The Festival del Prosciutto di Parma PDO, scheduled from 6 to 8 September in Langhirano, will have a spin-off in the heart of Parma with the Parma Bistrò, under the Portici del Grano, during the week from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 September.
Here are some of the events scheduled:
Monday 9 September
Libri e libri: letteratura estiva d’autore.
Talk show with Ayanta Barilli presenting her first novel Un Mare Viola Scuro and Umberto Zapelloni talking about the 9 drivers who became F1 World Champions driving a Ferrari in the book Ferrari. Gli uomini d’oro del Cavallino
Tuesday 10 September
The Prosciutto di Parma Consortium presents an artistic project to enhance the local land designed by the students of the Liceo Artistico Toschi school of art: the goal is creating an installation representing the Municipalities where the PDO is made.
Wednesday 11 September
The Chef and Prosciutto di Parma: Cooking Show by Michele Buia, chef of “Trattoria Il Cortile” in Parma
Thursday 12 September
Leisure time with Bruno Vanzan, one of the world’s most famous bartenders: Vanzan will present cocktails that pair perfectly with finger foods made with Prosciutto di Parma PDO.
Friday 13 September
Remote twinning with the “Bufala Fest – non solo mozzarella” (taking place in Naples from 31 August to 8 September): pairing in the kitchen between Prosciutto di Parma PDO and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana PDO.
Saturday, September 14
Aperitime with Djset: Prosciutto di Parma sushi and other finger foods with Metropolitan Artists DJSET
Sunday, September 15
…E I CITTADINI CORREAN ALLA FESTA…
The OVer chamber orchestra of Verdissime.com, in a grand finale of the week dedicated to Prosciutto di Parma with pieces by Giuseppe Verdi and Gioachino Rossini.
The Parma Bistrò is part of the wider Settembre Gastronomico project and will be open from Sunday 1st September to Sunday 29 September, under the Portici del Grano, in the Piazza Garibaldi square.
A space where foodies and tourists coming to town will have the possibility of tasting products that are the symbol of made-in-Parma agrifood, in the gourmet proposals signed by Parma Quality Restaurants. Not only that: the Parma Bistrò will also be the area hosting events dedicated to promoting product culture.
Every week will have a topic. The Red Gold from Parma will open the programme, it will be followed by Prosciutto di Parma PDO (from 9 to 15 September) and anchovies, and it will end with the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO and pasta “couple”. The milk supply chain will be present throughout the period.
Also ALMA – the International School of Italian Cuisine – will be a star of the Parma Bistrò with two master classes: Thursday 5 September, dedicated to the authentic Italian ritual of the aperitif, and Thursday 19 September, dedicated to the world of tea.
The Parma Bistrò will also have a social value: for the entire duration of “Settembre Gastronomico”, this space will be indeed used to promote an awareness campaign on the topic of the dietary needs of the weakest parts of the population. The Parma Bistrò will also work as a point for collecting and donating food intended for charities active in the Parma area.