27, 28 and 29 October 2018


  • Wine

  • Beer

  • Cooking Shows

  • Tasting Table

  • Talk show

  • Arts Dinners

Taormina capital of taste

Taormina Gourmet is back, the flagship event organized by the online magazine Cronachedigusto.it, scheduled from October 27th to 29th at the Hotel Villa Diodoro in Taormina.

Also this year the kermesse, now in its sixth edition, aims to showcase "all that is good in the world". We will host the best Italian wineries (and not only), gourmet chefs, including some starred, excellent agri-food companies, craft breweries appreciated throughout Italy and many journalists invited to tell the extraordinary peculiarities and strengths of the Italian agri-food system.

The appointment is on 27, 28 and 29 October at the Grand Hotel Villa Diodoro, in Taormina.


  • Friday October 26, 2018

    Palazzo Duchi di S. Stefano – Taormina 10am
    Intesa Sanpaolo awards the best Sicilian Michelin Chefs

    Art Dinner – Pizzeria La Botte (located at no. 4 in Santa Domenica square) - Taormina
    10 great pizza chefs matching 5 great craft beers
    Taormina Gourmet 2018 opens with an exclusive dinner dedicated to pizza. The pizzeria La Botte will be the scene for the preview of the event with a unique event: ten great Sicilian pizza-chefs will meet five large craft beers.

    Thus Cronache di Gusto gives visibility to a world that in Sicily demand more space and recognition. The journalist Luciano Pignataro, curator of 50TopPizza, will introduce the evening. Limited places € 50.00

  • Saturday October 27, 2018

    Wine and Beer. The Masterclasses
    Sala Giardino A e B, Sala Belvedere

    Sala Giardino A
    11 am - Kuaska and a gently-sour beers tasting € 15,00
    1 pm - Italian craft canned beers: the new controversial but unstoppable frontier € 20,00
    3 pm – Vertical tasting Barolo Borgogna € 25,00
    5 pm - "With craft beers we have reached the end!" Masterclass with Schigi € 15,00
    7 pm - Craft beers and extreme food, Masterclass with Schigi € 15,00

    Sala Giardino B
    1 pm – FIC – Federazione Italiana Cuochi, Presentation of the national congress that will be held in March 2019 in Catania, the president Rocco Cristiano Pozzulo will be present
    3 pm – Pomodoro Pachino, a meeting to know the “red gold” of South Italy. A tasting will be served
    5 pm – Angelo Gaja: the future of wine. Free entrance on prior reservation
    7 pm – Wine, fly-wheel of a territory: meeting with city mayors and presidente of the Strade del vino Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Etna e Noto [Wine routes of Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Etna and Noto]

    Sala Belvedere
    11 am – Vertical tasting of Doc Etna Rosso Arcurìa Graci € 30,00
    1 pm – Vertical tasting of Doc Faro Oblì – Tenuta Enza La Fauci € 15,00
    3 pm - From Tuscany to Sicily in the name of Giacomo Tachis € 20,00
    5 pm - The Soave under test of time: vertical tasting with Salvarenza Vecchie Vigne of Sandro Gini € 15,00
    7 pm - " The universe Grillo according to Nino Barraco" € 30,00 

    Cooking Show
    Sala Ristorante, Hotel Villa Diodoro
    "Games without frontiers" is the theme chosen for the cooking show within the sixth edition of Taormina Gourmet.
    There are no barriers in cuisine, nor cultural and geographical boundaries. Food becomes contamination, transformation, fusion of cultures, traditions, flavors and aromas in the hands of authoritative chefs, able to dialogue with tradition and make it elegant and contemporary.
    During each meeting all chefs will cook a dish, telling themselves and providing cues for a real cooking lesson dedicated to the most gourmand.

    11 am - Marco Baglieri "Egg 68" – Ristorante il Crocifisso, Noto (SR) € 10,00
    12.30 pm - Christian De Simone “Squared pork” – Palmento di Feudi, Niscemi (CL) € 10,00
    2 pm – Adriano Pizzurro “Mediterranean Arancina” - Sfrigola, Palermo € 10,00
    3.30 pm – Tasting of different aging of Parmigiano Reggiano – Caseificio Malandrone, Pavullo nel Frignano (MO) € 15,00
    5 pm Pietro D’Agostino "Scent of sea, scent of salt" – La Capinera, Taormina (ME) € 15,00
    6.30 pm - Pasquale Caliri " Red crayfish rests in the more red than true " - Marina del Nettuno Yachting Club, Messina € 15,00

    Art dinner
    Hotel Villa Neri – Linguaglossa, 9.00 pm
    A six-handed dinner with three major protagonists of Italian star restaurants: Lorenzo Cogo, chef at El Coq in Piazza dei Signori in Vicenza, Roy Caceres, chef and owner of the Metamorfosi restaurant in Rome and Accursio Craparo, chef and owner of the restaurant "Da Accursio" in Modica (RG) will prepare a tasteful itinerary in the wonderful setting of Villa Neri di Linguaglossa, on the slopes of Etna.
    Chef Elia Russo, from the restaurant "Le Dodici Fontane" of Villa Neri, will do the honors. € 130.00 per person

  • Sunday October 28, 2018

    Wine and beer. The Masterclasses
    Sala Giardino A e B, Sala Belvedere

    Sala Giardino A
    11 am - Five vintages of the supertuscan Oreno Tenuta Sette Ponti € 20,00
    1 pm – Alcamo, a Doc towards a phase of recovery: horizontal tasting of some among the best labels € 15,00
    3 pm – Tasting with Angela Velenosi € 15,00
    5 pm – Vertical tasting of Lalùci Baglio del Cristo di Campobello € 25,00
    7 pm - Masterclass with beers from Franconia € 15,00

    Sala Giardino B
    1 pm – Attilio Scienza
    3 pm – Baladin, a success story: Andrea Camaschella interviews Teo Musso
    5 pm – Oscar Farinetti tells: food and wine, our petroleum. Free entrance
    7 pm – Sicilian Wine Awards, award ceremony of the best wines, with a tasting of the awarded labels.

