Gastronomy takes over Florence for 21 days with the Florence Food & Wine Biennale from November 10–30. Born from the desire to promote traditional Florentine cuisine in the context of history and art, the event is staged across restaurants, shops, piazzas and historic buildings with a full program of dinners, wine-tastings, presentations, shows, food itineraries and markets.
Events include the presentation of rare traditional dishes drawn from the city’s collective memory and prepared by restaurants; a gathering of master gelato-makers to design a flavor for this year’s biennale; and a display of food-inspired marble sculptures by Florentine artist Antonio Lo Pinto, including representations of Florence’s iconic bistecca fiorentina in red French and white Carrara marble.
Organized by Confesercenti Firenze under the artistic direction of journalist Leonardo Romanelli, the Florence Food & Wine Biennale is inspired by late Florentine journalist Leo Codacci, acclaimed for his contribution to the promotion and preservation of Florence and Tuscany’s culinary traditions.
Florence Food & Wine Biennale