back for its 18th year in a row. Come experience the biggest and unforgettable culinary and spirits event the city offers.
From September 10th to September 19th the 18th edition of the famed Vinòforum festival is back and stronger than ever. As the largest event in the food and wine sector in Rome and the second nationwide, it remains, as always, an unmissable event for all foodies and wine enthusiasts alike, with a whopping 40 thousand visitors annually. It will be hosted at its same location, the Parco di Tor di Quinto near the Ponte Milvio neighbourhood, which offers 12,000 square meters of lush green spaces. As always, Vinòforum will host Italy’s top culinary stars, wine experts and restaurateurs. The festival will showcase more than 2,500 participating wine labels from 610 national and international wineries, presentations by sommeliers, 40 great chefs and more.
This year, the Temporary Restaurant is back alongside Food & Wine Italia, one of the most important and iconic international publications in the world of food and wine. Food & Wine Italia will be curating a unique calendar of 30 restaurants and their chefs across the ten days. Each restaurant will present 3 samples of unique recipes paired with champagne, including Dom Pérignon, Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Moët & Chandon, Ruinart. What we are excited to see this year is a new theme that will be integrated in the dishes across the board: ‘let’s start…from sustainability.” The theme is here to kickstart a renewed ethical awareness after a long and difficult season for many in the culinary world. In doing so, at least one of the three dishes will be inspired by the theme of sustainable restart.
However, that’s not all, and the excitement continues throughout the evening with Vinòforum’s “The Night Dinner.” Food & Wine Italia will also do the honor of selecting the nine great chefs from all over Italy, one for each evening. With 16 spots per dinner available by reservation only, it will be an unforgettable, intimate experience, from unique 3 course dinners and face to face interactions with the chef of the night, to wine pairings and open discussions on the topic of gastronomic change brought on by the pandemic. The cost for The Night Dinner starts from €35.
There are two new elements within Vinoforum this year. The first will be the “Roma Caffè Festival” led by one of the greatest Italian and international connoisseurs of the coffee world, Francesco Sanapo, with the help and assistance of Antonella Cutrona. A stage will be dedicated to the coffee product, the protagonist in recent years of a real one cultural revolution, through courses, workshops and tastings. The second new entry is “Mix & Spirits Hospitality”, a lounge dedicated to the world of mixing and spirits and their evolution. The space will only allow access to buyers and press which will see the best companies and the most sought-after labels, signed by one of the greatest Italian experts in the art of mixing, Massimo D’Addezio.
To ensure compliance with the current COVID19 regulations in place, a safety protocol will be applied by the organizers. Thanks to the large open outdoor spaces of Vinòforum, the festival will be able to accommodate a large number of people, avoiding crowds and ensuring the observance of interpersonal distances. Within the event itself, hand sanitizing stations will be strategically placed near tasting areas and restaurants, and a mask will be required when at ordering counters and while circulating throughout the event. Each guest will be given a personal glass that will be taken with them on the tasting journey.
September 10 – 19
Parco di Tor di Quinto
Via Fornaci di Tor di Quinto, 10
Sun – Thurs 7pm – 12am, Fri – Sat 7pm – 1am
Entry fee: €16 (inclusive of 10 wine tastings)