    Sala Belvedere
    11 am – The great wines of Angelo Gaja € 150,00
    1 pm – The best essential wines: presentation of the 2019 guide Doctor Wine, written by Daniele Cernilli, with tasting € 15,00
    3 pm – Masterclass of Riccardo Cotarella € 20,00
    5 pm – Tasting with great Austrian wines € 15,00
    7 pm – At full champagne: vertical tasting Bruno Paillard € 30,00 

    Cooking Show
    Sala Ristorante, Hotel Villa Diodoro
    11 am - Gianni Giardina and Andrea Laganga " Cheek to cheek – The gargiularu according to Giardina - Macelleria Giardina, Canicattì (AG) € 10,00
    12.30 pm- Roy Caceres "Anti-pasta" – Metamorfosi, Roma € 15,00
    2 pm – Elia Russo, Scallop millefeuille with Etna porcini mushroom, sea urchin, air of coffee and double beef consommé – Le Dodici Fontane, Linguaglossa (CT) € 10,00
    3.30 pm - Armando Codispoti " Cod fish….from East to West" € 10,00
    5 pm - Alfio Visalli "Time Food Off Series" - Blu Lab Academy, Aci Sant’Antonio (CT) € 10,00
    6.30 pm – Roberto Rubino, Salvatore Passalacqua and Filippo Drago Masterclass pasta and cheese € 10,00

    Tasting Table
    Sala Conferenze e Sala Bar
    Italian and foreign wineries with whites and reds for all palates and agri-food niche and excellent products.
    Some of the best craft beers and high-quality agri-food products will also be present.

    3 pm – 10 pm entrance € 20,00 for a day, € 30,00 for two days

  • Monday October 29, 2018

    Wine and beer. The Masterclasses
    Sala Giardino A e B, Sala Belvedere

    Sala Giardino A
    1 pm – Riedel, the importance of wine glass appearance to exalt the best wines: tasting with different types of wine glass and 4 wines among Pinot Nero, taglio Bordolese, Chardonnay and Riesling € 20,00
    3 pm – All the secrets to drink at best a craft beer: a lesson from the expert Michele Galati

    Sala Giardino B
    11 am – Scirocco Wine Fest: preview of the 2019 edition with tasting. Free entrance
    3 pm – 2018 – 2019 Etna Wine Guide: presentation and tasting of the 23 must-have wines. Free entrance

    Sala Belvedere
    11 am Vertical tasting Gattinara tre vigne azienda Travaglini € 15,00
    1 pm Vertical Tasting of Guado al Tasso Antinori € 70,00
    3 pm – The value of winegrowers, the work of merchants: meeting with tasting Cavaj De Tiren, Proposta Vini and Teatro del Vino € 15,00

    5 pm – Vertical tasting of Barbacarlo € 15,00

    Cooking Show
    Sala Ristorante, Hotel Villa Diodoro
    11 am – Seby Sorbello “Norway lobster wears Autumn” – Sabir Gourmanderie, Zafferana Etnea (CT) € 15,00
    12.30 pm – Accursio Craparo “Soft-boiled egg” – Accursio Ristorante, Modica (RG) € 15,00
    2 pm – Giovanni Galesi “The Marshal delight” – Scuola Nosco, Ragusa Ibla € 10,00
    3.30 pm – Giuseppe Geraci “Snack after the bell-ringer” – Modì, Torregrotta (ME) € 10,00
    5 pm – Angelo Franzò “Pasta of the day after” – Grand Hotel San Pietro Taormina (Me) € 10,00

    Tasting Table
    Sala Conferenze e Sala Bar
    Italian and foreign wineries with whites and reds for all palates and agri-food niche and excellent products.
    Some of the best craft beers and high-quality agri-food products will also be present.

    11 am – 6 pm entrance € 20,00 for a day, € 30,00 for two days

The programme - download

A preview of what awaits you

Cooking Show

Twenty cooking shows committed to great gourmet chefs, who will tell their cuisine through the preparation of a dish.


Thirty masterclasses of Italian and international wineries.

Talk show

Talk shows and thematic meetings with great celebrities of wine, food and catering scene that will tell the world of food & wine from unknown points of view.

Sicilian Wine Awards

Third edition of the Sicilian Wine Awards, with an exceptional jury chaired by Daniele Cernilli, aka Doctor Wine.

Tasting Table

Maxi tasting table, with the opportunity to meet Italian and foreign wineries, taste the wines and meet the producers of excellent products, who will tell you all the nuances of artisanal productions.

Art Dinner

Gala dinner with three starred chefs for an unforgettable food and wine experience.

Ten pizza makers for five beers

Evening with tastings of gourmet pizzas with Sicilian artisan wineries.


Taormina Gourmet è un evento Cronachedigusto.it - Copyright © 2013-2018 | Powered EffeGrafica.it