If you are currently in or near London, you may want to consider visiting the Bellavita Expo at the Business Design Centre in Islington. It is the UK’s largest food and wine trade show solely dedicated to Italian products. Taking place between 19 – 21 July 2015, the event is bringing together artisan Italian producers and some of the best food and beverage buyers out there.
This is the second year that the Bellavita Expo is in London. Last year 200 Italian producers and 7,000 visitors came to the Expo. Once again in 2015 you can expect to find the highest quality food and wine from producers from all regions of Italy, and they are more than happy to tell you about the provenance of the ingredients and the story behind the product.
Products being exhibiting include cured meats, cheeses, olives, pastas, truffles, coffee, pastries, macaroons, craft beer, wines and spirits to name just a few.
There is a Food Theatre with live demonstrations and masterclasses on topics from charcuterie to coffee, with guest chefs including Carmelo Carnevale, Aldo Zilli, Giorgio Locatelli and Modena’s Massimo Bottura. Demonstrations today are by guest chefs which include Theo Randall & Alessandro Grano. While experts Loris Propedo and Raul Diaz will be at the Wine Theatre discussing wines, craft beers and Grappa.
During the event a jury of over 100 experts from the food industry will be walking around and tasting the best products for the all-new Bellavita Awards 2015, a special quality contest divided between Food & Wine categories.
For more information visit their website www.bellavitaexpo.com
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH www.businessdesigncentre.co.uk