European Food Summit returns in November to Ljubljana

Published: 5.8.2021

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European Food Summit returns in November to Ljubljana

Between 6 and 8 November 2021, European Food Summit shall again inspire us with stories of exceptional individuals who have been successfully sculpting the idea of sustainable future of food worldwide.

European Food Summit returns in November to Ljubljana

European Food Summit, which ranks among the most important European culinary events should have taken place last March but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented it. As the organizers of the event, Jezeršek gostinstvo, announced some time ago, this year's European Food Summit will take place in November, more precisely between 6 and 8 November 2021, during the traditional November Gourmet Ljubljana culinary festival, when a series of culinary events in the company of top chefs and winemakers take place in the capital.

Martin Jezeršek, the director of company Jezeršek gostinstvo and the representative of the organizer of the event explains: "We have remained optimistic to the last moment, but then suddenly, due to the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, we decided, together with the event partners Slovenian Tourist Board and Tourism Ljubljana, to postpone the European Food Symposium to this year. As the organizer, we truly wish to realize the entire program this time. If any new restrictions are adopted to prevent the spread of infections, we will be compelled to adjust the program and the structure of the event accordingly."

What can we thus expect from the European Food Summit?

The curator of the event, Andrea Petrini, responds: "Let’s admit it: it’s going to be a tricky, emotional affair when, finally, in a few months’ time, we are all going to catch up again in Ljubljana this November. When we see each other, face to face, talk to each other, after all this insanely long and painful time. And then see in our eyes how much these hard times have changed us and have changed the world along with us. And we’ll also find out, how in a long present of deliberate outspoken introspection, how much through our stories, our words, and through the sound and the rhythm of our spoken and broken words, we want to change, all together, that tiny little thing we all share and definitely have in common across all nations and divisions: that same world we all live in."

Therefore, it is now time to bring more to the table – anew and all together – with the World's Best Female Chef of 2017, a recipient of two Michelin stars and one of the symposium program creators, Ana Roš, who, together with the summit guests, will encourage us all to think in favour of a better and more sustainable future. "This year's European Food Symposium will mirror the current events in the world of gastronomy, culture and the current state of mind, while at the same time, it will provide answers about the future, guidelines and changes. We will ask ourselves new, different questions, perhaps reach compromises or perhaps find out that mountain cuisine is the future of world gastronomy, perhaps new ideas will be born," Ana Roš thinks openly.

Martin Jezeršek hereby adds: »For sure, we also wish to bring to the table some burning issues, which are important for the development and the future of food, as well as for gastronomy. At the end of the summit, we wish to obtain conclusions which will be useful for each participant. We must not forget that the world today needs food that is grown and used responsibly, and above all, that there is enough for everyone. But we also need food which is good for our body, mind and spirit, perhaps more than ever before. This year's European Food Summit will enlighten this topic as well.«

In addition to the inspiring contents of the Symposium which will host the biggest culinary names and outstanding individuals from the field of science, art, cuisine and the media world that will inspire us with their stories and encourage us to think forward for a better and more sustainable future, the three-day program will feature exceptional accompanying culinary events. Among them the sensational Gourmet Crawl Ljubljana, a unique culinary exploration of the cultural temples and Ljubljana city sights with top Ljubljana chefs, unforgettable Experience dinner with the best culinary virtuosos, I Feel Slovenia daily trips through hidden corners of Slovenia where unique world-class gourmet stories are being written, and one-of-a-kind culinary tandems, a.k.a. Ljubljana Soul Chefs.

European Food Summit event shall once again, with its unsurpassing culinary program further contribute to the culinary flourishing of Ljubljana as the gastronomic capital, as well as Slovenia, which this year prides itself with the title of the European Region of Gastronomy

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